Celebrate true music icons with JOOX

JOOX is the music app for music lovers. What better way to show your love for music than to celebrate music icons from South Africa and from around the world? Mango Groove, FreshlyGround, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Quincy Jones, Jon Bon Jovi, Common, and Quintin Tarantino have each made a significant impact on the music industry in some way. That’s what makes them music icons.

Discover something new about these industry game changers and enjoy a collection of their popular songs with JOOX. Listen to our exclusive music playlists from South African and international music icons and celebrate their music with us.


Mango Groove – man, go groove

The award-winning Mango Groove band has been producing music for 30 years now, and their music is just as entertaining today. The band’s unique and energetic sound made them world famous.

Mango Groove achieved 12 number 1 singles in South Africa to date from a staggering 6 studio albums and 10 compilation albums. The combination of Claire Johnston’s strong vocals, together with influences from gumboot dancing, pop, marabi, kwela, and Mduduzi Magwaza’s pennywhistle make Mango Groove’s music worth listening to over and over again.

Mango Groove playlist

Celebrate 30 years of Mango Groove with our playlist, which includes songs that influenced the band.

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FreshlyGround – taking on the world

FreshlyGround’s music is a distinctive mix of South African musical flavours. The band has received many accolades and has been embraced by the rest of the world like never before.

The lyrics for their “Do Be Do” song are familiar with most of South Africans. FreshlyGround has produced many hit songs. Their collaboration with Shakira for the 2010 World Cup’s “Waka Waka” song made us all proud to be a South African.

FreshlyGround playlist

Enjoy our exclusive FreshlyGround playlist today.

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin hits the right notes

Chris Martin, Coldplay’s frontman, together with his talented bandmates, have made music that is nothing short of iconic. Coldplay has made big waves in the international rock and alternative music scene for many years now. Coldplay has been nominated for 34 Grammys and won 7 of these prestigious awards.

Their 2011 South African tour was spectacular. The music video for their song “Paradise” was partially filmed in SA including at their Johannesburg concert.

Feel Coldplay’s vibe with our dedicated playlist.

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Common – be inspired by the rap legend

Common, is famous for his music and acting, and he is every bit a legend. His contribution to music is unrivalled. This is reflected in the fact that Common is the first rapper to win an Oscar, a Grammy, and an Emmy. The legendary rapper has been nominated for 20 Grammys and won 3 of them.

Common playlist

Find out what makes Common such an iconic artist by listening to our dedicated playlist now.

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Quincy Jones – the man behind the best music

Quincy Jones has been behind some of the world’s most successful and timeless music, as a composer, producer, and musician. Quincy has won the Grammy Legend Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame amongst many other of his achievements in a career that spans 60 years.

Quincy Jones is arguably most famous for his work producing Michael Jackson’s music, which includes Michael’s “Off the Wall”, “Thriller” and “Bad” albums.

Quincy Jones Playlist

Listen to the music that made him famous. Listen to Quincy’s playlist now.

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Quentin Tarantino – a movie-making maverick

Music plays a distinct role in this maverick film director’s movie soundtracks. Several of his movies are iconic and so is the music within them. He is most famous for being behind award-winning movies that are enjoyed the world over. Mr. Tarantino has won 5 Oscars to date for his films “Pulp Fiction”, “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained”. Quentin is also an acclaimed actor.

Quentin Tarantino playlist

Enjoy songs from Quentin Tarantino’s movie soundtracks and see what we are talking about.

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Icon Music from the Theatre

Music makes movies come alive, and Quentin Tarantino would surely agree. Music also plays an integral role as part of any theatre production experience. Iconic music has been born out of theatre productions. The soundtracks to The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King are especially world famous. The Lion King theatre production is so popular that has made over 1.4 billion US dollars to date. The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera both came to South Africa as well and they lived up to their global fame.


Jon Bon Jovi – Always

Jon Bon Jovi and his band Bon Jovi are undisputed music icon from the 80s. Jon’s striking voice, hair and the jeans were his trademarks back then. Bon Jovi’s contribution to music has been substantial with 13 studio albums, 4 compilation albums, and 3 live albums. His band has been nominated for 9 Grammys and won 1 Grammy. Their popular songs include “Always”, “It’s My Life”, Livin’ on a Prayer, and “I’ll Be There for You”.

Bon Jovi’s SA fanbase is truly massive, and the band has toured South Africa twice in the past. Bon Jovi’s music is still enjoyed by millions of fans to this day.

Bon Jovi playlist

Relive the 80s with our exclusive Bon Jovi playlist.

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Enjoy all of what these music icons and other legendary artists have to offer on the JOOX music app. Download the JOOX music app for Android and iOS devices today.