Public Enemy top 100 greatest hip-hop songs

Fight The Power wins, MC Hammer at 26

Kings of very long list making, VH1, has made another very long list: the 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Ever. Voted for by fans and compiled by "hip-hop culture vultures", the full list will air – in classic VH1 countdown stylee – starting Monday 29 September.

It's a very impressive list in that it's very long. Whether it's in the correct order or not is, obviously, completely subjective. After a quick glance through, one noticeable absence is Jay-Z's 99 Problems (the AC/DC remix, of course) and where the hell is Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby? Sacrilege…

VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hip Songs

1. Public Enemy - Fight The Power
2. Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
3. Dr. Dre - Nuthin But A 'G' Thang
4. Run-DMC ft Aerosmith - Walk This Way
5. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message
6. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
7. Notorious BIG - Juicy
8. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin and Juice
9. Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
10. Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
11. Jay-Z - Hard Knock Life
12. LL Cool J - I Can't Live Without My Radio
13. Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
14. Tupac - I Get Around
15. Eminem - Stan
16. Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
17. Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
18. 50 Cent - In Da Club
19. Ice T - Colors
20. Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger
21. Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
22. Naughty By Nature - OPP
23. Outkast - B.O.B.
24. Eric B and Rakim - Paid in Full
25. Fugees - Killing Me Softly
26. MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
27. Beastie Boys - Hold it Now, Hit it
28. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
30. Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
30. Tribe Called Quest - Check the Rhime
31. Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now
32. Puff Daddy & The Family ft Notorious BIG, Lil' Kim and The Lox - It's All About The Benjamins
33. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
34. Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
35. Queen Latifah ft Monie Love - Ladies First
36. Nelly - Hot In Herre
37. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
38. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
39. Tone-Loc - Wild Thing
40. Run-DMC - It's Like That
41. Funky 4 + 1 - That's the Joint
42. Roxanne Shante - Roxanne's Revenge
43. Game, The ft 50 Cent - Hate It or Love It
44. Method Man ft Mary J. Blige - I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need to Get By
45. Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me
46. De La Soul - Me, Myself, And I
47. Young MC - Bust A Move
48. Nas - One Love
49. Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy
50. Lil' Wayne - Tha Block Is Hot
51. Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - The Show
52. Foxy Brown ft Jay-Z - I'll Be
53. Lox ft DMX and Lil' Kim - Money, Power, Respect
54. MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha
55. Terror Squad ft Fat Joe and Remy - Lean Back
56. Busta Rhymes - Woo-Ha! Got You All In Check
57. Big Daddy Kane - I Get the Job Done
58. Ludacris ft Shawna - What's Your Fantasy
59. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
60. LL Cool J - I Need Love
61. Slick Rick - Children's Story
62 Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
63. Kid 'n Play - Rollin' With Kid N Play
64. The Roots - What they Do
65. Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three - Love Rap
66. House Of Pain - Jump Around
67. Mase - Feel So Good
68. TI - What You Know
69. Common - I Used to Love H.E.R
70. 3rd Bass - Pop Goes the Weasel
71. Whodini - Freaks Come Out at Night
72. JJ Fad - Supersonic
73. Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours
73. EPMD - You Gots To Chill
75. Lil' Kim ft Lil' Cease- Crush on You
76. Big Punisher ft Joe- Still Not A Player
77. Cold Crush Brothers - Cold Crush Bros. at the Dixie
78. Arrested Development - Tennessee
79. DMX - Ruff Ryders' Anthem (Stop Drop)
80. Three 6 Mafia ft Paula Campbell- Hard Out Here For A Pimp
81. PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
82. Chubb Rock - Treat 'Em Right
83. 2 Live Crew - Me So Horny
84. UTFO - Roxanne Roxanne
85. Black Star - Definition
86. Heavy D. and the Boyz - Now That We Found Love
87. Wyclef Jean ft Refugee All Stars - We Tryin' to Stay Alive
88. Jungle Brothers - What U Waitin' 4
89. Cam'ron - Oh Boy
90. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You(T.R.O.Y)
91. Chamillionaire ft Krayzie Bone - Ridin'
92. Yo-Yo - Can't Play with my Yo-Yo
93. NERD ft Lee Harvey and Vida - Lapdance
94. Master P ft Sikk, Fiend, Mia-x and Mystical - Make 'Em Say Ugh
95. L'Trimm - Cars With The Boom
96. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand
97. Eve - Who's that Girl
98. Warren G ft Nate Dogg - Regulate
99. Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
100. Biz Markie - Just A Friend

Man, it's cold down here.


Comment on Facebook