What are the best hip hop songs of 2010? Whether you prefer your hip hop mixed with a little pop or rap that squeezes rhyme after rhyme into so little time, you can become a music mixologist by blending the best hip hop songs of 2010 together to make your perfect playlist:
“Like a G6” by Far*East Movement featuring Cataracs & Dev – If you’re looking for hip hop songs of 2010 to party to, you won’t find one that will make you feel higher than this hot, hypnotic track. It will help make a party take off like a private jet (and have sober girls acting like they’re drunk, apparently).
“OMG” by Usher featuring Will.i.am – One of the best romantic hip hop songs of 2010 manages to turn three little letters into a love poem to all the lovely ladies on the dance floor (who knew “OMG” could be so sexy?).
“Love the Way You Lie” by Eminen featuring Rihanna – And here’s one of the best hip hop songs of 2010 with a message, as Eminem and Rihanna capture the essence of the vicious cycle of an abusive relationship with their words and this song’s moving music video.
“Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars – This is probably one of the best hip hop songs of 2010 for the ladies, as the pressure for us to be perfect seems to get worse year after year (If your guy doesn’t agree with the words to this song, then maybe he’s not worth loving just the way he is).
“All I Do is Win (Remix)” by DJ Khaled featuring Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Swizz Beats, and T-Pain – Here’s one of the hip hop songs of 2010 full of win (and most of the biggest hip hop artists of 2010). With so many stars backing him up, I’m definitely not going to try and argue with DJ Khaled’s words.
“What’s my Name?” by Rihanna featuring Drake – Two of the hottest hip hop artists of 2010 team up for one of the year’s sexiest songs, a smooth and seductive track that asks a question that it’s important for all guys to know the answer to.
“Can’t be Friends” by Trey Songz – One of the most emotional hip hop songs of 2010 does a great job of capturing passion, pleasure, and pain, as Trey tells the tale of a relationship that can just never be the same.
“There Goes my Baby” by Usher – Usher knows how to make a girl feel sexy, and one of the sweetest hip hop songs of 2010 might leave each and every lovely lady out there feel like he’s watching them walking away while singing this sensual song.
“Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” by Alisha Keys – Ready to do the un-thinkable? Then this might be one of the best hip hop songs of 2010 for your private listening playlist (just don’t let Ms. Keys’ soothing voice convince you that you’re ready prematurely).
“Everything to Me” by Monica – For the ladies looking for hip hop love songs to dedicate to their guys, let Monica find the right words for you with her tremendous voice in this tune about a mighty good man.
“Say Something” by Timbaland featuring Drake – Perhaps Timbaland and Drake can help the tongue-tied with their tune about speaking up. It’s also one of the many hip hop songs about how money and fame can make life change, as stars find that there are a few voices they miss at the top.
“It Kills Me” by Melanie Fiona – Sometimes love can be more trouble than its worth, and Melanie Fiona definitely kills it when it comes to capturing that feeling with her hit about heartbreak. It’s also one of the best hip hop songs of 2010 when it comes to raw vocal talent, but there’s no easy solution or resolution to the situation described in her song.
“BedRock” by Young Money featuring Lloyd – This chart topper was definitely one of most popular hip hop songs of 2010, as well as one of the sexiest (the “BedRock” here actually has nothing to do with the Flintstones; the lyrics would make a brontosaurus blush).
“Over” by Drake – Drake could seemingly make no mistake in 2010, and with this one he did it again. And, again, he does a good job of singing himself up (guess he’s just enjoying himself before it’s over…but it’s far from over).
“Your Love” by Nicki Minaj – Is Nicki Minaj singing about Drake’s love in her sweet song? The duo definitely got attention in 2010 when they announced that they were married on Twitter, but ladies didn’t have too long to be bitter; the tweets turned out to be a joke, and their marital bliss died hard like Bruce Willis (but Nicki’s ode to love lives on, as do plenty of her sweetie’s songs).
“Airplanes” by B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams – One of the most addicting hip hop songs of 2010 made us all look at airplanes in the sky in a whole new way; now instead of wondering if they could be UFOs coming back to Earth to pick up Kanye West and return him to his home planet, we can make wishes on them.
“How Low” by Ludacris – It’s one of the bizarre hip hop songs of 2010, but also one of the most addicting. So, ladies, if you want Ludacris to appear and to hear Alvin and the Chipmunks serenade you with a song about dirty dancing, just go ahead and see how low you can go.
“My Chick Bad” by Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj – And Nicki Minaj goes from a good little wifey to one of the baddest chicks to team up with Ludacris in one of the sexiest hip hop songs of 2010. You gotta love lyrics about Ludacris’ bad chick like “She always brings the racket like Venus and Serena”, just one of the descriptions that will make you wish you could see her.
“Deuces” by Chris Brown featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall – Rihanna has done amazingly well on this list of the best hip hop songs of 2010, but the man that no one thought could make a comeback after what he did to her has also managed to sneak a spot here. And with lyrics about moving on to something better and being with girl that’s drama free, it’s hard not to wonder if this song isn’t about Rihanna (the curiosity about it could be what helped it become a hit).
“Fancy” by Drake featuring T.I. & Swizz Beats – And here’s one of the best hip hop songs of 2010 for the high-maintenance ladies. So if you don’t agree with Bruno Mars’ take on loving his lady just the way she is, squeeze into those stilettos, style your hair, and step on that scale, because you gotta keep that appearance up for your favorite male.
“Right Above It” by Lil Wayne featuring Drake – This Slumdog Millionaire Bollywood flow is another of the hip hop songs of 2010 about life at the top. Sure Lil Wayne just got out of prison, but when you’re the self-described heart of hip hop with stacks of cash to come home to, some time in the clink can’t seem all that bad.
“Miss Me” by Drake featuring Lil Wayne – I know Drake hasn’t been missed on this list, but here’s one more of his best hip hop songs of 2010 for those that can’t get enough (and he obviously can’t get enough of himself with lyrics like “I love myself because I swear their life is just not as fun”).
“Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida featuring David Guetta – This track from the film ‘Step Up 3D’ will definitely have you wanting to try out some dance moves of your own at the club (and hopefully it can handle you).
“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz – And here’s another of the hip hop songs of 2010 that has the ability to make the dance floor explode with motion. So get that fuse lit by throwing your hands up in the air and living your life under the strobe light.
“Bed Intruder Song” by Antoine Dodson and The Gregory Brothers – And here’s one of the most unlikely popular hip hop songs of 2010, a controversial tune about a would-be rapist that captivated the nation. Sure it’s subject matter is disturbing, but at least this song helped Antoine Dodson and his family move out of the neighborhood where a bed intruder helped make him a star.
So from hip hop hits about love to songs about success and sex, relive some of your best moments of 2010 by treating your ear to some of the best hip hop songs of the year.