's New Year's Day Playlist

The beginning of a new year is exciting and inspiring. It is a time to erase yesterday's dramas and start fresh! Here are few songs to help you feel encouraged and empowered.

The beginning of a new year is always exciting and inspiring. It is a time to erase yesterday’s dramas and start fresh! Here are few songs to help you feel encouraged and empowered on the first day of what promises to be a more prosperous, happy and amazing year!

Destiny’s Child gave us the strength to carry on with this song.Listen []

Take a peek at Vanessa William’s power song “Work to Do.” Listen [].

Monica proves she’s a strong woman on this track from her 2010 album “Still Standing.” Listen [].

Alicia Keys knows how to lift every woman. Check out “Superwoman” on her “As I Am” album. Listen []

The queen of soul was a trailblazer in uplifting music. Check out “Rock Steady.” Listen [].

Patti LaBelle shows us how to get a new attitude in the new year. Listen [].

“Alright” by Janet Jackson off her “Rhythm Nation” is just what you need in the new year. Listen [].

El Debarge shows us all why second chances are so important. Listen [].

Have a listen to Gospel duo Mary Mary’s “Get Up” — it’ll get you moving for sure! Listen [].

Mary J. Blige takes a stand and ends the drama. Listen [].

Kanye West gets the blood pumping with “Stronger” off “Graduation.” Listen []

Fantasia lifts the soul with “I’m Doin’ Me” off “Back to Me.” Listen []

What song could bring a broader smile to your face in the new year? Check out Bill Wither’s “Lovely Day.” Listen [].

Check out this old school song, “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone. Listen [].

R&B legend Marvin Gaye shares his gift and encourages everyone on his version of “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” Listen [].

Mariah Carey gives a little encouragement and inspiration on this song off “The Emancipation of Mimi.” Listen []

Mary always knows how to best get you motivated. Check out “Just Fine” off her “Growing Pains” album. Listen [].

Destiny’s Child sings the importance of being “Free” and clearing your mind to make way for a better day. Listen [].

As bright as the sun, Jill Scott sings about why she’s living her life like it’s golden. Listen [].

Gospel music leader Kirk Franklin and God’s Property give some musical inspiration on “The Storm is Over.” Listen [].

Listen to Dinah Washington’s rendition of “What a Difference a Day Makes.” Listen [].

Here’s to another woman empowerment song, this time by the one and only Whitney Houston. Listen [].

The legendary Bob Marley delivers a great message on “Three Little Birds” off his popular album, “Exodus.” Listen [].

Have a listen to Jimmy Cliff’s inspirational song, “I Can See Clearly Now” which appeared on the “Cool Runnings” soundtrack. Listen [].

Check out Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up.” Listen [].

Have a listen to Alice Smith’s great song, “New Religion.” Listen [].

There’s no excuse not to feel good in 2011 — especially with tunes like James Brown’s “I feel Good.” Listen [].

T.I. and Rihanna show you how to live your best life. Listen [].

Listen to Faith Evans’ “Love Like This.” Listen [].

Alicia Keys creates feel good music, check out her number on hit “No One” to jump start your year. Listen [].

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