The Happy Black Woman Gospel Playlist: 10 Songs to Motivate You to Keep Moving Forward


Lately, I’ve been adding a few songs to my Happy Black Woman Playlist to motivate me in the mornings, especially if I have a heavy personal issue weighing on my mind when I wake up. I’ve loved gospel music since I was a teenager – maybe even before that when I used to happily sing “This Little Light of Mine” in Sunday school as a little girl in my Grama’s church.

Although I no longer identify with any particular religious denomination, I still feel incredibly encouraged when I listen to music that focuses on the power of God’s love to help us overcome adversity and achieve great things in life. The beautiful thing about good music is that it transcends boundaries and speaks to so many people who need it at that time. And each of these songs remind us that no matter what obstacles come our way, we have the capacity to keep moving forward.

One of my Twitter followers recently asked me which gospel songs I listen to, so I thought I’d share my HBW Gospel Playlist on Spotify. I’ve been listening to it as I begin my day, ready to tackle any challenges that arise. I also found all these songs on Youtube so you can listen to them that way, too!

The Happy Black Woman Gospel Playlist

Hallejuah Anyway by Candi Staton

Go Get It by Mary Mary

Declaration (This Is It) by Kirk Franklin

In the Middle by Isaac Carree

The Best is Yet to Come by Donald Lawrence

Before I Die by Kirk Franklin

Get Up by Mary Mary

I Told the Storm by Greg O’Quin n’ Joyful Noyze

Blessings by John P. Kee

Miracle by The Clark Sisters (both versions)

Are any of these on your morning motivation playlist? Which gospel songs do YOU listen to that help you keep moving forward? 

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