Papercut Cuts: Amanda’s Friday Soul PlaylistJust for Fun
You know how people say they were born in the wrong decade? Well, that’s definitely me. I probably should have been born in the 30s so I could live through the 40s, 50s and 60s. I love everything from those decades: the movies, the clothes, and yes, the music. Soul and Motown are probably two of my favorite types of music. In all seriousness, I could listen to them all day every day, so I created a playlist with some of my favorite songs on my personal Spotify account.
A couple of weeks ago, I was searching for something to play in our office. Since I’m now the Papercut DJ, I pretty much subject everyone to whatever I want (except showtunes because I believe Jamie Ann is the only other person who shares my love of those). Anyway, I played my little soul playlist and it seemed to be a hit. So, I thought it would make a fun addition to our Papercut Cuts series.
DISCLAIMER: This playlist has 75 songs, which is too much for me to list out below. That said, I’ve picked 10 of my favorites to highlight, but I hope you’ll give the rest a listen!
Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke: Sam Cooke is one of my favorite singers of all time, ever. He’s also credited with inventing soul music. There are so many of his songs that I like, but this one is high up on the list.
My Guy – Mary Wells and Heatwave – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: These songs will always have a special place in my heart because of the countless times I watched this when I was little.
These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding: Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay is probably Otis Redding’s most famous song, but I think this is his best.
Cry to Me – Solomon Burke: This is just a great song. And it was in Dirty Dancing. ’Nuff said.
634-5789 – Wilson Pickett: This song always puts me in a good mood, and it’s great to sing along to.
Will You Love Me Tomorrow? – The Shirelles: I really love the Shirelles. And this song was written by Carole King and her partner Gerry Goffin, which is pretty cool.
I Hear a Symphony – The Supremes: Who doesn’t like the Supremes? I had one of their greatest hits CDs that I played constantly in my car when I was in high school. Never get sick of them.
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) – The Isley Brothers: This is another song that never fails to put me in a good mood.
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin: Aretha Franklin. ’Nuff said.
To Love Somebody – Nina Simone: Nina Simone had such an unusual voice and was a really versatile singer. I love her version of this Bee Gees song and, dare I say, I think it’s better than the original.
Did I leave your favorite off the list? Let me know in the comments!