Who’s Drake? Drake is Drake, we mean that’s one of his actual names. The other is Aubrey and he goes by the surname Graham. But what matters to us about one of the best rappers of all time isn’t just his family name, but rather the hits that have made him the stellar sensation he has turned into: check out what we have put together as the best Drake songs of all time.
26) Drake – ‘’God’s Plan‘’
“God’s Plan” is a feel-good track that talks about Drake’s future. Being famous and who he is in the industry, he knows that people want him to fail, but God won’t let him. The music video starts with
The budget for this video was $996,631.90. We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label…
In which he did! He donated $25,000 to a Miami high school and $50,000 to a student at the University of Miami. But it doesn’t end there, in the music video he does so much more. We promise that you won’t be able to finish the video without feeling touched and tearing up a bit. It’s a good life!
25) Drake - ‘’Crew’’ Ft. The Weeknd
If Drake actually asked to collaborate in the assembling of this song, it means it connected with him for the reasons we can imagine: first, we are talking about the unequivocally unique sound of The Weeknd and secondly the chance to talk about the doubts around success, through something that goes like
It’s cause we blowing like a C4
Got my whole crew blowing like a C4
24) Drake ‘’Controlla’’
Controlla lover, a dancehall pop by Drake that fits in perfectly with his love infused hits such as the one he did with Rihanna ‘’Work’’.
23) Drake ‘’10 Bands’’
The bling bling and the ding dings of ‘’10 Bands’’ bell chorus gives you a glimpse of how much Drake wanted to talk about six-figure-above only numbers. Spending cash is a glamorous affair when it enters Drake’s household, sometimes with the blinds closed till late afternoon, that is.
22) Drake ‘’Make Me Proud’’ Ft. Nicki Minaj
A Drake and Nicki duet dating back to 2011, when the rapstress was ruling the charts: whether this was a calculated move, including rumours on a possible relationship, it has not been made clear. Sure is, Drizzie’s bars in the song such as
Knowin you, weekend in Miami trying to study by the pool
Couple things due but you always get it done
All I can say is I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so proud of you
21) Drake – ‘’Tuscan Leather’’
No choruses is what makes this Drake song completely different from whatever it is out there: ‘’Tuscan Leather’’ – whose name is taken from a Tom Ford Cologne – is structured on three verses. And if this overview isn’t enough for you to grasp it, Drizzie has made it clear in the lyrics too:
Past the present when you have to mention
This is nothin’ for the radio, but they’ll still play it though
Cause it’s that new Drizzy Drake, that’s just the way it go
Heavy airplay all day with no chorus
20) Drake - ‘’Fake Love’’
Travis Garland wrote the lyrics to another of Drake’s songs themed around the aftermath of success: the ones that stick around when you reach the top of your game might not be true friends and the better you get at it, the more fake people you appeal to.
19) Drake - ‘’All Me’’ Ft 2Chainz and Big Sean
Bragging about themselves, this is what this rapping trio is up to, but they do in of the most hilarious way, check this out:
From the A to Toronto, we let the metal go off
And my dick so hard it make the metal detector go off
The rapping is questionable, Big Sean and 2Chainz make it hard to express judgment with old fashioned rhyming with old fashioned, for example, but at least we are talking about sheer rap.
18) Drake - ‘’Blessings’’ ft Big Sean and Kanye West
The intro beat of this hit is ever so catchy you just want to listen to the rest of the song, till you get to Drake’s hook, which he borrowed from Country king George Strait:
I’m here for a good time, not a long time, you know I
I haven’t had a good time in a long time, you know I
17) Drake - ‘’Over My Dead Body’’
How about a piano and the cast-off vocal melody for the opening of a ‘F**** haters’ kind of ode? When Drake’s kicks in with his rapping verses, the piano keeps giving the best form of tuning to a rap song.
16) Drake - ‘’ Lord Knows’’ ft. Rick Ross
‘’Lord Knows’’ is the Drake song where gospel meets a fast beat and the Drizzie fast words and Rick Ross grunting his way through alongside him.
15) Drake - “Successful” Ft. Lil Wayne & Trey Songz
If you are in the writing bars industry, you know you have to come up with a sick tune on success if you want to make top rank on best rap songs of all time kind of charts. Success, you say? Yes, either the talking about the thug life before the album sold or the naughty stuff you are up to with all that bling in your hands. Drake’s success is selling more than 500.000 copies of it in the U.S. alone.
14) Drake - “Energy"
What makes Energy one of Drake’s best songs is its music video where Drizzie impersonates several celebrities such as Obama, LeBron James, Oprah and Miley Cyrus. Similarly to rapping colleague Eminem (if he heard this he’d be kicking our asses), he wrote this piece to respond to all the haters out there:
I got enemies, got a lot of enemies
Got a lot of people tryna drain me of my energy
13) Drake - "Light Up" Ft. JAY-Z
When you work with one of the best rappers of all time, two things are possible: either you come up with dope tune or … you come up with a dope tune. And Jay knows that and Light Up second verse he is not shy to say ‘I’m the man of the hour’ and later ‘Uh, I don’t do too much bloggin’, I just run the town, I don’t do too much joggin’.
12) Drake - "Dreams Money Can Buy"
We must disagree with Drake on this one. Surely he hasn’t landed a career in acting – yes he was one of the stars of Canadian teen drama Degrassi – or achieved the top of international charts thanks to money. Money didn’t buy anything for him in the first place, we don’t even believe money is what pushed him along, but he maybe he is with us on this one too:
Yeah, I throw my dollars up high
And they land on the stage you dance on
11) Drake - "Fear"
What makes a rap song one of the best rap songs of all time? The fact that is relatable, which means that with Fear, Drake wanted to share his inner own fear on how uncertain life can look like when you finally achieve that little slice of happiness you have been pursuing along your career. It is easy to get carried away, throw it all away or to drown in your own excesses.
10) Drake - "Take Care" Ft. Rihanna
He’s been dating the Bad Girl, he’s been making music with her too: together they have given the world Take Care, one of Drake’s best songs comes in a form of sweet duet.
9) Drake - "Legend"
A bit of bragging has never hurt anyone, has it? With Legend Drake is indeed stating the obvious: if he dies, all he knows is that he will be a mother f******* legend.
8) Drake - "Too Much" Ft. Sampha
Don’t think about it too much, meaning, don’t be paranoid, don’t try to be perfect. Because that’s what Drake is, a perfectionist. With it’s melodic hook performed by Sampha, Too Much is one of the most introspective Drake songs.
7) Drake - ‘’Started from the Bottom’’
Rumours are Drake came up with this song when he misheard Future’s line ‘ Start it from the bottom’ while recording Chosen One. Drake did start from the bottom, falling into one of rap biggest cliches: before fame he only made $50,000 a year and had to take care of his sick mum.
6) Drake - ‘’Hotline Bling’’
You used to call me on my cellphone is the the bar that led this Drake song to be the highest peaking single since he debut song ‘Best I Have Ever Had’.
5) Drake - "Uptown" Ft. Lil Wayne & Bun B
The organ gives this Drake song a whole different sound to Southern rap. The hook is his ‘It’s okay, you can run and tell my friends I’m on.”
4) Drake - "Underground Kings"
Paying tribute to the late Pimp C, member of duo Underground kings with Bun, the funny bar I’m getting back to my ways’ is what put this Drake songs amongst his best: it’s all about giving back to his city, Toronto.
3) Drake - We'll Be Fine (feat. Birdman) HQ
It is only by taking risks you can make it in life, and this is what We’ll Be Fine is all about: you don’t get at the top of your game if you don’t let go of the past.
2) Drake - "Forever" Ft. Eminem, Lil Wayne, & Kanye West
Featuring the best rappers of all time, Forever not only is one of Drake best songs, but goes straight up the charts of best rap songs of all time too. The hit came up during Drake’s stop in Detroit during his Summer Tour.
1) Drake - "Best I Ever Had"
From his first EP So Far Gone, Best I Ever Had is Drake’s best song remaining his highest charting single in the U.S. and has been downloaded more than 2 million times since its release. It was Drake’s ex Nebby who inspired this song:
Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin’ with no make-up on
That’s when you’re the prettiest
I hope that you don’t take it wrong