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Top 10 Drake Songs

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Script Written by Q.V. Hough. From Degrassi High to the top of the charts. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Drake Songs. For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. However, we will be excluding any tracks where Drake is only a featured artist as well as any live covers Drake has performed. Special thanks to our users User Name, mac121mr0, Jan Rogoszinski, Michael Dolloff, Cedmaster, Jonatan D Rangel, bbooy56 and Kasel Lasam for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Drake Songs


From Degrassi High to the top of the charts. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Drake Songs

For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. However, we will be excluding any tracks where Drake is only a featured artist as well as any live covers Drake has performed.

#10: “Know Yourself”
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (2015)


You know how it goes. Running through the 6 with your woes. At least that’s the sentiment on this track about Johnny Bling and Girbaud jeans. Drake opens with flow about being yourself before calling the fashion police on HIMself and referencing the polos that Kanye West made famous. “Know Yourself” is not your conventional rap song, as Drake slows down the tempo and examines his immense fame. A standout track off his 2015 mixtape, “Know Yourself” stays true to Drake’s sound, while exploring some serious themes.

#9: “Take Care” feat. Rihanna
Take Care (2011)


New relationships can be intimidating, especially if you’re googling away and looking for dirt on your new girl. In this simple and sweet Drake song, he joins forces with Rihanna for a slow jam about mutual support, rumors and unconditional love. Lyrically, Drake offers his girl a little breathing room, while Rihanna offers some poignant insight about the past. “Take Care” stands by itself as remarkable song by two extremely popular artists, but the expressionist music video takes it to a new dimension.

#8: “Best I Ever Had”
So Far Gone (2009)


After dropping two mixtapes in 2006 and 2007, Drake had accumulated enough buzz to move forward with his sound. This controversial track, which found itself on his third mixtape So Far Gone ultimately paid off, and led to a couple of Grammy nominations for the Canadian rapper. The lyrics convey a man’s devotion to the best he ever had, which makes sense given the countless sexual references throughout the track. Drake came out blazing with this lyrical gem, and the basketball-themed music video, directed by Kanye West, further established himself as the preppy ladies man of hip-hop.

#7: “Find Your Love”
Thank Me Later (2010)


Written and produced by Kanye West, this Drake hit was once intended for Yeezy’s album 808s and Heartbreak. With a rather simple set of lyrics, “Find Your Love” allowed Drizzy to show off his vocal chops while expressing his inner desires for a little love and affection. The sensitive nature of the song takes on an entirely different meaning through the music video, which has Drake chasing tail in Jamaica only to be trapped by gang members. So, if you’re planning a night out with your girl, make sure to keep this song playing on your iPod only. Gunshots won’t help you find your love.

#6: “All Me” feat. 2 Chainz and Big Sean
Nothing Was the Same (2013)


One day you’re in the studio droppin’ rhymes and the next you’re performing the track at Kylie Jenner’s 16th birthday bash. Yes, this did actually happen to poor Drake. The beat of “All Me” was originally scheduled to appear on Big Sean’s album, however as time passed by, Drake and 2 Chainz became involved and asked Sean to provide additional vocals. While each verse provides hilarious lyrics, it’s Drake who stands out as he breaks down his rise to fame through pure hustle. Nothing was the same after that.

#5: “Headlines”
Take Care (2011)


Three and a half years before publically making out with Madonna at Coachella, Drake released this banger about celebrity image and fame. The music video for “Headlines” featured Drake in Nike gloves, as he raps away in front of various Toronto landmarks before leading viewers on a journey though the city. Along the way, he references “soap opera” rappers and lets everybody know that he’s got money on his mind. You know what they say: all publicity is good publicity.

#4: “Over”
Thank Me Later (2010)


As the lead single from Drake’s debut album, this voracious track references Jada Pinkett, Rosetta Stone and Michael Jackson’s thriller all in the opening verse. Sure, Drizzy embraces almost every opportunity to spit rhymes about money and fame, however back in 2009, he had a dollar and a dream…along with a fresh wardrobe. “Over” announced Drake’s comfort with his new-found celebrity status, and his performance led to a big Grammy nomination. What do you think of that Drake? [“two thumbs up, ebert and roeper”]

#3: “Started From the Bottom”
Nothing Was the Same (2013)


Have you ever imagined Drake rapping in a blizzard alongside a Bentley? Check it. This one’s for you.The first single off of the hugely popular Nothing Was the Same, “Started From the Bottom” examines the early life of the Toronto rapper with a mesmerizing chorus and lyrics about fake-ass friends. The music contains everything that Drake fans have come to love, with ominous piano and a killer beat. “Started From the Bottom” took home “Track of the Year” at the BET awards while the Grammys showed Drake some love with another nomination.

#2: “Marvin’s Room”
Take Care (2011)


Recorded in a studio once owned by the R&B legend Marvin Gaye, this song features a boozed-up Drake unable to control his drunk-dialing. Although “Marvin’s Room” contains biting lyrics, the manner in which he sings them softens the blow. As the lead single for Drake’s second album, “Marvin’s Room” channeled the charming Marvin Gaye after a couple too many shots and transitioned into an ominous interlude by Kendrick Lamar. Spawning countless remixes and receiving critical acclaim, “Marvin’s Room” shows Drake at his best, despite not being one of his most commercially successful tracks.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Worst Behavior”
Nothing Was the Same (2013)

“The Language”
Nothing Was the Same (2013)

“Pound Cake” feat. Jay-Z
Nothing Was the Same (2013)

“The Motto” feat. Lil’ Wayne and Tyga
Take Care (2011)

“Forever” feat. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne and Eminem
Music Inspired by More Than A Game (2009)

#1: “Hold On, We’re Going Home” feat. Majid Jordan
Nothing Was the Same (2013)


Timeless and exceptionally cool, this love song became Drake’s thirty-third Top Ten hit on the Billboard charts. Lyrically, “Hold On” was designed to become a pop anthem and Drake’s polished vocals take on a Michael Jackson vibe of the early 80s. Incidentally, the music video is set in 1985 Miami with “Scarface” co-star Steven Bauer making a cameo. While the visuals are certainly entertaining, it’s the fresh lyrical style and dope beat of “Hold On, We’re Going Home” that makes it the best Drake’s best effort.

So, do you agree with our selections? What is your favorite Drake song? For more musical Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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