Memorial Day: Your Ultimate Black Family Music Playlist

Your favorite backyard and beach day music set.

Memorial Day weekend is an excellent time to reconnect with family and friends as you head to your local beaches, boardwalks, and parks to welcome the sunshine and relaxation as the unofficial start of summer begins!

And even if you've decided to stay at home instead with your indoor grill and big screen TV, you can still have a dope time hanging with your family.

Either way, nothing is going to stop the cookout from commencing! Bring the potato salad, burgers, and cocktails and leave the music and party vibes to from old school classics and new school gems; our Memorial weekend playlist has a little something for everyone. So however you plan to spend the holiday, do so safely and peacefully.

Here's your ultimate music playlist for the cookout or family indoor fun—the only soundtrack you'll need to get the party started right.

  1. "Get Down On It" - Kool & The Gang

  2. "Tootsee Roll" - 69 Boyz

  3. "Let's Groove" - Earth, Wind & Fire

  4. "Essence" - WizKid

  5. "Leave The Door Open" - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

  6. “Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid

  7. “Never Too Much” – Luther Vandross

  8. “She's a Bad Mama Jama” – Carl Carlton

  9. Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove”

  10. “Boo'd Up” – Ella Mai

  11. “Just Fine” – Mary J. Blige

  12. “Lovely Day” – Bill Withers

  13. “Candy” – Cameo

  14. “Whoomp There It Is Club Mix” - Tag Team

  15. “Wobble” – V.I.C.

  16. “Rock Yo Hips” – Crime Mob

  17. “This Is How We Do it” – Montell Jordan

  18. “Alright” – Kendrick Lamar

  19. “Ballin “– Roddy Ricch

  20. Nice For What” – Drake

  21. "BANANA” – Conkarah featuring Shaggy

  22. “Hey Ya” – Outkast

  23. “Finesse” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

  24. “Church” – Samm Henshaw

  25. “Come Down” – Anderson Paak

  26. Hella Black – Tobe Nwige Ft. New Respects

  27. “Before I Let Go” – Beyonce

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