BitchTapes: Black Women’s Soul

Black History Month is still rolling on, although February seems to be moving much quicker than January. Black women soul singers have captured so much of our lives, and this BitchTape celebrates them.

Track List:

1. Aretha Franklin - “Respect”

2. Nina Simone - “Four Women”

3. Tina Turner - “What’s Love Got To Do With It”

4. Nina Simone - “Mississippi Goddam”

5. Whitney Houston - “I Have Nothing”

6. Gladys Knight & the Pips  - “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”

7. Ella Fitzgerald - “How High the Moon”

8. Chaka Khan - “Through the Fire”

9. Sade - “Smooth Operator”

10. Etta James - “At Last”

11. Billie Holiday - “Strange Fruit”

12. Whitney Houston - “I Believe In You and Me”

13. Glady Knights & the Pips - “Midnight Train to Georgia”

14. Alicia Keys - “If I Ain’t Got You”

15. Patti LaBelle - “If Only You Knew”

16. Anita Baker - “Caught Up In the Rapture”

17. Brandy - “Almost Doesn’t Count”

18. Monica - “For You I Will”

19. Tina Turner - “Proud Mary”

20. Nina Simone - “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”

21. Rufus featuring Chaka Khan - “Sweet Thing”

22. Sade - “No Ordinary Love”

23. Alicia Keys - “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)”

24. Patti Labelle - “Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)”

25. Anita Baker - “You Bring Me Joy”

26. Chanté Moore - “Love’s Taken Over”

27. Solange - “Cranes In the Sky”

28. Xscape - “Who Can I Run To?”

29. Brandy - “Have You Ever”

30. Donna Summer - “Last Dance”

31. Lauryn Hill - “Ex-Factor”

32. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

33. Jennifer Hudson - “If This Isn’t Love”

34. Fantasia - “Even Angels”

35. Diana Ross - “I’m Coming Out”

36. Erykah Badu featuring Common - “Love Of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)”

37. Jill Scott - “A Long Walk”

38. India.Arie - “Video”

39. Toni Braxton - “Un-Break My Heart”

40. Fantasia - “Side Effects of You”

41. Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans - “Count On Me”

42. Janet Jackson - “I Get Lonely”

43. SZA - “Love Galore”

44. Beyoncé - “I Care”

45. Erykah Badu - “Next Lifetime”

46. Destiny’s Child - “Free”

47. Rihanna - “Kiss It Better”

48. Beyoncé - “Best Thing I Never Had”

49. Janet Jackson - “Together Again”

50. Toni Braxton - “He Wasn’t Man Enough”

51. Mary J. Blige - “Not Gon’ Cry”

52. Aaliyah - “I Don’t Wanna”

53. Faith Evans - “Soon As I Get Home”

54. Natalie Cole - “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”

55. Mary J. Blige - “Be Happy”

Evette Dionne
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Evette Dionne is Bitch Media’s editor-in-chief. She’s all about Beyoncé, Black women, and dope TV shows and books. You can follow her on Twitter.

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