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Songs to Invoke Change

Episode 17
Songs to Invoke Change


  • Can You Feel It

    Performed by The Jacksons

    "Can You Feel It" is a recording by American group The Jacksons, recorded in March 1980 and released as the third single from their album "Triumph". Released as a single in 1981, the song reached #77 on the pop charts and number thirty on the R&B charts.


  • Just Dance

    Performed by Melba Moore

    "Just Dance" is a track performed by Tony Award winner Melba Moore.


  • Creator

    Performed by Yashi Brown

    "Creator" is a spoken word track performed by Yashi Brown, who is a poet and mental health advocate. The poem appears in her book, "Black Daisy in a White Limousine".


  • Fight Song

    Performed by Rachel Platten

    "Fight Song" is a song recorded by Rachel Platten. The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and also reached number one of the Adult Contemporary and Adult Pop Songs airplay charts. It has sold two million copies in the United States.


  • Man in the Mirror

    Performed by Michael Jackson

    "Man in the Mirror" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson, written by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. It peaked at number 1 in the United States. It is one of Jackson's most critically acclaimed songs.


  • Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)

    Performed by Quincy Jones featuring Tevin Campbell

    "Tomorrow (A Better You, a Better Me)" is a song originally recorded by the Brothers Johnson as an instrumental. In 1989, Siedah Garrett wrote lyrics to the song, and it was recorded by Quincy Jones featuring Tevin Campbell.


  • A Change Is Gonna Come

    Performed by Sam Cooke

    "A Change Is Gonna Come" is a song by Sam Cooke. The song was inspired by various personal events in Cooke's life, most prominently an event in which he and his entourage were turned away from a whites only motel in Louisiana.




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