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10 Songs That Add Funk, Fusion, and Soul to Your Playlist

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Published July 12th 2013
Songs that deserve to be on repeat
Tired of mainstream music? Want to try something new? These songs offer real soul and musical experience to the audience. There are rich musical elements that support the mood and there is that "hook" that makes them hard to forget, whether it's beat, melody, riffs, or even the lyrics. Check them out yourselves.

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1. My Promise - Earth, Wind, & Fire



Earth, Wind, & Fire never fails to deliver the mood. "My Promise" is their new song which will be included in the upcoming September album. Who's excited?

2. Treasure - Bruno Mars



Bruno Mars is definitely talented. This song comes from his newest album "Unorthodox Jukebox". While this song might be overshadowed by his more famous single "Locked Out Of Heaven", it's still worth listening to.

3. I'm Sorry - 2PM


The Korean boyband is back with a more mature feel to their new album "Grown". This song is tasteful, soulful, and emotional. With beautiful arrangements.

4. Wore Out My Soul - Casey Abrams


The American Idol contestant is known for his jazzy and soulful style and this song has all those elements.

5. My Valentine (ft. JYP) - Taecyeon & Nichkhun



A song from the drama "Dream High", My Valentine sounds really cheerful even though the lyrics are sad.

6. Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake



In my opinion Justin Timberlake's new album, and particularly this song, has a lot of soul to it. Listening to this, I picture Motown and all the legendary artists. Bravo, JT.

7. My Lady - EXO



The intro just sets up the bar. The guitar playing is catchy. The acoustic feeling is just there. And the harmony is beautiful as well.

8. Radiation - Gavin Degraw



I like this song for its unusual beat style. Degraw's voice is also spot on.

9. Baby (Justin Bieber Cover) - Dirty Loops



I talked about Dirty Loops in my previous article. They are really talented musicians who could change one song into a completely new one. "Baby" is one of my favorite Dirty Loops cover.

10. Anyway - Jamie Cullum



Probably one of the most famous contemporary jazz musicians, Jamie Cullum always delivers with his unique voice and eminent piano element to most of his songs. This song has the "vintage" feeling to it that makes the listener feel good and nostalgic.
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Where: On your iPod
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So many good listens! Thank you for such a good article :-)
by Zarah (score: 2|748) 1827 days ago
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