11 Classic Hip-Hop Songs You Can Teach With (2023)

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Let's start this post by clarifying what it is not.

this is not aboutWhyto teach with hip-hop. it's not about anyas theto teach with hip-hop. It's also not a political statement, an endorsement of controversial language and issues, or something you can play with your students on a whim and without preparation. so don't keep reading. This post will not change your opinion.

If you're still reading, here's the take, in a nutshell: The evolution of hip-hop as an art form, a critical cultural voice, and a means of reaching out to youth is an authentic, complex, and extremely "human" concept. 🇧🇷 While hip-hop is increasingly finding itself on pop music's 'Top 100' lists, it has its roots in 1970s New York City and has since branched out from codes fundamentals to a distinctive, regional musical form of its own, including both South and West Coast forms to add to East Coast backdrops.

Involving students is not easy. Ideally, you will create 'authentic' learning experiences that will dissolve the walls of the classroom and make everything 'real'. , video games (see “how to teach with video games“), or other polarizing content might be worth reconsidering.

Hip-hop, like social media, video games, smartphones, and other (metaphorical) "banned books" of education, has extraordinary potential to reach all students. The same is true of music in general, but hip-hop stands out as surprising and prone to themes of antagonism, influence, and social justice. It is also full of hyperbole and other literary devices, historical movements, along with the energy, charisma, and puns that interest students.

hip hop in the classroom

Perhaps the best way to think about these songs is to see them as sort of a chronological view of where hip-hop is at, so that students can begin to see its evolution as well, all through the lens of teachable music. the music here has something to say, something worth teaching.

Please note that I tried to include the clean version of each song, but not all of them are clean.Some have 'language'. As with any media, preview everything twice before playing it back to students in a classroom setting.

Plus, if you're still reading this, you probably know that hip-hop that's violent, foulmouthed for foulmouthing, and intellectually bankrupt doesn't stand for "rap" any more than McDonald's stands for "food." Mind you, you may be surprised at what you find.

Please note that I have included brief summaries of the songs (or have included a snippet from wikipedia), but teaching with them depends on your grade level, content area, relevant standards, and more. While I've included some common core standards that suggest themselves in a few spots, using them authentically will require you to know the music and how it can fit into your resume on its own.

10 Classic Hip-Hop Songs You Can Teach With


“Microphone Demon”, Erik B. and Rakim


A pioneering east coast hip-hop duo who represent the early "know" style of rap, Erik B. and Rakim are arguably the most influential rap duo of all time, and Rakim certainly ranks among the elder statesmen of the hip hop.

Focus pattern possible

CC.11-12.R.L.1 Key Ideas and Details: Cite complete and strong textual evidence to support analysis of what the text explicitly says as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves questions unclear .

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"Coolie High", Campamento Lo


This song conveys a narrative through captivating lyrics, constantly jumping images, and a smooth sound that harkens back to another era.

Focus pattern possible

CC.9-10.SL.3 Comprehension and Collaboration: Evaluate the speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.


"When They Remember You", Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth

Wikipedia summary

“Pete Rock and CL Smooth were known for the unique and soulful sound they brought to the hip-hop genre… The first verse is about the difficulties of growing up with a single mother. CL Smooth talks about how her father didn't help her mother raise him or her sister, and how her mother was forced to take on both roles in the home. She says that although her mother raised him well, she still needed a male figure in her life. She finally concludes the first verse by saying that a lack of male leadership destined young men to repeat the cycle of not being involved in their own children's lives. The second and third verses are in a more positive light. In the second verse, CL Smooth talks about how her uncle played the crucial role of a male father figure in her life and helped him become a man, and how more men are needed to make a positive impact in the community. Finally, in the third verse, CL Smooth talks to her friend Troy. She thanks him for being one of the only people who believed in him and kept him on track. She then goes on to update Troy on the well-being of his family and says that they remember him.

Focus pattern possible

CC.9-10.SL.1.d Understanding and Collaboration: Respond carefully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement and, where warranted, qualify or justify your own views and understanding and make new connections to the light of the evidence and justification presented.

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"Fight the Power", Public Enemy

Wikipedia summary

"Fight the Power" incorporates numerous samples and allusions to African-American culture, including calls for civil rights, black religious services, and the music of James Brown.

As a single, "Fight the Power" reached number one on the Hot Rap Singles and number 20 on the Hot R&B Singles. It was voted the best single of 1989 byThe people's voicein the Pazz & Jop critics poll. It became Public Enemy's best-known song and has been praised as one of the greatest songs of all time by critics and publications. In 2001, the song was ranked number 288 on the "Songs of the Century" list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Focus pattern possible

CC.9-10.R.H.4 Craft and Structure: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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“Killing Me Softly”, de Lauryn Hill


This remake of Roberta Flack's 1972 version was important both for what it represented and for the themes of the song itself. Lauryn Hill was a rap artist with The Fugees, and "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" was a bold step toward a solo career and an opportunity for the full range of her talents to shine.

In an industry dominated by men—and male bravado—female artists were often sidelined, and successful female rappers, including MC Lyte and Queen Latifah, were few and far between. On "Killing Me Softly," Hill paid homage to a part of rap's legacy (early R&B) while also demonstrating her range as a rapper, singer, and a new generation of genre-blending hip-hop talent. The perfection.

Focus pattern possible

CC.9-10.R.ST.7 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words into text in visual form (eg, a table or graph) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (eg, a table or graph). eg, in an equation) into words.

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“Sacred Intellect”, Poor Just Teachers


Poor Righteous Teachers was a 1990s hip-hop group that promoted self-awareness over violence or materialism. While this wasn't entirely unique (KRS One often did the same thing, for example), their fast beats, playful tone, and contrast to other music at the time made them modestly successful. The album he appeared on was named one of the 100 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time by The Source magazine in 1998.

Focus pattern possible

CC.11-12.R.L.2 Key Ideas and Details: Determine two or more central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development throughout the text, including how they interact and complement each other to produce a complex story; Provide an objective summary of the text.

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“Everything will be fine”, Nothing by nature


“Do you want me to be positive? Well, it's not where I live. A brutally honest message that somehow manages to burst with hope.

Focus pattern possible

CC.9-10.R.ST.9 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Compare and contrast findings presented in a text with those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when findings support or contradict previous explanations or reports.

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“The choice is yours”, black sheep


“The Choice Is Yours” presents listeners with a simple choice (false dichotomy?): Take it (its progressive sound and focus) or you can take that (drugs, violence, etc.). Another positive song that also garnered street cred: a balance difficult to achieve.

Focus pattern possible

CC.9-10.L.4.b Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (eg, analyze, analyze, analyze, advocate, defend). .

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"Sound the alarm" by Fu-Schnickens


Along with Das EFX, Fu-Schnickens popularized a new style of rap characterized by speed, delivery, and wordplay. "Ring the Alarm" offered nothing new in terms of meaning (it's essentially a self-proclaimed power of his as artists), the style was fresh, and a remarkable development in hip-hop history.

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Focus pattern possible

CC.11-12.R.L.5 Elaboration and Structure: Analyze how an author's choices about how to structure specific parts of a text (eg, choosing where to begin or end a story, choosing to provide a comic or tragic resolution) contribute to to its general structure and meaning, as well as its aesthetic impact.

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"Me, Myself and I" by De La Soul


A song from the late 1980s, 1989 to be exact, which brought thoughtful and accessible hip-hop into the "mainstream" at the same time.

Focus pattern possible

CC.9-10.L.3 Language Knowledge: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language works in different contexts, to make effective choices of meaning or style, and to gain comprehension when reading or listening.

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“Tennessee”, de Arrested Development


An excerpt from verse 3:

"Sir, it's obvious that we have a relationship
Talking to each other every night and day
although you are superior to me
We talk to each other in a friendly way.
Then out of the blue you tell me to break up
Outside the country and in another country
Past Dyesburg on Ripley's
Where the ghost of childhood haunts me
Walk the paths that my ancestors walked
I climbed the trees my ancestors hung from
Ask these trees for all their wisdom
They tell me my ears are so young (home)
Go back the way you came (home)
My family tree, my last name (house)
For some strange reason it had to be (home)
Me script in Tennessee (home)”


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(Video) Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna


What are the top 10 hip-hop songs right now? ›

Billboard Hot Hip-Hop/R&B Songs
  • Blinding Lights. The Weeknd. The Weeknd. ...
  • Toosie Slide. Drake. Drake. ...
  • The Box. Roddy Ricch. Roddy Ricch. ...
  • Say So. Doja Cat. Doja Cat. ...
  • Life Is Good (feat. Drake) FutureDrake. ...
  • Intentions. Justin BieberQuavo. Justin BieberQuavo. ...
  • Savage. Megan Thee Stallion. Megan Thee Stallion. ...
  • Blueberry Faygo. Lil Mosey.

What are some appropriate rap songs for school? ›

Clean Rap Songs for School
  • My House by Kidz Bop Kids & the Harlem Globetrotters.
  • Hotline Bling by Kidz Bop Kids.
  • Juju on That Beat by Kidz Bop Kids.
  • See You Again by Kidz Bop Kids.
  • God's Plan by Kidz Bop Kids.
  • Time of Our Lives by Kidz Bop Kids.
  • Cha Cha Slide by Kidz Bop Kids.
  • I'm the One by Kidz Bop Kids.
19 Jul 2022

What is the easiest rap to learn? ›

7 easy rap songs for beginners
  • Doori from Gullyboy. Rishi Rich composed the music for 'Doori,' sung by Ranveer Singh. ...
  • Swag Mera Desi from Raftaar. ...
  • Naachne ka shaunq by Raftaar and Brodha V. ...
  • Kohinoor by Divine. ...
  • It's Funky Enough by D.O.C. ...
  • Fight For Your Right by Beastie Boys.
27 Apr 2022

What is the #1 hip-hop song of all time? ›

About.com's 100 Greatest Rap Songs
1."I Used to Love H.E.R."Resurrection
2."Rapper's Delight"Sugarhill Gang
3."The Message"The Message
4."Dear Mama"Me Against the World
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What is the most popular hip hop song right now 2022? ›

1. Pushin P – Gunna, Future & feat. Young Thug (124 million streams)

What are the 10 most popular songs? ›

Today's Top Hits
  • Unholy (feat. Kim Petras) Sam Smith, Kim Petras. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. Midnights. ...
  • Made You Look. Meghan Trainor. Takin' It Back. ...
  • As It Was. Harry Styles. As It Was. ...
  • CUFF IT. EBeyoncé RENAISSANCE. ...
  • Rich Flex. EDrake, 21 Savage. Her Loss. ...
  • Calm Down (with Selena Gomez) Rema, Selena Gomez. ...
  • Tití Me Preguntó Bad Bunny.

What are 5 school appropriate songs? ›

Our Favorite School-Appropriate Songs
  • Better When I'm Dancin' by Meghan Trainor.
  • OK OK by HOKO.
  • Three Little Birds by Bob Marley.
  • The Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti and Spearhead.
  • Brand New Day by Lindsey Ray featuring Tim Myers.
  • Colors by Black Pumas.
  • Heat Waves by Glass Animals.
  • Pompeii by Bastille.
28 Oct 2022

What is the best clean hip hop song? ›

Clean Rap 2022 / Clean Hip Hop 2022 : Clean Rap Hits - Rap Music
  • One Right Now (with The Weeknd)Post Malone, The Weeknd.
  • LemonadeInternet Money, Gunna, Don Toliver, NAV.
  • INDUSTRY BABY (feat. ...
  • Girls Want Girls (with Lil Baby)Drake, Lil Baby.
  • Praise GodKanye West.
  • pushin P (feat. ...
  • Calling My PhoneLil Tjay, 6LACK.

What are good clean Hype songs? ›

Clean. Hype
  • BOOM. X Ambassadors. X Ambassadors. ...
  • Just Say When. Capital Cities. Capital Cities. ...
  • Here With Me (feat. CHVRCHES) Marshmello. ...
  • High Hopes. Panic! At the Disco. ...
  • Just Jesus. Hillsong Young & Free. Hillsong Young & Free. ...
  • May I Have This Dance (EMBRZ Remix) Meadowlark. ...
  • This Feeling (feat. Kelsea Ballerini) ...
  • Enemies. Lauv.

What is the fastest rap ever? ›

There's Eminem, who was credited with a Guinness World Record in 2020 for rapping a staggering 7.5 words per second in one verse in Godzilla. His 2013 track Rap God was also awarded a Guinness World Record for packing the most words inside a hit single — 1,560 words inside 6 minutes and 4 seconds.

What is the fastest rap called? ›

Chopper is a hip hop music subgenre that originated in the Midwestern United States and features fast-paced rhyming or rapping. Those that rap in the style are known as choppers, and rapping in the style is sometimes referred to as chopping.

Who started rap? ›

Rap began in 1971, in the Bronx, with Kool Herc, who was from Jamaica. At block parties, Kool Herc would play two turntables by hand and manipulate the sound to create an entirely new sound, while he rapped the lyrics from the song he was playing.

What was the first top 40 rap song? ›

Hip hop's roots as a musical phenomenon are subject to debate, but its roots as a commercial phenomenon are much clearer. They trace back directly to January 5, 1980, when the song “Rapper's Delight” became the first hip hop single ever to reach the Billboard top 40.

What are 3 iconic hip hop moves? ›

Some classic hip hop dance moves include the running man, the humpty dance, and the cabbage patch, and techniques often involve body isolations and other unique movements, like popping, locking, and krumping.

What's the number 1 song in the world ever? ›

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

What are the top 40 hip-hop songs right now? ›

Top 40 US Hip-Hop Tracks
  1. 1 Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage - Creepin' ...
  2. 2 Drake & 21 Savage - Rich Flex. ...
  3. 3 Metro Boomin, Future & Chris Brown - Superhero (Heroes & Villains) ...
  4. 4 Post Malone - I Like You (A Happier Song) [feat. ...
  5. 5 Quavo & Takeoff - HOTEL LOBBY (Unc & Phew) ...
  6. 6 Lil Uzi Vert - Just Wanna Rock.

What is the hottest song now 2022? ›

HITS 2022 - Today's Top Songs
  • I'm Good (Blue) I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. ...
  • 10:35. 10:35. Tiësto & Tate McRae. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. ...
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) Lizzo. ...
  • abcdefu. abcdefu. GAYLE. ...
  • Shivers. Shivers. Ed Sheeran. ...
  • Levitating. Levitating. Dua Lipa. ...
  • Miss You. Miss You.

What is the number 1 hit song 2022? ›

Chart history

"Heat Waves", the 2020 single by British indie-pop band Glass Animals, topped the Hot 100 in 2022 for five weeks. It became the best-charting song of the year.

What are some old songs that everyone knows? ›

Beware– once you hear them, you probably won't be able to forget them.
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody. ...
  • Beyoncé – Single Ladies. ...
  • Journey – Don't Stop Believin' ...
  • Panic! ...
  • Bon Jovi – Livin' on a Prayer. ...
  • Britney Spears – Baby One More Time. ...
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive. ...
  • The Killers – Mr.
10 May 2021

What are the top 100 most played songs? ›

Spotify Top 100 Most-Streamed Songs
1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You3223393957
2. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights3128061347
3. Tones And I – Dance Monkey2642704868
4. Post Malone, 21 Savage – rockstar2489462596
21 more rows
1 Sept 2022

What are the top 5 famous songs? ›

The Top 50 most iconic songs of all time
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana.
  • Imagine - John Lennon.
  • One - U2.
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen.
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles.
  • Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan.
  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction - Rolling Stones.

What are some good 10 year old songs? ›

10 Child-Appropriate Pop Songs for Kids to Sing
  • Brave, by Sara Bareilles. ...
  • Beautiful, by Christina Aguilera. ...
  • Breakaway, by Kelly Clarkson. ...
  • Mean, by Taylor Swift. ...
  • Firework, by Katy Perry. ...
  • Fight Song, by Rachel Platten. ...
  • Happy, by Pharrell Williams. ...
  • Count on Me, by Bruno Mars.

What are the 7 tunes? ›

The 7 tunes of success, according to Nishit Lal's theory, are Passion, Purpose, Productivity, Perception, Possibilities, Practice and Potential.

What is most popular kid song? ›

Best kids' songs, ranked
  • 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' ...
  • 'The Hokey Pokey' ...
  • 'The Disappointing Pancake' by Lisa Loeb. ...
  • 'The Ants Go Marching' ...
  • 'Happy and You Know It' ...
  • 'Skidamarink' by Sharon, Lois & Bram. ...
  • 'This Land Is Your Land' by Woody Guthrie. ...
  • 'Airplane' by Jetty Rae.
25 Oct 2021

What song get you pumped up? ›

  • Sunrise- Kygo feat. John Walker. ...
  • Millionaire- Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals. Must be the MONEY!! ...
  • Make Way- Aloe Blacc. Legendary! ...
  • All The Way Up- Fat Joe. ...
  • Ain't Got Far To Go- Jess Glynne. ...
  • Good Morning- Max Frost. ...
  • Rise- Jonas Blue feat. ...
  • Good as Hell- Lizzo.

What are good rap No cuss words? ›

Here are some rap songs without swearing in them.
  • “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth.
  • “God's Plan” by Drake.
  • “Airplanes” by B.o.B ft. ...
  • “Can't Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. ...
  • “Express Yourself” by N.W.A.
  • “Chicken Noodle Soup” by J-Hope (feat. ...
  • “The Search” by NF.
  • “Gangsta's Paradise” by Coolio ft L.V.
2 Nov 2022

Who is the best rap song ever? ›

The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time
  • The Message. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. ...
  • Rapper's Delight. The Sugarhill Gang. ...
  • Planet Rock. ...
  • Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1) ...
  • Mind Playing Tricks on Me. ...
  • Nuthin' but a G thang (feat. ...
  • Fight the Power (Do the Right Thing/Soundtrack Version) ...
  • Juicy.

What are the top 10 inspirational songs? ›

  1. 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. ...
  2. 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor. ...
  3. 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem. ...
  4. 'I'm Still Standing' by Elton John. ...
  5. 'Survivor' by Destiny's Child. ...
  6. 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' by Daft Punk. ...
  7. '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher' by Jackie Wilson.
5 Jul 2022

What is a good glow up song? ›

Songs To Glo Up To
  • First Day Out. Gucci Mane. Gucci Mane. Writing on the Wall. ...
  • Mean. Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift. ...
  • Since U Been Gone. Kelly Clarkson. Kelly Clarkson. ...
  • Da Baddest B***h. Trina. Trina. ...
  • Back Then. Mike Jones. Mike Jones. ...
  • Try Me. DeJ Loaf. DeJ Loaf. ...
  • U Don't Have to Call. Usher. Usher. ...
  • Man! I Feel Like a Woman! Shania Twain.

What are three songs that gets you excited? ›

Best happy songs, ranked
  • 'Let's Go Crazy' by Prince. ...
  • 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' by James Brown & The Famous Flames. ...
  • 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen. ...
  • 'Good as Hell' by Lizzo. ...
  • 'Walking on Sunshine' by Katrina & The Waves. ...
  • 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers. ...
  • 'Tightrope' by Janelle Monáe. ...
  • 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
5 Jul 2022

What is faster Rap God or Godzilla? ›

In total, the 3-min 31-sec “Godzilla” contains 959 words from start to end (an average of 4.54 words per second) – considerably less than the 1,560 words that appear in the 6-min 4-sec “Rap God” (an average of 4.28 words per second), which retains the title for the most words in a hit single.

How fast is Rap God? ›

According to Guinness, “Rap God” by Eminem (USA) packs 1,560 words into a fast and furious 6 min 4 sec – that's a tongue-twisting average of 4.28 words per second! In one 15-second segment alone, 'Slim Shady' spits 97 words (6.46 words per second) at 'supersonic speed.

Who was the first rapper of all time? ›

One of the first rappers at the beginning of the hip hop period, at the end of the 1970s, was also hip hop's first DJ, DJ Kool Herc. Herc, a Jamaican immigrant, started delivering simple raps at his parties, which some claim were inspired by the Jamaican tradition of toasting.

What are the top 10 fastest rap songs? ›

The 10 Fastest Rap Songs of All Time
  • Twisted Insane – “The Chop Shop” (2015)
  • Tonedeff – “Crispy (192)” (2013) ...
  • NoClue – “New West” (2005) ...
  • Tech N9ne – “Worldwide Choppers” ft. ...
  • Busta Rhymes – “Break Ya Neck” (2001) ...
  • Logic – “100 Miles & Running” ft. ...
  • Twista – “Mista Tung Twista” (1992) Sidewalk1986. ...
19 Oct 2022

Who is the 1st fastest rapper? ›

In January 2005, the Guinness World Records recognized NoClue as the world's official “Fastest Rap MC.” He won this title with his song, “New West”, where he rapped 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds. His record is an average of 14.1 syllables every second.

Why is it called hip-hop? ›

Originating in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, hip-hop went global by the end of the '80s. So how did it get its name? According to one explanation, the term pairs the hip that means "trendy" or "fashionable" with the leaping movement hop.

Who was the first female rapper? ›

Sharon Green (born 1962), considered the "first female rapper" or emcee, known by the rap moniker MC Sha-Rock. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, she grew up in the South Bronx, New York City during the earliest years of hip hop culture.

How old is hip-hop? ›

The birth of hip hop is believed to date back to Aug. 11, 1973, where DJ Kool Herc, real name Clive Campbell, and his friend hosted a back-to-school party in Bronx, New York. Eighteen-year-old Campbell and his friend Coke La Rock are often referred to as the fathers of hip-hop.

What are the top 10 hip hop songs this week? ›

Top 100 Songs
  • PAIN! Sheck Wes. 1 Week.
  • #Freestyle198. Glorilla. 1 Week.
  • Kilo. Desiigner, Slim Jxmmi. 1 Week.
  • ISTG, Pt. Doodie Lo. 1 Week.
  • One Mic, One Gun. 21 Savage, Nas. 1 Week.
  • Activated. Mount Westmore. 1 Week.
  • Plenty. FaZe Kaysan. 1 Week.
  • Players. Coi Leray. 1 Week.
5 days ago

What are the top 10 trending songs right now? ›

HITS 2022 - Today's Top Songs
  • I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. ...
  • 10:35. Tiësto & Tate McRae. Tiësto & Tate McRae. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift. ...
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) Lizzo. Lizzo. ...
  • abcdefu. GAYLE. GAYLE. ...
  • Shivers. Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran. ...
  • Levitating. Dua Lipa. ...
  • Miss You. Oliver Tree & Robin Schulz.

What are the top 10 pop songs this week? ›

Top Songs
  • I Like You (A Happier Song)Post Malone.
  • Bad HabitSteve Lacy.
  • Music For a Sushi RestaurantHarry Styles.
  • Anti-HeroTaylor Swift.
  • STAR WALKIN' (League of Legends Worlds Anthem)Lil Nas X.
  • Die For YouThe Weeknd.
  • Made You LookMeghan Trainor.
  • fmk (with blackbear)GAYLE.

What are the top 40 pop songs right now? ›

US Top 40 | Chart Hits 2022
  • I'm Good (Blue) I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. ...
  • 10:35. 10:35. Tiësto & Tate McRae. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. ...
  • Loser. Loser. Charlie Puth. ...
  • Shivers. Shivers. Ed Sheeran. ...
  • Miss You. Miss You. ...
  • Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama) ...
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)

What are the top 40 hip hop songs right now? ›

Top 40 US Hip-Hop Tracks
  1. 1 Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage - Creepin' ...
  2. 2 Drake & 21 Savage - Rich Flex. ...
  3. 3 Metro Boomin, Future & Chris Brown - Superhero (Heroes & Villains) ...
  4. 4 Post Malone - I Like You (A Happier Song) [feat. ...
  5. 5 Quavo & Takeoff - HOTEL LOBBY (Unc & Phew) ...
  6. 6 Lil Uzi Vert - Just Wanna Rock.

What are the top 20 R&B songs right now? ›

R&B Right Now
  • AloneBurna Boy.
  • Lift Me Up - From Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Music From and Inspired ByRihanna.
  • Creepin' (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage.
  • Hours In SilenceDrake, 21 Savage.
  • ShirtSZA.
  • On My WayEmotional Oranges.
  • Take It Slowdvsn.
  • OutsideBryson Tiller.

What are the top 20 rap songs right now? ›

2022 Rap Songs - Today's Biggest Rap Hits (Lit Songs & New Rap Playlist 2022)
  • Bye ByeMarshmello, Juice WRLD.
  • Black VisaFinesse2tymes, Moneybagg Yo.
  • Me or Sum (feat. Future & Lil Baby)Nardo Wick, Future, Lil Baby.
  • I'M DAT N****Future.
  • Bikini BottomIce Spice.
  • SummoFinesse2tymes.
  • Betty (Get Money)Yung Gravy.
  • HumbleFinesse2tymes.

What song is number 1 right now 2022? ›

Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero

What are the top 50 songs right now? ›

Top 50 - USA
  • Just Wanna Rock. ...
  • Trance (with Travis Scott & Young Thug) ...
  • Unholy (feat. Kim Petras) ...
  • Metro Spider (with Young Thug) EMetro Boomin, Young Thug. ...
  • Feliz Navidad. José Feliciano. ...
  • Walk Em Down (Don't Kill Civilians) [with 21 Savage & feat. Mustafa] ...
  • Sleigh Ride. The Ronettes. ...
  • As It Was. Harry Styles.

What is the most listened to song in the world? ›

100 most-streamed songs
1"Shape of You"Ed Sheeran
2"Blinding Lights"The Weeknd
3"Dance Monkey"Tones And I
4"Someone You Loved"Lewis Capaldi
86 more rows

What is the No 1 song right now? ›

The number one song on iTunes right now is All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. Related Charts: Apple Music Top Streaming Songs, iTunes Top 200 Songs, Top New Songs December 2022, Top 100 Albums, and Top 40 Music Videos.

What are the top 20 pop songs today? ›

Today's Hits
  • Nobody Gets Me. SZA. SZA. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift. ...
  • Unholy. Sam Smith & Kim Petras. Sam Smith & Kim Petras. ...
  • CUFF IT. Beyoncé Beyoncé ...
  • I Ain't Worried. OneRepublic. OneRepublic. ...
  • One Thing At A Time. Morgan Wallen. Morgan Wallen. ...
  • I Like You (A Happier Song) [feat. Doja Cat] Post Malone. ...
  • Rich Flex. Drake & 21 Savage.

What is the hottest song right now? ›

HITS 2022 - Today's Top Songs
  • I'm Good (Blue)David Guetta, Bebe Rexha.
  • 10:35Tiësto, Tate McRae.
  • Anti-HeroTaylor Swift.
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)Lizzo.
  • abcdefuGAYLE.
  • ShiversEd Sheeran.
  • LevitatingDua Lipa.
  • Miss YouOliver Tree, Robin Schulz.

What are the top 50 songs in the US? ›

Top 50 Weekly Singles USA Billboard Charts {8/30-9/5 OFFICIAL }🇺🇸 HOT 50 SONGS 2021(Updated Daily)
  • Rich Flex. Drake & 21 Savage. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. ...
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You. Mariah Carey. ...
  • Unholy. Sam Smith & Kim Petras. ...
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Single) ...
  • Bad Habit. ...
  • Jingle Bell Rock. ...
  • Something in the Orange.

What song is number 1 on Billboard 2022? ›

Harry Styles & Bad Bunny Lead the Charge: The Year in Global Charts 2022. Styles' “As It Was” is the top song of 2022 on the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl.

What song has been on the Billboard charts the longest? ›

22-dated ranking: Most Weeks Spent on the Billboard Hot 100: 91, “Heat Waves,” Glass Animals.


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