CeeLo Green, whose fifth studio album, Heart Blanche, is out Friday, Nov. 6, picked out his favorite classics for Us Weekly. See the “Forget You” singer’s top soul tunes playlist below!
“Rainbow ’65” by Gene Chandler: “I sang this as a kid in little talent shows that I’d put on for mom and dad.”
“(No Matter How High I Get) I’ll Still Be Looking Up to You” by Bobby Womack: “This song shares the sentiment I have about personal verses, professional life, and the people it affects.”
“Doggin’ Around” by Jackie Wilson: “This is the first soul song I ever heard. Jackie is my godfather of soul in many ways!”
“Doing the Best I Can” by James Brown: “That line, ‘I’m only a man, doing the best I can,’ says it all!”
“Grandma’s Hands” by Bill Withers: “I had a very strong grandmother. This represents only an inkling of her wisdom.”
“I’ll Write a Song For You” by Earth, Wind & Fire: “I consider this my song to the world.”
“Trouble Man” by Marvin Gaye: “The black experience is as grand as the big band sound backing Marvin’s tortured soul vocal.”