Best Songs by J. Cole

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The Top Ten

1
Lost Ones
One incredibly deep song. The lyrics have a strong meaning, and I can tell that J Cole wrote this track from the heart.
"And I ain't to proud to tell ya that I cry sometimes, I cry sometimes about it.. "
J Cole KILLED every single verse. And the hook immediately pulled me in. This is easily my favorite J Cole track. Every man should hear it, and they should pay attention to the lyrics, and think about em.
Incredible song. He pours his heart and soul into this song, a song with meaning and truth, not a song about pussy or weed, just real song with a real meaning. Had this song on repeat everywhere I went, and it'll always be a top track from him.
The type of song that'll make you think, you definitely don't hear music like this nowadays, by far one of his best songs!
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2I Get Up
I get up is pure rap and is deep. Cole proves he's the best modern rapper. I say he's the best ever no matter what anyone says because him Kendrick and are the only two modern rappers not past their prime who are lyrical
By far this is his best song, the true insight of todays youthful minds and African American ingenuity. I pray the sun gon shine my way actually all of our way.
One of the deepest songs I've ever listened to. Easily the best song on my ipod. "Cole World"
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3Return of Simba
An amazing beat with sick lyrics, this song is definitely one of Cole's best. The intro sampling Lion King is just a genius idea. 9/27
Though every Cole song is a classic, this should have been saved for the album. The best J Cole song yet and is just an example of how amazing he will be. Cole will soon be the G. O. A. T
Terrific Beat, definitely should've been on the album. Simba represents J. Cole trying to become king. Best Line: "Cole under pressure, what that make? Diamonds..
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4Born Sinner
This song is the best J Cole song in existence in my opinion. The beat is amazing and the chorus is my favourite chorus of any song ever
This song is amazing and it's music video is very deep
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5Lights Please
The song that impressed HOV enough to sign him. Without this song, J. Cole might not be on Roc nation. Just for that reason alone its his best.
He puts his view and most Hood girls view into different perspectives
This should be number one for it represents where he started
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6Let Nas Down
This song makes Cole appear as though he let his role model down through his album. If you like the vulnerability in this song, listen to the remix where Nas says that Cole made him proud.
Long the idols may they never be your rivals.
This song is G. Whoever wrote the first comment on the #2 song is g too.
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7Villematic
Best line: "These hoes the same all that change is the outfit. "
Amazing Kanye sample, my favorite beat he's ever used. Great Lyrics, as usual for Cole. All around awesome song.

8Power Trip
WHY IS THIS NOT HIGHER?! THIS IS LIKE MY FAVORITE SONG EVER
This song caught my by surprise and made me into a J Cole fan! It tells such a sad story. I've been through it, so this song means a lot to me.
Awesome some. Great beat. Definitely original ideas. Must have on the J Cole's top 5.
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9Before I'm Gone
Beat= extraordinary. Lyrics= sensational. 3rd verse could not have been done by a human its that good something special
Song Gives Me Chills, Man.
He's painting pictures of hope

10Blow Up
Too addictive. Too addictive. I wanna sing it, but it's such a cool song I don't want to because I might disrespect the song. Damn. Catchy.
Should've been his first radio single. I actually know ladies who vibe to this MUCH more than “Work Out.” The perfect anthem for every college hustler.
Sick beat, great lyrics. Love this song, it never gets old.
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The Contenders

11Who Dat
Come on MAN THIS DESERVES THE TOP SPOT...
"WILL SMITH TO the HOOD"... :D
THE SONG IS DOPE!
Its one of the best if not the best n just watched the video and oh men! Simple n nyc... My ring tone now
Lyrically amazing over a dope beat he comes too hard to not be a top 3 J Cole song of all time
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12Crooked Smile
Made me cry. Real ass lyrics. Something that actually makes sense in 2013. The lyrics relate to real life.
Love this song, my favourite J.Cole song.
Great J cole song. Every girl should listen to this song.
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13Dreams
This song belongs on the top 10 no doubt. Easily a classic! This was the first song I heard that got me addicted to J. Cole, his story telling is phenomenal. The voice of the people.
Amazing that someone could write a song and tell a story at the same time. Only J. Cole could do it while making it hard to forget.
Real relatable! He's so specific with his lyrics & it seems like whenever you feel a certain way, you can listen to some J. Cole which talks exactly how you feel.
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14Cheer Up
J Cole really expresses what he's going through in this great song of his. He really just pours his expressions emotionally. Going through his past as a child. This song reflects j cole at his best. Enough said.
Amazing! Not really a big fan of j cole but this song has so much meaning about it. Unlike most rappers (not talking about Emenim he is my favourite rapper) now days he isn't rapping about doing drugs, drinking or getting girls. Two other J cole songs I would recommend are crooked smile and daddy's little girl.
This is one of his best. Rap with meaning is so underrated. Crooked Smile is another good song.
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15Rise and Shine
Starts with that intro by Jay Z and Cole just comes in and Kills it! So glad it was actually on an album and not a mixtape.
Cole top 5 for sure
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16Can't Get Enough
* Amazing hook
* Superb music
* Awesome delivery
* Great lyrics

Cole goes hard on this song. It's a great song to listen to, especially in car. It's one of my favorite J Cole songs. It's not his best song, but it deserves to be in the Top Ten!
I bet the music is real good... J cole is good enough but with trey its really fantastic... Love the beats and the beach...
Aaweesomee one certainly deserves the top spot cole rocks and rocks this oone hard like anything
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17Breakdown
This is one of cole's deepest songs and the way he progresses through the story shows his true talent. He's also said it's one of his most personal songs but it's still relatable for anyone.
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18Pass Me By
The lyrics are so ill.

192Face
I think that this is one of Cole's top three
Songs. I think it's the best off of Friday night lights. Great beat, lyrics, and just sounds raw.
This song deserves a top 3 spot
1- I get up
2- return of simba2
3- 2face
4- dreams
5- rich ni@@@@

20Sideline Story
This song is what got me to love j cole and all his music
Great song. Their a reason the album had it's name, it was because of this song. Shoulda been higher
If you wanna get into the roots of his career, listen to this melody. His wants and his courage says it in this song.
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21She Knows
Best song ever! It's a must have one of j Coles best works this is my favourite song I got this song the first time I heard
Great song. A must listen
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22Losing My Balance

23Work Out
A Cole Classic. Yeah it is radio and may have Let Nas Down, but you can't resist the beat! It's fresh, youthful and has a great instrumental.
This song has a great beat great lirics and great sound easily the
Best song by J. Cole if this song is not 1 it should at least be top ten
His best song in my opinion
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24Rich N*****
This is one of the best songs off J Cole's New Album this shows how people are oppressed and still find their own path through their struggles because of dedication and hard work. Or about how people want to take the easy way to fame but don't know what it really takes to become successful "how much for your soul" You can even take into account saying "You got what I want I got what you need" that industry heads need a new artist and he knows it and that some people are willing to give up everything to become famous hence the next line "how much for your soul". There are multiple areas to touch on in this Cole song besides just the chorus. Listen to this Man.
One of the deepest rap songs I've ever heard. So much self-reflection as opposed to the self-glorification that normally comes out of the industry. A breath of the freshest air.
Such a deep, thoughtful song with a great beat!
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25The Badness
One of coles best songs for sure top 20 maybe not 10

26Too Deep for the Intro
What? This Is Like #2 Easily. Very Disappointed That Its 37th.
How is this # 34? Its honestly the most touching song he's ever written
This is my song it should edleast be top 10

27Villuminati
Cole be spitting verses like it's Armageddon
Come on this should be higher
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28Premeditated Murder
I had a old school whip and this is all I played in it. His flow is too smooth. This song truely shows the difference between him and Drake. And he destroys drake
Unbelievable how this isn't Top 10
The hook on this one on its own deserves for the tune to be higher
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29Higher Listen to sample

30Chaining Game

31Dolla and a Dream
The third one is the best one!

32Farewell
Why isn't it even in the top 10! This song is the greatest rap song ever! So sleep on...
One of his best songs I totally agree! Why isn't this higher up on the list?! Wow, J Cole has a way with words and he most definitely proves it in this joint. Get those votes higher...
Its such an amazing song I honestly think it should be on the top ten
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33Show Me Somethin'
EASILY should crack the top 10. Amazing hook, beat, lyrics, message. Everything about this songs is great, too bad it's not one of his most popular songs, if more people knew about it it could be a #1 hit.
Every J cole Song ever made is Great but this should be in the top 10

34LAnd of the Snakes
Sick beat real good song
Very catchy and awesome beat
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35Nothing Last Forever

36Kenny Lofton
This song touch my heart it should have place here

37Song for the Ville

38Can I Live
Some thing is definitely wrong with this list if this isn't in the top 10. Easily one of his deepest, tear jerking, true heart touching songs. Give it a listen, and you wont regret it. Trust me.
This song just is so emotional. When you listen to it, you can feel the great storytelling come to your ears. Amazing song and one of his best
Seriously in his top three best songs. Easily. Something is definitely wrong with this list. This song has some DEEP lyrics. This list is crud if this doesn't even show in the top ten...?
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39Runaway
So you telling me yall forgot this song! Of all songs! Forget that lost ones! Listen to the born sinner album and see if you can keep lost ones #1
He's right this song is one of the best
Cole best song lyrics touch me
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40Forbidden Fruit
Amazing beat
Good lyrics
Overall good song
Vote for it so it can be higher
Best J Cole song ever! This is my favorite song of all time.
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41Mr. Nice Watch
This is the first Cole song that I heard and made me fall in love with him. Definitely needs to be higher
Cole's voice and that guitar is perfect harmony!
Best of the bunch
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42It Won't Be Long

43Home for the Holidays
Just a great overall song

44Killers
Number 5. Deepest, Most sickest track. Just hits you straight away
This is one of the deepest lyrical songs by J. Cole. He goes deep into the heart telling the story. This accorfing to me should have been on an album and deserves to be at top 10.

45Nobody's Perfect
This song is good. It definitely deserves a top 10. The chorus is so calming... Always listen to it when I'm down...
This is a great song should be way higher
Chilling song Top Ten Worthy
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46Grew Up Fast
I love this song. The sample is great and he did work
I love you the bast

47Miss America
This is top 10! His views on America and the norm of things such as miss America are called out for their ignorance. Real song j cole lets you in his deep thoughts and fears
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48Grown Simba
J Cole go hard

49Never Told
A killing bit of self analysis.
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50In the Morning
This is a top 10, for real!
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51Can I Holla at Ya
Best J Cole song to be honest
To real.. top 10 cole
Great work by J

52Lil Ghetto N****

53Get Free
Awesome POVs, and dope collab with major lazer

54Is She Gon Pop
One of my favorites on Born Sinner
One of his toughest songs
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55I'm On It

56Visionz of Home
Visionz of home is just pure genius. The lyrics I swear builds you up to take on the world. In my opinion this song should easily fall in his top ten, not down grading any of his songs but this one is a truw classic.

57Purple Rain

58Playground

59The Cure

60Problems

61Love Me Not

62The Good Son

63Dead Presidents
Oh man.!
His puns are better than shakespere.
This song is great

64Cousins

65Dolla and a Dream II

66Be Freestyle
Awesome freestyle with a awesome beat. Surprised this wasn't on the list, definitely should be at least top 20

67Knock On Wood
He kncoks too hard on that wood. The type of remix you would think its and original song. He outplayed Common.
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68You Got It

69I'm a Fool

70New York Times Listen to sample

71Ladies

72Crunch Time
Cole talks about how some men would rather take the easy road and just hustle their entire life. They worry so much about the money they make rather than being successful they don't even worry about jail. They forget about their dreams and just focus on drugs. Deep.

73Rise Above

74Unabomber

75Last Call
Just Listen to the Song!

76Split You Up

77Back to the Topic
Seriously? I had to put this on the list this song has a great combination of lyrics, metaphors, and production. j cole kills it here. best song, no doubt, just listen to it.

78Tears for ODB
This should be in the top ten! This is poetry ! ♥♥♥

79Daddy's Little Girl
Great song.J. cole is just one of the best of all time and more people need to see that.
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80God's Gift Listen to sample

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This list was created 3 years, 299 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 7 times.

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