Our Playlist for Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday

With the first lady celebrating the big 5-0 with a dance party, The Root offers a few songs for the DJ to play.

First lady Michelle Obama
First lady Michelle Obama JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Michelle Obama is celebrating her 50th birthday Jan. 17 with a dance party Saturday night at the White House. The Root offers up a playlist.

‘I’m Every Woman,’ Whitney Houston

Because the first lady truly does represent every woman.

‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered,’ Stevie Wonder

It was no accident that the Obama team selected the song for the president’s first victory speech. It’s a musical favorite of the Obamas that has a qualitative message.

‘Let’s Stay Together,’ Al Green