Summer Travel Playlist
Updated: Feb 25, 2021
My adventurers! Hope all is well with you and all of yours! So, while hitting the highway for my most recent adventure, I realized: the right music can set the tone for your whole trip! I had about a two-hour drive up to Lake Geneva, and I wanted to share with you all a few of the jams that kept me energized, encouraged, and ready for the adventures ahead. Now, this playlist on my phone is "Live Your Best Life". Now, I admit, some of the songs on this playlist overlap from another playlist I created entitled "Feeling Myself", so you can pick up the context clues about the type of motivation these songs can bring. They cross genres, and fellas, I apologize now, it is a female-heavy playlist. But that doesn't mean that you can't jam to these tunes too. As an attempt to make it up to the fellas, I'll start the list with the male artists:
Craig David- "Live In the Moment" (Yeah, it's the same Craig David you're thinking of; the artist who brought us "Can You Fill Me In" and "Seven Days"? Well, he's still making hits!)
Lil Duval- "Smile"
Lyfe Jennings- "Haters" & "I Am" ("I Am" is a great song to remind you to be thought and word-conscious. Good music imparts not just good vibes but good messages and this song does both!)
G-Child- "Grind & Sacrifice" (This song 🔥🔥🔥! I heard it on a celebrity's IG account in the background, and I had to Google it. It is a great motivational song that reminds you, do you, elevate, and accept everybody can't go where you trying to go. BTW, a contemporary gospel group 21:03 made a good song addressing this everything in their song "Everybody Can't Go".)
Drake- "God's Plan" & "Nice For What" ("Nice For What" is one of my FAVORITE songs! Don't judge me lol)
PitBull- "Time Of Our Lives"
Fat Joe- "All The Way Up"
Bruno Mars- "Finesse (Ft. Cardi B)" & "24K Magic"
DJ Khalid- "All We Do Is Win" & "Shining"
Jay Rock- "Win"
YFN- "Everyday We Lit"
Pardison Fontaine- "Backin' It Up (Ft. Cardi B)"
Plies- 'Drip For Sale"
Okay, fellas, now some men may be featured in the following songs, but this list focuses on female artists.
Shenseea- "Blessed (Ft. Tyga)"
Hood Celebritty- "Walking Trophy" & "Motivation" (I LOVE "Walking Trophy" so much! Like that song is a WHOLE MOOD!)
Kandi- "Fly Above"
Lizzo- "Juice" & "Soulmate"
Janet Jackson- "Made For Now"
Laura Izibor- "Shine"
Kelly Price- "It's My Time"
Mya- "Superwoman" & "Unbreakable" (Yes, "It's All About Me" and "My Love Is Like Whoa" Mya is still pushing out hits that has the ladies finding their inner strength and confidence)
Monica- "Still Standing"
Keyshia Cole- "Unbothered"
Ciara- "Level Up"
Christina Millian- "Say I (Ft. Young Jeezy)" & "Believer"
Trina- "Get Money"
Jill Scott- "Hate On Me" & "Golden" (Any playlist about living your best life would not be complete without these two staples, PERIODT!😀)
Nicki Minaj- "Feeling Myself (Ft. Beyonce)", "Moment 4 Life (Ft. Drake), & "The Night Is Still Young"
Katy Perry- "This Moment"
Cardi B- "Drip (Ft. Migos)", "I Do (Ft. SZA)", "Best Life (Ft. Chance the Rapper)"
Beyonce- "Flawless Remix"
Destiny's Child- "Happy Face"
Remy Ma- "Melanin Magic (Ft. Chris Brown)
Lovely Hoffman- "My Black Is Beautiful"
Now, those who know me, know I love God. So here are a few of those gospel songs that got that bounce and hit that I can get a swagged out, litty praise in with:
Koryn Hawthrone- "Won't He Do It Remix"
Anthony Brown & group theAPy- "I Got That Remix", "Better Days", & "Testimony"
Erica Campbell- "All Of My Life (Ft. Warryn Campbell)" & "I Luh God"
TaMyya J- "God Got My Back"
Marco Anthony- "OMG"
Jonathan McReyonolds- "Christ Representers"
Deitrick Haddon- "I'm Blessed", "I'm Alive", "Repping The Kingdom (Ft. J Moss, Canton Jones, T Haddy, & Tye Tribbett)" & "Church Rock"
Kirk Franklin- "Brighter Day" & "123 Victory"
Tye Tribbett- "Work It Out"
Tim Bowman- "I'm Good"
Kierra Sheard- "Trumpets Blow"
Mary Mary- "God In Me" & "Go Get It"
Michelle Williams- "Fall (Ft. Lacrae & Tye Tribbett)" & "Say Yes (Ft. Beyonce & Kelly Rowland)"
Flame- "Believe", "Show Out (Ft. Lacrae)", & "The 6th Day (Ft. Chriss Lee)"
Uncle Reece- "Until I Pass Out"
GI- "He Go So Hard"
Canton Jones- "All Day Jesus"