One of the series Murphy Brown's signatures is its use of the 1960s and 1970s music. Each episode of the podcast goes into the depth of these mostly black artists, songwriters, and performing, telling their stories behind their journeys and their songs. Click on the songs below for each podcast episode dedicated to these icons & classics!

Aretha Franklin


"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"

"(Sweet Sweet Baby)

Since You've Been Gone"

"Chain Of Fools"

"I Say a Little Prayer"


Marvin Gaye

"Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)"

Marvin Gaye &

 tammi TerrelL

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"

"Your Precious Love"


(See Ashford & Simpson)

The Shirelles

"Will You Love Me Tomorrow"

"Dedicated To The One I Love

"Come and Get These Memories"

The Temptations

"The Way You Do The Things You Do"

"I Can't Get Next To You"

"Ain't Too Proud to Beg"

"I Can't Help Myself

(Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"

Martha & The Vandellas

"Nowhere To Run"

"Dancing In The Streets"

"Heat Wave"

"Come & Get These Memories"

Nick AshforD&

 Valerie Simpson


"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"

"Your Precious Love"


(See Gaye & Terrell )

James Brown &

Betty Jean Newsome

"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"

Stevie Wonder

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered"

"Isn't She Lovely"


"Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing"

Gladys Knight & The Pips

"What Are you Doing New Years Eve?"

The Supremes

"You Keep Me Hangin' On"

"My World Is Empty Without You"

Holland, Doizer, Holland


Pretty much almost every episode!

Smokey Robinson &

Thk Miracles

"The Tracks of My Tears"

"If You Can Want"

Smokey Robinson


"If You Can Want"

Jr. Walker & The AllStars


"(I'm a) Road Runner"

Billie Holiday

"I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues"

The Funk Brothers

Almost every episode, but here is

where we go into depth about these

legendary music makers

The Four Tops

"Baby I Need Your Loving"

"Reach Out I'll Be There"

Take 6

"Like the Whole World is Watching" 

(Murphy's fake Theme Song)

The Ad Libs

"The Boy From New York City"

Mitch Ryder &

The Detroit Wheels

"Devil With The Blue Dress On"

Bob Dylan


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"

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