20 Songs to Add More Black Women to Your Playlists

Here are 20 songs to add more black women to your playlists, because who doesn't love some new music?

  1. 1. "I Like That" — Janelle Monáe

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Little rough around the edges, but I keep it smooth”

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  2. 2. "Collide" — Tiana Major9

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Riding slow, ‘cause you know the world’s moving too fast”

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  3. 3. "Drive" — Raiche

    Our Favorite Lyric: "Don't you give up when you're losing control"

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  4. 4. "Don't Wait" — Mapei

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Not a thing in the world could get between what we share”

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  5. 5. "Ego" — Koren Grace

    Our Favorite Lyric: “All the joy in the world, you’re not satisfied”

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  6. 6. "Show Me Love" — Laura Mvula

    Our Favorite Lyric: "I miss the wonder of a future with somebody"

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  7. 7. "Facts Only" — Alex Mali

    Our Favorite Lyric: “I’m a worldwide problem, let’s be honest”

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  8. 8. "Deep End" — Fousheé

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Built on the bodies of men, nobody winning”

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  9. 9. "Dandelions" — Ruth B.

    Our Favorite Lyric: “I’ve never dreamed of nobody like you”

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  10. 10. "Remember Me" — UMI

    Our Favorite Lyric: “We said by now that we’d everything and more”

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  11. 11. "Everything is Everything" — Lauryn Hill

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Who won’t accept deception, instead of what is truth”

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  12. 12. “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)" — Blu Cantrell

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Put your hands on his cash and spend it to the last dime”

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  13. 13. "Rules" — Arlissa

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Now I’m good at friends but I’m bad at lovers”

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  14. 14. "Motivation" — Normani

    Our Favorite Lyric: “I’ma break you off, let me be your motivation”

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  15. 15. "Look" — Leikeli47

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Tags, snatching, designer on designer it’s a habit”

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  16. 16. "Smooth Operator" — Sade

    Our Favorite Lyric: “We move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy”

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  17. 17. "Cellophane" — FKA Twigs

    Our Favorite Lyric: “All wrapped in cellophane, the feelings we had”

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  18. 18. "Off the Grid" — Alina Baraz

    Our Favorite Lyric: “I can feel your aura and it’s vibrant”

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  19. 19. "Gonna Love Me" — Teyana Taylor

    Our Favorite Lyric: “Overthinking, understanding, don’t let a feeling change it up”

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  20. 20. "Color Theory" — Kari Faux

    Our Favorite Lyric: “My love kaleidoscope, come and let me change your view”

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