Editors' Notes Corinne Bailey Rae is a Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul artist from Leeds. “For my Black History Month playlist, I wanted to choose moments of Black Excellence in music,” she tells Apple Music. “This is not an exhaustive list, neither is it a list of black political anthems. There’s some history, some politics, some moments of exquisite interiority and some moments of pure fun! Thus, we have the Kendrick Lamar anthem ‘Alright’ and Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ as examples of the pure musical excellence, with the aching ‘Many Rivers to Cross’ and deeply personal ‘Ex-Factor’. Songs like Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ reminds us that a black woman was topping the charts internationally throughout the 1980s. Some tracks are also chosen for how they changed the game, like ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’, and others, like ‘One Love’, for their inclusive message. Enjoy!”

SONG
ALBUM
Alright
3:39
 
Keep On Movin'
6:01
 
No Ordinary Love
7:20
 
Money Don't Matter 2 Night
4:47
 
Don't Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha)
4:17
 
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
2:51
 
Ultralight Beam
5:20
 
Four Women
4:28
 
No More Drama
5:26
 
Mary, Don't You Weep
7:26
 
Rashida
6:09
 
Be Real Black for Me
3:34
 
Rhythm Nation
5:30
 
Survivor
4:14
 
Voice Inside (Everything Is Everything)
3:29
 
Ghetto Heaven
4:40
 
Drop It Like It's Hot (feat. Pharrell Williams)
4:26
 
4:19
 
A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement
7:43
 
Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing
4:44
 
One In Ten
4:32
 
The Boogie Man Song
2:22
 
Ballad of the Sad Young Men
7:00
 
Many Rivers To Cross
2:41
 
Respect
2:25
 
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
4:52
 
What's Going On
3:52
 
Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)
16:21
 
God Bless the Child
3:09
 
Buffalo Soldier
4:17
 
Soldier
5:03
 
Ex-Factor
5:26
 
Police & Thieves
4:04
 
Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud, Pts.1 & 2
4:46
 
Move On Up (Extended Version)
8:55
 
8:40
 
One Love / People Get Ready (Exodus 40 Mix)
2:58
 

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