The Janelle Monae 'Electric Lady' Throwback Playlist
The musical stylings of Janelle Monae are out of this world. A mixture of string arrangements, booming drums and wide range vocals, it's easy to see her influences range from legends like Prince and Judy Garland to relative newcomers like Miguel and Esperanza Spalding. In honor of her just released Vixen cover story, we present a throwback playlist, inspired by Janelle's influences and collaborators. Keep an eye out for 90's R&B, classic Hollywood tunes and disco hits of the past.
Work just got a lot more bearable. (And don't forget to read our interview with the "Electric Lady" here.)
Stevie Wonder- 'Living for the City'
Prince- 'Let's Go Crazy'
James Brown- 'It's a Man's World'
Erykah Badu- 'Honey'
Esperanza Spalding- 'Little Fly'
Miguel- 'Candles in the Sun'
Judy Garland- 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'
Grace Jones-'Do or Die'
Jimi Hendrix- 'Foxy Lady'
Funkadelic- 'One Nation Under a Groove'
Michael Jackson- 'Off the Wall'
Lauryn Hill- 'Sweetest Thing'