Songs for a Healthier America

By September 30, 2013 No Comments

Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America, whose honorary chair is former First Lady Michelle Obama came together to create the Songs for a Healthier America album and its accompanying live-action and animated music videos as part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign to encourage children and their families to eat healthy and stay active.

The 19-song album was developed by a multidisciplinary team of musicians, physicians, public health researchers, entertainment industry professionals, health advocates and school-aged children. Featuring artists like Ashanti, Ariana Grande, Doug E. Fresh, Darryl DMC McDaniels, Jordin Sparks, Blink-182’s Travis Barker and Iman Shumpert and many others, Songs for a Healthier America is a multi-genre musical compilation album touches on a variety of themes like fitness, mental health and healthy eating.

The full tracklist is listed below:

  • “Everybody” feat. Jordin Sparks, Doug E Fresh, Ryan Beatty, Artie Green, Dr. Oz and the Hip Hop Doc
  • “U R What You Eat” feat. Salad Bar (Matisyahu, Ariana Grande, Travis Barker)
  • “Let’s Move” feat. Doug E. Fresh, Artie Green, Chauncey Hawkins, Easy AD
  • “Just Believe” feat. Ashanti, Gerry Gunn, Artie Green, Robbie Nova, Chauncey Hawkins
  • “Veggie Luv” feat. Monifah and J Rome
  • “Hip Hop FEET (Finding Exercise Energy Thresholds)” feat. DMC, Artie Green, and Chauncey Hawkins
  • “Stronger” feat. Shayna Steele, Jeremy Jordan, Our Time, Nils Lofgren
  • “Give Myself a Try” feat. Ryan Beatty
  • “Jump Up (It’s a Good Day) Let’s Move version” feat. Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
  • “Hip Hop LEAN” feat. Artie Green
  • “Pass the Rock” feat. Iman Schumpert and Artie Green
  • “Good Living” feat. Ashton Jones
  • “Beautiful” feat. Daisy Grant and Artie Green
  • “Change the Game” feat. The Happiness Club and Naledge
  • “Wanna Jump (Let’s Move)” feat. Paul Burch and WPA Ballclub
  • “Mother May I?” feat. Amelia Robinson
  • “We Like Vegetables” feat. Los Barkers!
  • “Get Up Sit Up” feat. Ian James and Ricky Baitz
  • “One Step Forward” feat. Samite