Best Childish Gambino Songs

Donald Glover is a writer, actor, comedian, and rapper (just to name a few.) His popularity is increasing as word spreads about how insanely talented he is. I made this list because I feel there are a lot of people who care about his music like me, and his music deserves to be discussed. The order is definitely up for debate. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Freaks and Geeks
I love this song it inspired me very much
The song has a great beat and it pumps you up

2Heartbeat

From Camp. This could also be number 1, depending if you like non-stop, hashtag rap or a more narrative, lyrically-focused song (Heartbeat being the latter. ) I personally would say that Heartbeat is his best song, but Freaks and Geeks is just too insane of a rap to not have at #1.

"So I'm chilling with my girlfriend
But she not my real girlfriend
She got a key to my place but
She's not my real girlfriend. "

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3Bonfire
From Camp. Others would say that this should be higher; I don't think he really tells a good story in this one, just raps about his love for women with with jokes thrown in. Though there's no denying the effect that his Casey Anthony line can have on anyone and everyone who listens to it.
Just found this song somehow but great song
First one I heard and still the best in my opinion. High energy, great punch lines, gym mix perfection. Good music. #1
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4Sunrise
From Camp. Personally, I think this is his third best song but I know the support isn't there yet, so I put it at #5. This is my pump-up song before anything important, and it has some of his best one-liners.
First song I ever listened to by Gambino.. By far my favorite
Best pump up song!
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5Break (AOTL)
A single. Probably better than the actual 'All of the Lights' song by Kanye, featuring Rihanna and KiD CuDi, and you know that's saying a lot considering he's only one rapping in the song.

"Hollerin’ at this Japanese girl, Asian mommy
But is it too soon for Japanese girls? Too tsunami?
Is it racist if I say she tastes like edamame?
Was I supposed to stay uncool? Please remind me. "

6That Power
Just a beast song, best outro ever. Ties up the album perfectly! Good lyrically but that beat is next level!
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73005
Awesome song favorite by far!
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8Unnecessary
(featuring Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul)
Bathroom DVR? That's unessacary but this song isn't.

9Shoulda Known
This and NOTGOING BACK are the best

10Bitch, Look at Me Now

From I Am Just A Rapper. The beat and the opening lyrics literally have you hooked for the rest of the song. This should actually be tied with 'Break. '

"Sick boy make moves like a chess piece
And that move real quick like Nestle
Let me make it clear for a second like Pepsi. "


The Contenders

11Outside
From Camp. Tells the story of his childhood, growing up the only black kid in his school, or the whitest black kid in his other school. Amazing chorus that really sets the tone for his whole album.

"He's saving up so we can get our own place
In the projects, man that sounds fancy to me
They called me fat nose, my mom say you handsome to me. "
Seriously guys, the meaning of this song, the one-liners, the wit, just Oh my god, the whole thing is perfect. Donald
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12Sweatpants
My favorite. Too addicting after listening to it a couple times.
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13Not Going Back
Some of the lines in this song are just crazy good. This, freaks and geeks and outside are probably my 3 favourite of his songs, but then again, I change my favourites every few weeks. There's just way to many. Geez Donald.

14We Ain't Them
This song deserves some serious recognition.

15Kids
Why isn't this more near the top ten? This is one of his best.
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16Telegraph Ave Listen to sample

17Pink Toes Listen to sample

18The Last

19It's On
The chorus really hooks you and it's catchy as hell.

20L.E.S.
Why is this not on here?
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21Crawl Listen to sample

22F*** It All
From Culdesac. A song about suicide that sends a good message but also feels genuine. Starts off with his feelings after a tough break up, but transitions into explaining how everything bad in his life has made him stronger.

23Lights Turned On
Awesome beat, raichu reference.
Great song, nice beat, awesome lyrics

24Zealots of Stockholm (Free Information)
Best song on Becasue the Internet
Best song lyrically in my opinion.
"If you gonna miss heaven, why do it by two inches? Old money and new bitches."
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25Life: The Biggest Troll Listen to sample

26The Worst Guys Listen to sample

27You See Me Listen to sample

28Do Ya Like
From Culdesac. The song that he says put him on the map. Explains his growing popularity with women and the direction his career taken with amazing lines thrown in.

"Hovy with glasses, Weezy but geeky
Girls in the lobby tryin' to meet me
I ain't afraid to say it, yeah I love these hoes
And their glasses, and their jacket, and their hipster clothes. "

29Be Alone
From his EP. One sad and lyrically beautiful song, enough said.

"Music was my side chick, but now we’re moving in together
Always felt misunderstood, I guess I have to tolerate
My swag Jehovah Witness, dude, it never take a holiday. "

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