June is Black Music Month, where many celebrate the contribution we have made and continue to make in the music industry. As we all know, music brings people together at parties, events and even family reunions. Bringing together family for food, fun and music is a great way to have healthy conversations and to get your family moving with physical activity.  For June and the rest of the summer, here are some of best songs for your family to shake a thing or two:

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1. Earth, Wind & Fire, “Let’s Groove”

2. Womack & Womack, “Baby, I’m Scared of You”

3. The Spinners, “It’s A Shame”

4. LTD, “Back In Love Again”

5. Roy Ayers, “Love Will Bring Us Back Together”

6. Marvin Gaye, “Got To Give It Up”

7. Shalamar, “A Night To Remember”

8. Earth, Wind & Fire, “Shining Star”

9. Cameo, “Word Up”


10. Roy Ayers, “Running Away”

11. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, “Before I Let Go”

12. The Whispers, “And The Beat Goes On”

13. The Commodores, “Brickhouse”

14. Kool & The Gang, “Get Down On It”

15. The Spinners, “I’ll Be Around”

16. Bobby Byrd, “I Know You Got Soul”

17. The Gap Band, “Outstanding”

18. First Choice, “Let No Man Put Asunder”

19. Stevie Wonder, “Do I Do”

20. Sly and the Family Stone, “Family Affair”

21. Cameo, “Single Life”

22. Mtume, “Juicy Fruit”

23. Cherrell featuring Alexander O’Neal, “Saturday Love”

24. Frankie Smith, “The Double Dutch Bus”

25. Taste of Honey, “Boogie Oogie Oogie”

26. Kool & the Gang, “Celebration”

27. Parliament, “Flashlight”

28. Patrice Rushen, “Forget-Me-Nots”

29. Luther Vandross, “Never Too Much”

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