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The 59 Best Songs For The Soul Train Line At Your Family Reunion

Alternately titled: "59 Songs Your Aunties And Uncles Will Tell You You Don't Know Nothin' About." Happy Black Music Month/family reunion season!

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1. Marvin Gaye, "Got To Give It Up"

2. Earth, Wind & Fire, "Let's Groove"

3. The O'Jays, "I Love Music"

4. Slave, "Just A Touch of Love"

5. The Spinners, "It's A Shame"

6. LTD, "Back In Love Again"

7. Roy Ayers, "Love Will Bring Us Back Together"

8. George McCrae, "I Get Lifted"

9. Shalamar, "A Night To Remember"

10. Earth, Wind & Fire, "Shining Star"

11. Cameo, "Word Up"


12. Roy Ayers, "Running Away"

13. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, "Before I Let Go"

14. The Whispers, "And The Beat Goes On"

15. The Commodores, "Brickhouse"

16.Kool & The Gang, "Get Down On It"

17. The Spinners, "I'll Be Around"

18. Bobby Byrd, "I Know You Got Soul"

19. The Gap Band, "Outstanding"

20. Sister Sledge, "He's The Greatest Dancer"

21. The Spinners, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love"

22. Central Line, "Walking Into The Sunshine"

23. First Choice, "Let No Man Put Asunder"

24. Stevie Wonder, "Do I Do"

25. Sly and the Family Stone, "Family Affair"

26. Cameo, "Single Life"

27. The Jackson 5, "Shake Your Body Down (To The Ground)"

28. Cherrell featuring Alexander O'Neal, "Saturday Love"

29. Frankie Smith, "The Double Dutch Bus"

30. Taste of Honey, "Boogie Oogie Oogie"

31. Kool & the Gang, "Celebration"

32. Parliament, "Flashlight"

33. Patrice Rushen, "Forget-Me-Nots"

34. Luther Vandross, "Never Too Much"

35. Diana Ross, "Upside Down"

36. Cheryl Lyn, "Got To Be Real"

37. Evelyn Champagne King, "Love Come Down"

38. Alicia Myers, "I Want To Thank You"

39. Carl Carlton, "Bad Mama Jama"

40. Shalamar, "Second Time Around"

41. The O'Jays, "Love Train"

42. Teena Marie, "Square Biz"

43. The SOS Band, "Take Your Time"

44. McFadden & Whitehead, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"

45. Mtume, "Juicy Fruit"

46. Earth, Wind & Fire, "September"

47. Sister Sledge, "We Are Family"

48. Chic, "Good Times"

49. Heatwave, "The Groove Line"

50. Michael Jackson, "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"

51. Chic, "Le Freak"

52. Cameo, "Candy"

53. Wild Cherry, "Play That Funky Music"

54. The Gap Band, "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"

55. Parliament, "Give Up The Funk"

56. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, "Joy and Pain"

57. DeBarge, "Rhythm Of The Night"

58. Fat Larry's Band, "Act Like You Know"

59. Stevie Wonder, "All I Do"

Thirty-something from Louisville, KY. Made of bourbon and awesome.

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