’s New Year’s Playlist

New Year’s Day Playlist

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!

“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

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

“Work to Do” by Vanessa Williams

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

“Still Standing” by Monica featuring Ludacris

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

“Superwoman” by Alicia Keys

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

“Rock Steady” by Aretha Franlkin

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

“New Attitude” by Patti LaBelle

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

“Alright” by Janet Jackson

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

“Second Chance” by El Debarge

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

“Get Up” by Mary Mary

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

“No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige

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

“Stronger” by Kanye West

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

“I’m Doin’ Me” by Fantasia

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

“Lovely Day” by Bill Withers

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

“Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

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

“His Eye is on the Sparrow” by Marvin Gaye

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

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“Fly Like a Bird” by Mariah Carey

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

“Just Fine” by Mary J. Blige

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

“Free” by Destiny’s Child

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

“Golden” by Jill Scott

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

“The Storm is Over Now” by Kirk Franklin

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

“What a Difference a Day Makes” by Dinah Washington

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

“I’m Every Woman” by Whitney Houston

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

“Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley

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

“I Can See Clearly Now” by Jimmy Cliff

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

“Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield

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

“New Religion” by Alice Smith

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

“I Feel Good” by James Brown

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

“Live Your Life” by T.I. featuing Rihanna

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

“Love Like This” by Faith Evans

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

“No One” by Alicia Keys

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

New Year’s Day Playlist