Aubrey Drake Graham hasn’t had a very long career in the music business so far but he has already accomplished so much. He started as an actor on the popular television show Degrassi before releasing a series of mixtapes that showed off his musical talents. Some of his best songs were featured on these mixtapes and one tape in particular 2009’s So Far Gone launched him into superstardom. His debut album Thank Me Later debuted at number one on the Billboard Charts solidifying his place in hip hop for sometime to come. When coming up with a list of the best Drake songs I wanted to give a good blend of his singing and rapping and only include the songs that I felt were above the rest. Having a list of 18 songs is an unusual number but these are the tracks I singled out, so here is my list of Drake’s best songs. Also check out, Lil Wayne’s 77 Best Mixtape Songs and Trey Songz Best Songs and 33 Best Wiz Khalifa Songs or the 28 Best Nicki Minaj Songs
Successful– Drake teams up with Lil Wayne and Trey Songz to speak on the benefits and the negative things that come along with being successful. Reality just set in and even when the Phantom is leased them hoes want to get in. I do a lot of things hoping I won’t had to fit in, so trying to keep up with my progress is like a dead end.
I’m Going In– Another collaboration with Wayne and also Young Jeezy. The beat has a really unique sound to it and everybody puts in a solid effort in the verses.
Best I Ever Had– One of the songs off of So Far Gone that had the most to do with his rise in popularity. Just a great song to listen to.
Forever– This was a huge song and the remix featured Kanye, Lil Wayne and Eminem (who clearly murdered everyone else on the track). I’m sure you’ve all heard it by now so really no further discussion is necessary.
Little Bit Remix– A remix of the song by Lykke Li in which Drake takes turns with the original singing before spitting a quick verse, and as for you I think I know you’re the one the closest I’ve come, I’m probably a little bit.
Brand New– The girl in the song seems to have quite a past and Drake wonders if anything he does is brand new, hence the title. It’s a really slow and simple instrumental but it works.
Housatlantavegas– The instrumental has a real dream like quality to it and Drake’s voice sounds perfect over it.
Sooner than Later– Drake sings about wanting to be a better man for his girl but not realizing it until it’s too late.
A Night Off– Drake and singer Lloyd make a song for the ladies about taking the night off for some alone time with their girls.
Up All Night– This song has a feature with Nicki Minaj who is less annoying than usual. Drake raps about brushing off the haters and living his life on his own terms.
Throw It in the Bag Remix– Fabolous puts down his verse first and then Drake comes on talking about an encounter with an older woman.
Congratulations– Congratulations is probably in the top five songs that Drake has put out, from the crazy beat, to his flow, and the simplicity of the structure.
City is Mine– Drake talks up his hometown of Toronto on this song and really shows off his rapping skills.
The Winner– I was staying home when they was having fun so please don’t be surprised when they announce that I won.
Shut It Down– Drake and The Dream put together a good R&B track in Shut It Down. Basically explaining how others girls don’t come close to their own.
Find Your Love– Another singing song with a unique beat behind it that starts to pick up the pace a minute or so into it.
Ransom– Drake starts in on this song and spits a nice extended verse for a couple of minutes before Lil Wayne hops on the track.
Over– Another single and very nice song he probably goes overboard with his punch lines though like I can teach you how to speak my language, Rosetta Stone.