People Magazine Online – ‘Best of the Grammys Playlist’

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michelle-pesce-435BY GABRIELLE OLYA @GabyOlya
02/07/2015 AT 03:15 PM EST

There’s no better way to gear up for Sunday’s Grammy Awards than with an awesome playlist!

DJ Michelle Pesce – who will be playing a set at the official Grammy Awards after-party for the fourth year in a row – is sharing her go-to songs (by some of the nominated artists) to get you geared up for the big night.

Here are her picks for the perfect Grammy playlist:

Hozier – “Take Me To Church (Mike D Remix)”
“This is one of the top songs of the year!”
Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige – “F for You”
“Disclosure killed it the past couple of years. ‘Latch’ is still one of my favorite songs, but having this young duo team up with Mary J. Blige makes it fresh, soulful magic.”

Beyoncé – “7-11”
“Queen Bey coming out with another jam to make you move. She can basically do no wrong.”

Prince & The Revolution – “Let’s Go Crazy”
“Word is there will be a surprise performance by Prince! This is one of the best songs for the dance floor ever. Period.”

Robyn – “Dancing on My Own”
“Robyn and Röyksopp are nominated for ‘Do It Again’ but I must take it back to ‘Dancing On My Own.’ This song can still hold down the dance floor until she releases more tracks.”

Gloria Gaynor – “I Will Survive”
“Gloria Gaynor is performing with Jessie J and myself at the official after-party. All I can say is epic.”

SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Collard Greens”
“Both are major players in hip-hop right now and both are nominated this year. Get ’em!”

LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out”
“I have to give love to LL with this beloved throwback. This will be his fourth consecutive year as MC of the Grammys.”

Drake – “0 to 100”
“He’s nominated on this one and just keeps releasing hip-hop that makes your head bounce.”

Sam Smith – “Stay with Me (NFSG Remix)”
“This album is close to flawless. It was hard to pick one song but this up-tempo remix is one of my favorites.”

Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Common – “Get Em High”
“Kanye is back at the Grammys after six years of basically boycotting them. I can’t wait to see him perform, as well as Common and John Legend doing ‘Glory’! That song gives me goosebumps. They teamed up with Talib Kweli on this hip-hop gem.”

Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
“Heavy, intense new rock. Love this song.”

Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson – “Trouble”
“Iggy has had a huge year and this track adds strength from Jennifer’s voice. Girl power!”

Madonna – “Living for Love”
“Thirty years and still putting out songs that connect with people on the dance floor. I cannot wait to see her perform Sunday!”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
“I had to add this only because it’s the dance floor song of the moment. Mark Ronson produces a funky gem once again!”

Sia – “Chandelier”
“The video is nominated and she is performing for the first time on the Grammys. Mixing high creativity with pop sensibilities, this is a dance-floor hit. Her new single, ‘Elastic Heart,’ featuring Diplo and The Weeknd is also fire!”

Rihanna ft. Kanye West & Paul McCartney – “Four Five Seconds (Chris Kleiner Mix)”
The fact that Paul McCartney is still putting out hits is just impressive, and having him, Prince, Madonna and Kanye all performing this year – I cannot wait. Just add John Lennon, MJ, Whitney, Biggie and Pac, and this would be beyond perfection!”

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