Top Ten Greatest Kanye West Songs

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1Stronger

Wow!... One of THE most amazing songs I've ever heard... Everythings nearly perfect... The vocals, the music...

Awesome song.. Makes you groove with the music. ;) It deserves to be in the number 1 position.. Rocks

Simply amazing! Wow!... One of THE most amazing songs I've ever heard... Everythings nearly perfect... The vocals, the music..

Possibly favorite song

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2Jesus Walks

This is kanyes most meaningful, exciting, and beautiful music. He uses perfect drums, perfect pace, and perfect melody. If you want to hear MUSIC and not graduation pop crap, buy college dropout and late registration...

This is the best Kanye West song because he, as ever, is actually covering big topics and makes an amazing song out of it. This an awesome song and deserves to be number 1, however I love Gold digger

stronger should be number one but listen to gold digger and good life and you'll know tht this should b higher then those 2. Kanye was one of my fav rappers before he went techno. His best songs r from College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation was good but Stronger was the only song tht really impressed me - jaxballer9

Definitely Kanye's greatest and riskiest song. Excellent. - Mcgillacuddy

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3Gold Digger

Deserves to be number one, this song taught me the importance of getting a prenuptial before my marriage laugh out loud

when I first heard this song in 07, it was unstoppable. I couldn't stop listening to it!

Amazing. That's all that needs to be said. Everything is perfect in this song. It was an amazing hit in 2007. I can listen to this all day.

Love love love

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4Runaway

This song is my second favorite song from Kanye West, and is actually one of my top ten favorite songs ever up till now. The reason this is isn't until the first part of the song is over, and at 6:00 minutes when the heavy distortion (I'm not really sure of the official word, but it makes sense I believe) of the voice starts up. Lyrics have never been a big part of the music for me, it's always been the sound, really, how everything fits in with everything else, and Kanye is probably the best modern artist because of this. The emotion exhibited in this song is phenomenal, and probably one of the few songs I've listened to that actually made me tear up.
This song should definitely be up in the top five. I won't say it should be number one, because this is a list made from people's opinions, not a list of stated facts, but if it was my own personal list of these ten songs, this would be number one. Though, if Say You Will was in the list, it would most definitely gain number 1. That ...more

Agreed, this song is incredible! So emotional! The best Kanye song off of the best Kanye album. It is also one of the most personal songs Kanye has done, which is saying something considering how cool Kanye is about letting people into his personal life.

One of the most beautiful, honest, hypnotic, and heartbreaking songs he has ever made, and certainly the most epic. It's the sound of a man coming to terms with his own isolating egotism, excess, and sins; yet understanding that he will never escape from his flaws, and just pleading that he doesn't take anyone he cares about down with him. Simply powerful.

Shows how talented Kayne West is - beautiful!

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5Power

I admit that songs above poer are great but it should be at no 3 below heartless and jesus walks, homecoming is also god overall it is a powerful song which boosts yo. Body

This is the jam! Damn it's a really underrated song... Kanye killed it... Kanye West will kill Lil Wayne any day so the next time you mention Nas, Big or Jay don't forget about Ye

Yea this song hit the top dog Kanye killed the mike I like this song Lil Wayne isn't anywhere close to Kanye he is my top dog man

Great song definitely deserves a high spot on this list

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6All of the Lights

Love the song should be on number 1 with stronger good song love it
Whenever I hear this song remind me of dark moon light

Easily one of the greatest songs of all time, and my favorite rap song of all time. The background music, lyrics, video, and vocal performances are just amazing. Not only that, but it features vocals from not only Kanye, but also Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Elton John, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Elly Jackson, The-Dream, Charlie Wilson, Tony Williams, and Drake. Just an overall beautiful song from one of my favorite rappers of all time.

no words can express how good this song is! Yeah its that good!

I'm not a die hard Kanye West fan but this is probably one of my top 10 favorite songs of all time. The power and uplifting feel that this song gives that just hypes you the hell up. I love this song so it's gotta have my vote.

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7Heartless

Super cool! Gives you a feeling as if are walking through a lonely street! You can picture the whole scene! Really good

Nothing could be better. Great use of everything he has. People just hate it because he uses his talents so effectively. Love the use of auto tune. Keep up man.

IF T-Pain uses autotune wisely than kanye's use is just perfect...
Heartless is one of the best song I've ever heard...
Keep rocking' kanye...

Beautiful, easy-to-learn lyrics, addicting melody, and an excellent animated music video. - Mcgillacuddy

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8Can't Tell Me Nothing

This song was in The Hangover. It is an amazing night album and the music video is unbelievable like all Kanye West music videos!

This song, is so great! I listen to it all the time, it makes me think of a memory! I love it, my favorite Kanye WEst song! Graduation the album is one of the greatest albums ever made!

This is my theme song right here! It puts me in my zone before I do anything. No matter how small the task I listen to this song first!

The background music of this song was awesome!

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9Homecoming

Alright y'all, come on. How can you say this isn't the best song. I mean not on a how good it sounds do you, stand point, because after all that is just opinion, but more of on a lyrical content and deeper meaning perspective. Here is why, the song is an allegory its two stories in 1 rap song. On the surface level its a story about Kanye and a girl named Wendy falling in love and what they go through together. But Wendy is a symbol for chicago and how Chicago changes and shapes Kanye. I mean lines throughout the song like "My name is Wendy, and I like to blow trees", can be interpreted as either, Chicago the windy city, blowing on trees with its wind, or Wendy smoking weed (which I know sounds weird, but you got to understand that in this case blowin trees is less I smoke weed and more I have some swagger about me). I mean its lines like that show you how much of a lyrical genius he is. Not just some stuff that's appealing to the ear like Stronger, or Gold Digger, but ...more

My favorite kanye song. The chicago metaphor in the first verse wins it for me. I like stronger but number one is a little ridiculous and heartless should not really be considered top 10 in my opinion despite being popular. Heartless doesn't have much to offer. Decent lyrics, a simple beat, and its completely autotuned. I feel like someone with as many songs and talent as kanye should not include songs like heartless in their top 10

this song is so good! it has a great beat and Chris Martin is good as well!

Kanye West is beast on this track, love the beat. Chris Martin killed it.

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10All Falls Down

NEVER SEEN ANY THING LIKE DAT VIDEO... d concept, d idea of it nd all dat stuff, really make him a legend

A great social commentary on the effects of materialism. It Does a great job at putting us in the shoes of the girl in the song. Although, Kanye does derail to talk about how great he is for awhile.

The music video to this is AWESOME! Can't get enough.

The chorus makes the song, but Kanye makes it a hit.

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I luvvv this song dude, ye and ty dollar sign totally kill it. props to ye for not releasing a video, super artisitic and respectful

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11Through the Wire

I personally think this should be at least number 5 on the top ten list. I don't understand how Stronger and Heartless are ahead of Through the Wire. This is one of his most meaningful songs if not the most because it was recorded only a few days after almost being killed in a car crash. This is one of Kanye's best songs and it's on my personal top ten. Kanye is one of the most underrated rappers ever for people just judging him on his 3 latest albums and not on his first three. I highly recommend the College Dropout and Late Registration.

Most of the top ten aren't very good. This is definitely a top 5 song at least. Like the other guy said, just days after a serious car crash that almost took his life he made this song. Very heroic and inspiring.

Honestly, I'm frequently annoyed at comments saying that a certain song shouldn't ever be covered - but I do think if there was a song that shouldn't be covered, this is the one. Seriously, the fact that he rapped (well) with a wire through his jaw certainly makes 'Through The Wire' very compelling.

Should be at least 8th here

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12N***** in Paris

Amazing song give it a listen, you wont regret Kanye really nails this song. Can listen to it over & over again.

Amazing off Watch the Throne. Great beat and great lyrics. Classic Kanye.

I'll admit this song isn't for everybody, but come on it should AT LEAST be in the top ten

I think it is number 1 - nangbiz

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13Black Skinhead

Kanye west killed this track. I love how he is standing up for his own skin colour and isn't just making a song about attraction girls or something like that.

I love this song, the lyrics give a meaning that no one might understand, and I love that. Standing up for your own skin colour is very courageous.

This is Kanye at his best transcending hip hop and pushing the envelope.

If you need cheering up or want to listen to a great song this is the best, my favourite kanye song

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14Touch the Sky

An ode to success that will leave anyone feeling great! The beat is on point, the lyrics are proper, then add a fire guest appearance from Lupe, I couldn't imagine anyone disliking this song.

I'm more of a Lupe fan than a Kanye fan, so of course I think this song should be in the top ten!

Straight up dope along with the rest of this album. Phenomenal song that actually says something.

Kanye and kid cudi

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15Diamonds from Sierra Leone

One of the best beats ever and a lyrical masterpiece, the sample is great as well, Late Registration is a classic regardless

An epic production of an epic track setting a perfect tone and resulting in the best mindset

Why on earth isn't this in the top 5? Top 10 at least! Amazing song.

This is kanye's best song yet

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16Lost In the World

Even woods performed by bon iver was incredible but kanye improves the autotune effect to an unknown atmosphere

I was blown away when I first heard this song. Never has autotune and sampling been used so brilliantly. - InsertNameHere

INCREDIBLE autotune. Kanyes bit is great too and I can't help but nod my head to this. I haven't listened to a lot of My Twisted Dark Fantasy but this is by FAR the best tune on it. Blame Game is good too, but this ROCKS.

Hard to choose one song because almost every song is amazing but this has to be my choice.

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17Good Life

I completed agree with the guy before me, "Power" is a piece. I don't think anything from 808's deserves to be in this list, but that's just my opinion. I think "All Falls Down" is definitely in the top 5, probably top 3. Good life should be higher too. I love Kanye, he's my favorite rapper. I just don't agree with a lot of this list. Also, this list is REALLY mainstream. Stuff like "All of the Lights" is a horrible song, but it's also really mainstream.

Looking back on how negative this comment is, I feel like I should say that I love Kanye, again. I think I'd probably put "Good Life" or "Can't tell me Nothing" at number one.

The comments on this song is a perfect example of the retards who joined kanye on his later pieces. His old work was the absolute best. "retarded list" don't hate on the songs that started his legacy, there's a reason why he's on your ipod.

It's the best hands Down the title speak for itself.

Download this. You will not regret.

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18Hey Mama

How the hell is this not number 1? Overall this is easily the best song he's ever made. The heart he puts into this song is amazing. Just go listen to this song and compare it with heartless? Are you joking 808s was easily his worst album. How this song is not number one amazes me. Obviously people haven't even listened to his album and have just heard him through the radio. What a joke of a list this is.

Most heartfelt song I have ever heard. Best song from Kanye hands down

Not only is this Kanye's greatest and most heartfelt song dedicated to his now deceased mother, Donda West, but it also represents a lot more than just a song. This is the song that Kanye still to this day has tears while performing. This song represents who Kanye truly is as an artist and a human being at his core and for that reason, this song deserves the #1 spot.

Song hits me in the feels

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19Amazing

This song hooked me when I heard it for the first time. The next one week was followed by repeat of this song.

The title of the song fits its description perfectly. A very nice song excellent lyrics.. It should be definitely in the top ten

THIS IS AMAZING! Literally. Very surprised that it is not in top ten. Kanye demonstrates his wide range and that he is not just one- demensional

Why this song is out of the top 10 list?

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20Heard 'Em Say

If you're a human being, you gotta listen to this song. This song is about as real as music gets. - javananthonydavis

My favorite. The most beautiful song that shows we people loved Kanye in the first place. Also I would like to point out the top 5 voted songs are all from different albums and I think that's pretty cool.

Great beat, rhythm, rap verses, and chorus.. the singer from Maroon 5 sings awesome vocals too. - Atliens

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