Playlist: motown throwdown
I have played DJ at events like a 21st birthday party, a 50th, a bat mitzvah and cocktail party or five. The one thing all my set lists have in common? Motown. Because every one knows Motown can never steer you wrong. This movement of tambourines, back beat and electric basses as melodically as the lyrics was led by many women like The Supremes, May Wells, the Marvelettes and, of course, Diana Ross.
And while some of these goddesses of soul music can croon their way into your heart, we’ve put together a playlist of the best Motown throwdown songs: heartbreak ass-kickers, upbeat toe-tappers and a lot of those ones you can’t help dancing to. It’s perfect for a dragging Friday afternoon at work, for the drive home and if you must know—I’m pre gaming to it right now.
So get excited about life, a little whimsical and careless. We won’t steer you wrong with these feel-good classics.
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