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Which Band Did It Better: (Smile) Best Life

Lil Duval’s Smile (Best Life) had bands rocking the stands all weekend. Did FAMU or Southern do it better?

Which Band Did It Better: (Smile) Best Life

Every year, the song of the summer becomes the band staple of HBCU marching bands in the fall. With respect to Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” and Drake’s “In My Feelings,” right now that song looks to be “Smile (Best Life)” by Lil Duval.

In Week One it seemed like everyone was playing that tune, which features Snoop Dogg and heavily samples Midnight Star’s “Curious.”

The first band to gain recognition for playing the song was North Carolina A&T’s Blue and Gold Marching Machine back in the summer, earning praise from the comedian turned music-hit maker. Saturday, both Florida A&M’s Marching 100 and Southern’s Human Jukebox got some love as well.

So the question is: Who played it better?

Was it The Human Jukebox?

Or the Marching 100?

Tell us what you think in the comments!

HBCU Gameday Founder. Veteran journalist/blogger.



  1. Crissy K. Daily

    September 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Sorry to my family and friends. (they are going to kill me LOL) Marching 100! The Rattlers had the Bridge Down! which is the best part of @atMidnightStar76 song.

  2. MichelleM

    September 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    FAMU all the way baby!!! #marching100 #famu #ibleedorangeandgreen

  3. sean

    September 4, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    FAMU hands down.

    • Curt

      September 4, 2018 at 5:29 pm


      • Felicia GAINES

        September 6, 2018 at 4:51 am


  4. Clorissti Johnson

    September 5, 2018 at 1:36 am

    The 100 did that!!

  5. Teria Coverson

    September 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    In all the world there is only one, FAMU Marching๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. Balanced & Blended Music.

  6. Teria Coverson

    September 6, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    In all of the world there is only one FAMU Marching ๐Ÿ’ฏ. Balanced & blended sound.

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