1. "Summertime" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
How could OP not begin with this aptly named song?
2. "Happy Feelin's" - Frankie Beverly and Maze
Beyoncé's fabulous cover of the group's "Before I Let Go" put the group back in the spotlight but this group has always been a soul staple for black families everywhere. Check out another classic from them.
3. "Wobble" - V.I.C
This is at every one of your black friend's family events - the cookout, the wedding reception, the family reunion, the holiday parties, the new baby's baptism.
4. "Lovely Day" - Bill Withers
When the weather is perfect, the food is delicious, the laughs are abundant.
5. "Back that Ass Up" - Juvenile
That song your Pentecostal, Rhodes Scholar, Harvard post-doc, St. John wearing auntie loves and then returns to sort of repent on Sunday.
6. "Love and Happiness" - Al Green
This is the song your tipsy auntie exclaims, "y'all kids don't know about this". OP decided to post the live Soul Train performance because the program was a cultural touchstone and the singer has deliveredT some prime vocals and charisma here.
7. "Let's Groove" - Earth, Wind & Fire
The afro-futuristic funk legends and their extensive catalog have put smiles on our faces. Accessorize that two-step with an ear-to-ear grin with this classic.
8. "Crush on You" - Lil Kim feat. Lil Cease
Remember when you young ass knew all the lyrics and yo momma cut you that side eye? OP remembers that moment. Sorry momma, I gotta drop it like it's hot.
9. "Party" - Beyoncé feat. Andre 3000
Simply put, it's a jam. Sorry J. Cole you can't do it like this.
10. "Outstanding" - The Gap Band
A grown folks cookout staple. When yo grandparents was quarreling earlier but turn this shit on and they out hitting that two step.
ONTD, please share your favorite cookout classics, OP wishes she could put 100 videos in this post. Happy Listen's!
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