Friday, June 8, 2012

Top 35 Kanye Tracks

In the past I've spent plenty of time fawning over Kanye West releases. Today is 'Ye's 35th birthday, so in honor of Yeezy I picked up what I feel are his 35-best tracks. These tracks range from features to album cuts, hopscotching from debut College Dropout, detouring with 808s and Heartbreak, and finishing off with Watch the Throne. A few of the criteria for the selections are: overall popularity of the song (i.e. chart success), importance in the Kanye canon (some just hold more emotional weight), creativity of the track (beat or line wise), and overall replay-value. Got a problem with the rankings? Think something is sorely missing? Let your voice be heard. For now, enjoy the list.

#35: "Walkin' on the Moon" ft. Kanye West- The-Dream Love vs. Money

#34: "The Food" ft. Kanye West- Common Be

#33: "Kinda' Like A Big Deal" ft. Kanye West- The Clipse Til The Casket Drops

#32: "Deuces (Remix)" ft. Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous, & Andre 3000- Chris Brown  F.A.M.E.

#31: "Drive Slow" ft. Paul Wall & GLC- Late Registration

#30: "Touch the Sky" ft. Lupe Fiasco- Late Registration

#29: "Flashing Lights (Remix) ft. Lil Wayne & Jay-Z

#28: "Heartless"- 808s & Heartbreak

#27: "Blame Game" ft. John Legend & Chris Rock- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fanstasy

#26: "American Boy" ft. Kanye West- Estelle Shine

#25: "Forever" ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem- Drake So Far Gone

#24: "Don't Look Down" ft. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, & Big Sean- G.O.O.D. Fridays

#23: "Otis" ft. Jay-Z- Watch the Throne

#22: "Down & Out" ft. Kanye West- Cam'Ron Purple Haze

#21: "Theraflu"- Cruel Summer

#20: "Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix)" ft. Jay-Z- Late Registration

#19: "Stronger"- Graduation

#18: "Run This Town" ft. Kanye West & Rihanna- Jay-Z The Blueprint 3

#17: "Power" ft. Dwele- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

#16: "All Falls Down"- College Dropout

#15:"I Put On" ft. Kanye West- Young Jeezy The Recession

#14: "Love Lockdown"- 808s & Heartbreak

#13: "Swagga Like Us" ft. Kanye West, Jay-Z, & Lil Wayne- T.I. Paper Trail

#12: "Big Brother"- Graduation

#11: "Get By" ft. Mos Def, Jay-Z, Kanye West, & Busta Rhymes- Talib Kweli Quality

#10: "Jesus Walks"- College Dropout

#9: "N***as in Paris" ft. Jay-Z- Watch the Throne

#8: "Addiction"- Late Registration

#7: "Lollipop" ft. Kanye West- Lil Wayne

#6: "Gold Digger" ft. Jamie Foxx- Late Registration

#5: "Street Lights"- 808s & Heartbreak

#4: "All of the Lights" ft. The-Dream, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi, Fergie, John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Elly Jackson & Elton John- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

#3: "Hey Mama"- Late Registration

#2: "Through the Wire"- College Dropout

#1: "Runaway" ft. Pusha-T- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


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