Celebration Playlist

I am loving the positivity that is omnipresent with our new President-Elect Barack Obama. I swear I woke up on November 5th and the world was clearer and sunnier. My allergies miraculously cleared up and my terrible cold seemed to have subsided. Birds were singing, and I think people were just skipping lightly down the street. Twas like Mary Poppins came to 2008 and spread her magic. I was walking down the street humming “I can See Clearly Now” It. Was. AWESOME. I’ve spent 3 days bursting into random song and dance at the thought of the fact that Barack Obama is about to be the Prez!

So I came up with a Celebration Playlist

  • “Celebrate, good times come on” by Kool & the Gang
  • “Ain’t no stopping us now” by McFadden & Whitehead
  • “Celebrate” by Smokie Norful
  • “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone” by Johnny Nash
  • “Say it Loud, I’m Black & proud” by James Brown
  • “There’s Hope” by India Arie
  • “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
  • “Keep Ya Head Up” by Tupac
  • “The Storm is Over Now” by Kirk Franklin
  • “Joyful, Joyful” – Preferably the Sister Act 2 version with the rap (Joyful joyful Lord we adore thee, and in my life I put none before thee, and since I was a youngster I came to know, that you were the only one to go…”. I couldn’t help it. I’m even doing the dance)

What songs would you add to this playlist?

Sidenote: I wonder how many kids got conceived in all this election elation *yesss for alliteration*. I mean, people were feeling sooo good when they found out that the White House wouldn’t be needing a 24-hour on-call nurse, and I know it sparked certain feelings in couples everywhere to cut loose and GET IT IN. I guarantee that in 9 months, there will be a mini baby boom, and a flock of newborns named “Barack”. “Celebrate good times, INDEED!”

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  1. Anonymous
    November 6, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    My election playlist:

    -We are One, Frankie Beverly and Maze
    -Solid As a Rock, Sizzla
    -We’re a Winner, Curtis Mayfield
    -A Change is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke
    -Free, Denise Williams
    -Black and Proud, James Brown
    -Respect, Staple Singer
    -R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Aretha Franklin
    -I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone, JIMMY Cliff (blasphemous that you listed the Johnny Nash version!!!)
    -Redemption Song, Bob Marley
    -Zion in a Vision, Garnett Silk
    -Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, McFadden and Whitehead


  2. NaturallyAlise
    November 7, 2008 at 12:43 am

    this is the hood edition:

    Nas, “Black President”
    2Pac, “Keep Ya Head Up”
    Jay-Z, “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”
    Jadakiss, “We Gon Make It”
    Kanye West, “Through the Wire”

  3. shay-d-lady
    November 7, 2008 at 2:41 am

    we are the champions-queen
    dont worry be happy-bobby mcfarin
    what a wonderful world-Lous Armstrong
    in my life-beatles
    Let it Be-Beatles
    Time of your life -green day
    Walking on Sunshine-I dont know who sings this
    You gotta be-desree
    your unbeleiveable-EMF
    its a beautiful day-U2
    Suddenly I see=KT Tunstall

  4. eysqueen
    November 7, 2008 at 7:12 am

    i sang bout every song on that list on Nov 5th, lol.

  5. Peyso
    November 7, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Homecoming – Kanye West
    Celebration – Kanye West
    Cant Tell Me Nothing – Kanye West
    My President is Black – Jeezy
    Sky’s the Limit – Biggie
    Man in the Mirror – Michael J
    World’s Greatest – R. Kelly
    I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
    Some How Some Way – Jay
    The Whole Barack Obama mixtape

  6. Assertive Wit
    November 7, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I can’t even lie…I was getting my brakes beat off between 9 and 11 hahahhahaa but yo blog bet not have jinxed my reproductive organs…or i’m unsubscribing LOL

  7. Eb the Celeb
    November 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Oh yes… that joyful joyful from sister act was the bizness… i love that movie… maybe Obama winning will be able to give Lauryn that kick she needs to make a comeback

  8. meleka
    November 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Destiny’s Child- So good

    “I know you hate it, but I’m
    So good so good so good” lol

  9. im_da_sweetest
    November 9, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    ~Happy Face _ Destiny’s Child (Woke up and realized this world
    ain’t so bad after all….)

    ~Sitting on top of the World- Brandy ft. Mase
    ~Black President – Nas
    ~I’m Cool Like That- Digable Planets
    ~Hate on Me- Jill Scott
    ~U-N-I-T-Y – Queen Latifah
    ~it’s Like that- Run DMC

    For the record, there are already two new Barak’s in the world one Born on the 4th shortly after the election was called, and one born on the 5th…. get it in anyway!

  10. Monk
    November 10, 2008 at 8:04 am

    “Tomorrow” by Tevin Campbell.

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