Greatest Tupac Shakur Songs


The Top Ten

1 Changes

People, we just don't have to listen to this song but also take action, as that is what he wanted was. Lets fulfill his wish...

I agree. Tupac is a legend, and his example should be followed by all of these newer rappers and society as a whole. We need to make changes. - AlexZoraj

Love ths song always. True words by Tupac, great lyrics

Really out of all the Tupac songs.. This one don't get me wrong it is a great song but his best ever? I'm going to have to say o do not agree.. What about soulja story if I die tonight brendas got a baby whhy pick the most comercial song?

Fantastic and meaningful song that truly touches you, fantastic lyrics and you can really feel what he's trying to tell us.
Probably the best song of all time in my opinion, tied with Dance with the Devil by Immortal Technique.
Rest in peace, Tupac, you were a legend!

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2 California Love

Sickest beat ever
His top 10 are
1. California Love
2. Changes
3. Hit em Up
4. Keep Ya Head Up
5. Hail Mary
6. 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted
7. Life Goes On
8. I Get Around
9. To Live & Die in L. A.
10. How Long Will They Mourn Me?

I'm a metal fan but this is one of the several rap songs I really like (mostly the music, esp. the beat). - Metal_Treasure

Changes and Cali Love are the best, this is a great dance song. Played a lot on the radio, his most successful single - roblist

Best rap song in history! Should be number1. This is the greatest achievement in Tupac's short, but legendary life!

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3 Life Goes On

The best Tupac song by far! Just listen to it deeply! I think this song was played at his funeral, and it suits a lot of funerals!

Everyone will always be down for Tupac and the music video has a deep message in it! The most mysterious Tupac song next to the Makavelli album!

How many brothers fell victim to them streets, well RIP know what I mean? There's a heaven for a g

I think this song hits everyone

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4 Dear Mama

Pac made is cool for people to show love to their moms. He's a true poet!

Well this song just proves the point that Tupac Shakur is not just a thug life killer. All haters should listen to this song!

This song made me cry when I listened to it the first time, number #1 needed - darthvadern

Truly amazing song. Not just another mindless gangster song. How can anyone not love this?

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5 Hit 'Em Up

Hit Em Up was the greatest thing to happen to Tupac and Rapping! They don't make rap songs like that anymore! Diss songs that is.

This song has deep messages in it, just listen to the lyrics, plus is one of the greatest rap songs ever made! does not beat Changes but it surely in second spot!

Most pissed off, venomous, powerful I've ever heard Pac.

Straight raw lyrics. Best diss song of the decade and of all time. #2 would have to go to The Game 300 bars and runnin. 50 cent even said himself, Tupac is the greatest rapper ever and the man's went Diamond twice! Rap music is what it is today because of hit em up.

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6 Keep Ya Head Up

Tupac talks about how much women do for us and we should appreciate and take care of our women, because without women there will be no life.

I love this song! Its awesome and teaches the empowerment of woman. It also shows how to treat your woman and that well basically to keep your head up

Come on! How is this not in the topen, it is the light side of Tupac, and some are calling it his best song ever! This along with Dear mama are Tupac's two heart felt songs!

This is why my partner 2 pac is the most loved & hated super star that ever lived. People have much negative feedback about him on the count of territories and colors. But look beyond the gang life and you will make sense of a true poet. Who's life can be felt and captivated in his music. I love the person behind the heart felt lyrics composed by this MAN 2PAC. I miss what could of been had he lived today.. love you BOY.

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7 Only God Can Judge Me

This song is amazing, it is one of Tupac's best! And he made one of the most famous quotes "Only GOD Can Judge Me"

"I hear the doctor standing over me, screamin I can make it /Got a body full of bullet holes layin here naked /Still I, can't breathe..." - preachinpreach

Only God Can Judge Me became a world wide quote used in everyday society, the song is also mad!

Best beat and lyric, it should be on the second rank, tupac is the best no one can't bet him. I sing this song almost everyday. The song was great, Pac I fill ya.

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8 Hail Mary

The best Tupac song ever made on the BEST album ever made! Hail Mary is a lyrical and spiritual journey for all Hip hop fans!

This song is amazing, I would say even more the whole Makaveli album is amazing. I personally think it is the best album he has made. If he would have lived longer he would change the world, he would show his true nature, which never saw fully, sadly.

Tupac is the best! There is and will never be such a rapper as he was! We're gonna be west side 'till we die!

The first Tupac song I heard, awesome lyrics, awesome beat, the whole song is the best.

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9 Ghetto Gospel

This is a beautiful song. I heard Elton Johns chorus and thought yeah ok this is quite good. Then I listen to Tupac bit and next to Pac, Elton just looks sad! RIP 2Pac Number one rapper ever!

Ghetto Gospel has got to be the most amazing song I have ever heard! The lyrics are great, the beat is good and it has a good chorus line! Loyal to the Game is the most underrated Tupac album!

Provides amazing vocal and instrumental work, Tupac gives you an insight in to Ghetto life!

This is definitely his best song. The message behind this song is insane. I think it's proof that Tupac really wanted to do a lot of good and use his voice to deliver a real message to end the violence in the streets. A lot of what is going on today with corrupt cops killing people for no reason, etc. This song really speaks the truth about that.

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10 Ambitionz Az a Ridah

Best 2pac song, if not best hip hop song ever written, end of story!

This song owns all. The greatest hip hop album of all time was All Eyez On Me and this track was the greatest song off of it!

This should be in the top 5, everyone knows the beat and it kills every song except the top 4, it pursues Tupac and I like songs made by Tupac, it had a lot of critical reception, people calling it an amazing song and the best of All Eyez On Me!

It's the greatest about the life ever
He say what he want us to know no song gonna be that deep
It, s one of it kind really only one

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The Contenders

11 Thugz Mansion

My favorite 2Pac song by far, definitely deserves to be in the top 5, and even more so #1 or #2. The lyrics are deeper and better than any other Pac song in my opinion. I personally like the Nas Acoustic version better than the other one, but hey that's just me.

Greatest hit from Tupac's Better dayz, well its really the only good track!

Both versions are pretty good! This is top 5 material, Better Dayz is so overlooked even though it gave us so many great hits from Shakur!

Prophetic in some sort of way, its as if Tupac is reaching out and trying to make contact with us!

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12 I Ain't Mad At Cha

I can't believe I'm adding this song... I ain't mad at you should be #1... I'm sure changes is great but this song is deep... and the video version has a different 3rd verse which is released after pac's death... great video and song man this deserves #1 spot - ravikanth

Overall best song. Awesome beat, great lyrics, and nice upbeat message.

"even though we separated you said that you'd wait don't give nobody no cuchi while I'll be locked up state"

Yeah man this song should be on #1

Great song with a great beat

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13 One Day at a Time

this one from tupac resurrection is an amazing song with eminem and outlaws.. and they way pacs lines are put in as if they did it together... its a great song - ravikanth

14 Do for Love

One of the best hooks of all time. You could listen to it without any lyrics and it would still be so smooth. It also helps that 2Pac is rapping over it.

This is such an amazing song with such genuine and true lyrics. For me it should be in the top list names.

I'm not saying this is his his best song but I'd at least put it at sonwere around 11 or 14

15 Can't C Me

I don't know why this song is barely being added. It has a killer beat, sick lyrics, unstoppable flow and is a great diss song aimed at Dr. Dre. All I can say is listen to it.

Amazing song, top 5

You should never put my rhymes with dre

This is my favorite. Why 46?!

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16 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted

Should be instead of ghetto gospel it should be number 9

I'm not saying it is his BEST hit, I am simply saying it should be somewhere close to the top ten e. g. 11, 12 etc - robertoantonioortuso

Tupac and Snoop Dogg you can't go wrong!

Ain't nuthin but a gangsta party

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17 All Eyez on Me

All eyez on me killuminattii

The beat is sick and the lyrics are amazing
R.I.P Tupac

Best rapper of all time just this and a wonderful person, r.i.p.

18 Letter to the President

There won't be another pac

19 Me Against the World

Me Against The World was an amazing insight into Tupac's conflict with different people in his life, I reckon hit Em up should;ve been on that album because it represents what the album is all about and it came out on the same year as the album! 1995!

The second verse of Tupac is just insane
and I think it might be his best.

Great song! The remix off 2Pac Rap Phenomenon is way better, it uses the beat from Still D.R.E. and plus UGK is in it!

No better way to show the world you don't give a you know what - preachinpreach

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20 Brenda's Got a Baby

The most realist, poetic, lyrical and saddest Tupac song ever produced! It will always be in his top ten songs of all time!

The most amazing song I have ever heard, 2Pacalypse Now is an unbelievable spiritual journey behind America and shows us all the problems it has!

The beginning is really good and unforgettable: I hear brendas got a baby but brenda barely got a brain, a damn shame the girl can hardly spell her name!

Love the lyrics as well as the background music. Really should be higher on the list, like 15 or something, at least.

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21 Unconditional Love

Really touches the heart, reminds us what real love is.

Reminds us of what being loved felt like.

Love this song! Pac at his best!

This song is and incredible tribute to every woman out there who is a real ride or die.

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22 My Block

My Block is one of the greatest 2pac songs that moves ones feelings, and it sheds light on the danger in ghettos...2pac's message in this song is sent deeply and amazingly.

My Block remix probably has the best instrumental of any tupac song and one of the best lyrics. This deserves at least top 10.

My Block (Remix) are we talking about? Now that is my soonnngg! That should be number 1.

23 Heartz of Men
24 Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...
25 So Many Tears

Hands down I call this the best rap song ever made. Listen close people, I don't think I realized it when I was bumpin this at the age of 15. But as a grown man today I realize how deep this poetry really was. "I had a mind full of daemons and they break free, they planted seeds and they hatched spark n the flame inside my brain... Could mean a number of things and can be interpreted in many ways but in reference to the song head basically saying the daemons or mental struggle that persists in his mind (he realizes he wants to change but even if he does, break free" the demons he struggles with planted seed n they still at times hatch sparking the flame n he's back in the dirty game so to speak. It's like any struggle people may have overcome, you are still affected by the struggle you endured for ever hence the "seeds". Remember this is a song that came out 4 months after the quad studios ambush where he was crap 5 times (plus 2 braise wounds) when he was supposed ...more

Best song tupac ever made he has the best beats is this songs and best lyrics

He was so talented. Words are so deep to the soul.

Listen and you'll now what I mean

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26 If I Die 2 Night

Me Against the World will forever be my favorite album. Remember summer of 94 chillin in my moms basement listening to this whole CD. I knew I was experiencing something anazing, just didn't know I would never feel that way about another album. 2pac4ever

Song is more lyrical than 95% of rap songs ever made. He wasn't a lyrical rapper, but wasn't afraid of making a lyrical song using alliteration. "Pockets is packed wit presidents pursue your riches".

INDEED. If I Die Tonight is lyrically a wonder

Don't for get him

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27 Starin' Through My Rear View

One of the best songs by 2pac... should be in top 10... but well more than 10 songs deserve that place - ravikanth

One of my top 5 pac songs, deep and meaning ful lyrics with an amazing beat,. Don't think many people have listened to this one or it would be in top 5 for sure.

One of the top 5 Tupac songs this is fantastic

Truly a materpiece! We seem to overlook his sogs, but this one should of been on the top ten.

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28 How Do U Want It

People forget to actually look at the overall quality of the song, both as a hip hop number and simply as a song. The message is not what makes a song great. This beat is amazing - Themusicman

How Do U Want It at #38?! Is this list a joke? It's easily his best song.

29 When Thugz Cry

Until The End Of Time is the greatest Tupac album of all time, a great range of underrated hits and this one is the best out of all of em'

I think it is the best Tupac's song ever. Amazing lyrics. "Come take my body God, don't let me suffer any longer"

My favorite Tupac song! The lyrics are amazing and they are realist stories in this dope track!

The lyrics are unbelievable and the song itself as a whole, is the best overall Tupac song and would be in the list of the best rap songs of all time!

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30 Troublesome '96

Very good and clever gangsta lyrics by the best rapper of all time, Tupac! This song should be in his top ten if you ask me. Rest in peace.

The most violent, bumpin, hardcore gangster song by Tupac. Shows a much darker side of the legend. Great music and lyrics, truly disappointed most people don't rate this in his top ten when it easily tops songs like Hit Em Up and Changes.

All in your mind every time

31 Runnin' (Dying to Live)

The best collaboration by two rappers. The lyrical message behind this song is insane!

This song is too good for words. When Eminem produced this I never thought it would be this good. It shows how dumb the beef was with 2pac and Biggie. I love it. It never gets old.

Great piece of music and it is from two of the worlds best rappers so you know what to expect!

This is the best Duet you can ever think of! Tupac and Biggie together is amazing and one deadly combination!

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32 Until the End of Time

Greatest song ever, should be in his top 10, this fully expresses who 2Pac really was

This song is not just tupac"s best song but one of the best songs ever!

A Top Ten For Sure!

Top ten 100%. Take these broken wings
I need your hands to come and heal me once again, until the end of time!

33 I Get Around

This was the first really big one and still the best. Don't know why it gets ignored. That summer with biggie and Tupac has never been topped.

The personification of 2Pac! Awesome song.

34 To Live and Die in L.A.

This song is definitely Top 30 for me, an excellent song, yet it's only just in the Top 90!

Top song easily in the top 20

Gotta be top 5
everything from word play, beat an chorus is on point

35 Runnin' from Tha Police

Outlawz ft Tupac and biggie.. Proved to be a good song... This is not a very famous song guys, so try hearing and then voting for it.

36 They Don't Give a **** About Us

Track is really bone chilling, unfortunately there isn't enough of that out there - nathancantsnipe

37 R U Still Down? (Remember Me)

Heavy and grimey tupuc is always down

Described the exact feeling at that time

38 Bury Me a G

Love the song! Tupac we still listen 2 you

39 Letter 2 My Unborn

This song is so amazing
I think it should be top 5
The lyrics are so deep


40 Shorty Wanna Be a Thug

When i was growing up this helped me get myself on a better path - preachinpreach

"I tell you it's a cold world, stay in school
You tell me it's a man's world, play the rules"
- great song, one of his bests should be in top 15

41 Lord Knows

This song is the best best song ever 2pac I will never forget you...

42 Ghost

Released after his death, making it even more chilling of a song.

43 Temptations

It is one of tupac best records

44 Can U Get Away

Unbelievable lyrics, catches my every time I hear the song.

When the girl you love is mistreated by someone else...this is the track

45 Me and My Girlfriend

Pac at his most lyrical. Deserves top at least in the top 15.

Has a strange �'vibe�' that i�'ve never heard in any other rap song...

46 Pain

It has a good beat, good lyrics, and a great delivery.

Best Ever! Hands Down!

Awesome song
I think, its his best

47 Outlaw

This should be top 10


48 When We Ride On Our Enemies

Awesome song - 6n

So damn underrated, in my opinion one of 2pac's best songs, the hook is amazing

This song is so underrated in my opinion its on hit em up's level

49 Smile

Best song should be in the top 5

50 All About U

This is the best 2 pac song because the lyrics are good the outlawz are good and it's a song you can really dance to.

This has to be the best Tupac song of all time, classic beat to it, awesome chorus. Really nostalgic song. The definition of what Tupac is

One of tupacs best songs and its all the way down here that just shows that tupac has too many good songs

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Top Remixes (16)

1. Changes
2. Only God Can Judge Me
3. Letter to the President
1. California Love
2. Changes
3. Hit 'Em Up
1. Life Goes On
2. Changes
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