Top 10 Best Aaliyah Songs

As a true icon of R&B and pop music, Aaliyah left an indelible mark on the hearts of millions with her smooth vocals, sultry beats, and memorable melodies. Though her time with us was tragically cut short, she created an extraordinary musical legacy that continues to inspire and captivate listeners around the world.

From her groundbreaking debut album, "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number," to her critically acclaimed, self-titled final project, Aaliyah's discography is a testament to her evolution as a singer, performer, and trendsetter. This list spans her all-too-brief career, highlighting the tracks that captured hearts and topped charts, as well as those that showcased her unique style and depth.
The Top Ten
1 Try Again

There is a reason why ThoughtCo ranked this song as the best pop song of all time. RIP Aaliyah.

2 One In a Million

This is "the" Aaliyah song. It was the first time that Timbaland's futuristic, unorthodox beats hit the airwaves, and Aaliyah was the perfect vehicle to deliver them to the world. Her voice is perfectly meshed with the beat, the crickets create a dramatic crepuscular atmosphere, and that amazing bass line is still untouchable.

It's not her best vocal performance, nor is it probably her very best song ("Are You That Somebody?" is perhaps the height of her vocal delivery and Timbaland's ridiculous creativity), but it's her signature song and the tune that fits her style and persona best.

It's Aaliyah at her most. And best.

3 Are You that Somebody?

Absolutely great song… Except for those weird baby noises in the background.

4 Rock the Boat
5 More Than a Woman

I just love and adore this song. The beat is awesome. I wish she were still alive today!

6 We Need a Resolution

This should be around 3 because it really is good, and I love the beat.

7 Don't Know What to Tell Ya

This is my favorite Aaliyah song. This is her best song. RIP baby girl.

8 At Your Best (You are Love)

I can't believe this song wasn't even on this list! This is definitely worth being in the top ten. So calm, so relaxing. Just love it. RIP Babygirl.

9 4 Page Letter

It's amazing how enjoyable this song is despite its length. Aaliyah's craft was beyond great in this song.

10 I Care 4 U
The Contenders
11 Back & Forth

Still a classic now. Started her career off so well, and it's hard not to sing along.

12 If Your Girl Only Knew

I really like this song! I'm almost addicted to it!

13 Young Nation
14 Age Ain't Nothing but a Number

"Age ain't nothing but a number, throwing down ain't nothing but a thing. This something I have for you, it'll never change." Wow!

15 Miss You

Every time I listen to this, I'm kind of sad. It reminds me of the video of this song.

This is by far the best Aaliyah song. Are you kidding me?

16 Got to Give It Up
17 What If
18 The One I Gave My Heart To
19 Come Back In One Piece
20 Old School
21 Street Thing

This is one of the sweetest songs I've ever heard, and Aaliyah's voice is just awesome!

22 John Blaze
23 I Refuse
24 Hot Like Fire

The Timbaland remix of this song is absolutely amazing!

25 Never Givin' Up
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