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Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Top 100 Rap/Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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This list was originally posted June 18, 2011. That week, UK magazine The Guardian featured a special series called A History of Modern Music. One of those days the focus was on hip-hop and R&B. Since then, 28 total lists have been aggregated to create the DMDB’s list of the top 100 rap/hip-hop songs of all-time. Here is the aggregated result:

1. The Message…Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (1982)
2. Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang…Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)
3. Rapper’s Delight…The Sugarhill Gang (1979)
4. Fight the Power…Public Enemy (1989)
5. Planet Rock…Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force (1982)
6. Lose Yourself…Eminem (2002)
7. It Was a Good Day…Ice Cube (1993)
8. Mind Playing Tricks on Me…Geto Boys (1991)
9. Gangsta’s Paradise…Coolio with L.V. (1995)
10. Tha Crossroads…Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (1996)

11. Walk This Way…Run-D.M.C. with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (1986)
12. Stan…Eminem with Dido (2000)
13. I Used to Love H.E.R….Common (1994)
14. Straight Outta Compton…N.W.A. (1989)
15. Push It…Salt-N-Pepa (1987)
16. Dear Mama…2pac (1993)
17. Juicy…The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
18. C.R.E.A.M….Wu-Tang Clan (1994)
19. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)…Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1992)
20. Bust a Move…Young M.C. (1989)

21. In Da Club…50 Cent (2002)
22. I Need Love…LL Cool J (1987)
23. Wild Thing…Tone Loc (1988)
24. Shook Ones Part II…Mobb Deep (1995)
25. O.P.P….Naughty by Nature (1991)
26. I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need…Method Man & Mary J. Blige (1995)
27. Baby Got Back…Sir Mix-a-Lot (1992)
28. Scenario…A Tribe Called Quest with Busta Rhymes (1992)
29. Ms. Jackson…OutKast (2000)
30. Children’s Story…Slick Rick 1989)

31. The Humpty Dance…Digital Underground (1990)
32. I’ll Be Missing You…Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 (1997)
33. It Takes Two…Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock (1988)
34. The Bridge Is Over…Boogie Down Productions (1987)
35. Big Poppa…The Notorious B.I.G. (1995)
36. Mama Said Knock You Out…LL Cool J (1991)
37. Me, Myself and I…De La Soul (1989)
38. (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)…Beastie Boys (1986)
39. Summertime…DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (1991)
40. Hot in Herre…Nelly (2002)

41. Keep Ya Head Up…2pac (1993)
42. La Di Da Di…Doug E. Fresh with Slick Rick (1985)
43. The World Is Yours…Nas (1994)
44. My Philosophy…Boogie Down Productions (1988)
45. The Breaks…Kurtis Blow (1980)
46. California Love…2pac with Dr. Dre & Roger (1996)
47. Gin & Juice…Snoop Doggy Dogg (1994)
48. Jump Around…House of Pain (1992)
49. Hypnotize…The Notorious B.I.G. (1997)
50. Tennessee…Arrested Development (1992)

51. Just a Friend…Biz Markie (1989)
52. Work It…Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (2002)
53. I Got 5 on It…Luniz (1995)
54. Regulate…Nate Dogg & Warren G (1994)
55. Get Ur Freak On…Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (2001)
56. The Real Slim Shady…Eminem (2000)
57. Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness)…Eric B. & Rakim (1987)
58. U Can’t Touch This…M.C. Hammer (1990)
59. Killing Me Softly…Fugees (1996)
60. Ain’t No Half Steppin’…Big Daddy Kane (1990)

61. The Show…Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew (1985)
62. Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)…Jay-Z (1998)
63. Doo Wop (That Thing)…Lauryn Hill (1998)
64. Jesus Walks…Kanye West (2004)
65. Top Billin’…Audio Two (1988)
66. My Name Is…Eminem (1999)
67. Parents Just Don’t Understand…DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince (1988)
68. Ridin’…Chamillionaire with Krayzie Bone (2006)
69. Big Pimpin’…Jay-Z with UGK (2000)
70. Fuck tha Police…N.W.A. (1989)

71. Ice Ice Baby…Vanilla Ice (1990)
72. One Mic…Nas (2002)
73. Whoomp! There It Is…Tag Team (1993)
74. Low…Flo Rida with T-Pain (2007)
75. Hey Ya!...OutKast (2003)
76. Gold Digger…Kanye West with Jamie Foxx (2005)
77. Lollipop…Lil Wayne with Static Major (2008)
78. Jump…Kriss Kross (1992)
79. Empire State of Mind…Jay-Z with Alicia Keys (2009)
80. Dilemma…Nelly with Kelly Rowland (2002)

81. Crank That (Soulja Boy)…Soulja Boy Tell’em (2007)
82. The Symphony…The Juice Crew (1988)
83. Paul Revere…Beastie Boys (1986)
84. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss…PM Dawn (1991)
85. I Know You Got Soul…Eric B. & Rakim (1987)
86. White Lines (Don’t Do It)…Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel (1983)
87. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)…Digable Planets (1992)
88. NY State of Mind…Nas (1994)
89. Jay-Z…99 Problems (2004)
90. B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)…OutKast (2000)

91. Public Enemy…Rebel without a Pause (1987)
92. Hate It Or Love It…The Game with 50 Cent (2005)
93. How I Could Just Kill a Man…Cypress Hill (1991)
94. Lean Back…Terror Squad with Fat Joe & Remy (2004)
95. What You Know…T.I. (2006)
96. Drop It Like It’s Hot…Snoop Dogg with Pharrell Williams (2004)
97. Whatta Man…Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue (1994)
98. Changes…2pac (1998)
99. Sucker M.C.’s…Run-D.M.C. (1983)
100. Rosa Parks…OutKast (1998)


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