Memorial Day: Your Ultimate Black Family Music Playlist

Your favorite backyard and beach day music set.

Memorial Day 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. Even if you've decided to stay home with your indoor grill and big screen TV, you can still have a dope time hanging out with your crew. 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 Day playlist has something for everyone. Here's your ultimate music playlist for the cookout or family indoor fun—the only soundtrack you'll need to start the party.

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


  3. "Break My Soul" - Beyonce

  4. "Tootsee Roll" - 69 Boyz

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

  6. "Essence" - WizKid

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

  8. “Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid

  9. “Never Too Much” – Luther Vandross

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

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

  12. “Boo'd Up” – Ella Mai

  13. “Just Fine” – Mary J. Blige

  14. “Lovely Day” – Bill Withers

  15. “Candy” – Cameo

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

  17. “Wobble” – V.I.C.

  18. “Rock Yo Hips” – Crime Mob

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

  20. “Alright” – Kendrick Lamar

  21. “Ballin “– Roddy Ricch

  22. Nice For What” – Drake

  23. "BANANA” – Conkarah featuring Shaggy

  24. “Hey Ya” – Outkast

  25. “Finesse” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

  26. “Church” – Samm Henshaw

  27. “Come Down” – Anderson Paak

  28. "Hella Black" – Tobe Nwige Ft. New Respects

  29. "Summertime" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

  30. "Hot in Here" - Nelly

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