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.

The Top Ten

1 Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig, with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season.

I love this song it inspired me very much

Uncountable quality puns and clever references. One of my favorites

Amazing song. Needs for recognition. Pumps you up

What could this song possibly inspire you to do? it's a banger for sure but inspire? Somebody is a delusional Brendan

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2 3005 3005

This entire song has so much heart, and is both lyrically and stylistically miles ahead of Freaks and Geeks

Very catchy, easily one of his top 3 songs.

Great song, bass is amazing with some good headphones.

Such an amazing song! Definitely number 1

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3 Bonfire Bonfire

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.

First one I heard and still the best in my opinion. High energy, great punch lines, gym mix perfection. Good music. #1

Just found this song somehow but great song

Simply his best song. Raw lyrics and impeccable storytelling, especially when coupled with the seemingly unrelated video.

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4 Sweatpants Sweatpants

Some of his best lines are in this jam! One of my all-time favorites!

My favorite. Too addicting after listening to it a couple times.

Great song, Great Lyrics, definitely in the Top Ten

Rhymes are so clever

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5 Heartbeat Heartbeat

Even people who don't listen to Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) know this song... - danyelle444

The first song I ever heard by Gambino and the only thing I will ever thank Vevo for! every time this comes up a party and people are like "what is this crap? " I just guard the stereo until this song finishes, singing along the whole time!

This song is amazing in how intense and sincere it feels. Not to mention the ending which is hilarious

Personally think this is his best

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6 That Power That Power

This song is a good example of why Childish Gambino is my favorite rapper, period. He can add musically amazing beats behind his rap, he can sing, and in this song, he can even just sort of tell a story and the song is great.

Just a beast song, best outro ever. Ties up the album perfectly! Good lyrically but that beat is next level!

The first part of the song is great all by itself, but the outro/story at the end ties the whole Camp album together.

7 Break (AOTL)

Look up the remix with kendrick and hopsin! So dope!

8 Sober Sober

Gambino dazzles me every time with this song. Watch the video... He kills the dancing! He also nails it singing-wise and I really think this shows how good of a singer he is.

A slow, smooth song that still fits gambino's style

Been a Gambino fan forever, but this song is #1

Song is perfect, definitely his #1

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9 Sunrise Sunrise

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.

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10 The Worst Guys The Worst Guys

This song has a mad beat and childish also spits a few bars at quick pace, it also has some hilarious punch lines. It includes my other favourite rapper, chance the rapper.

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The Contenders

11 Telegraph Ave Telegraph Ave

One of his best songs that people don't know. great song to cruise to at night

Best song to drive to. Great song overall

Definitely one of his 3 best songs.

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12 Outside Outside

Seriously guys, the meaning of this song, the one-liners, the wit, just Oh my god, the whole thing is perfect. Donald

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. "

13 Oakland Oakland

This song was already posted as it's real title "Telegraph ave." dumbass

14 Retro Retro

The beat of this one is killer; reminds me of some 8-bit arcade games mixed with beautiful piano music. At the same time, this is one of the easiest to listen to as it's quite smooth and relaxing, with great lyrics.

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15 Lights Turned On

Awesome beat, raichu reference.

Great song, nice beat, awesome lyrics

16 Unnecessary

(featuring Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul)

My favorite, freaks and geeks after

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17 Bitch, Look at Me Now V 2 Comments
18 Crawl Crawl

This is the hardest Childish Gambino song, has the greatest lyrics, and is an AWESOME pump up song

This song is a bit strange but 100% in a good way and worth listening too

19 Shoulda Known

Have never skipped this song. Have never listened to it just once

Best. Hands down you shoulda known

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20 Redbone Redbone

Very experimental track with nice Funk elements and bouncy production. It's definitely an earworm on first listen. Awaken My Love is a fantastic record and this, California, Boogieman, Riot, Terrified and The Night I Met Your Mama are the highlights for me.

This song so smooth my neighbour

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