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 3005

Great song, bass is amazing with some good headphones.

Very catchy, easily one of his top 3 songs.

Such an amazing song! Definitely number 1

2 Freaks and Geeks

This song gives you a boost of energy the size of a car. His lyrics are so amazing and this song introduced the most clever lyricist of the past decade.

Amazing song. Needs for recognition. Pumps you up

Uncountable quality puns and clever references. One of my favorites

3 Sweatpants

"Best lyrics of any rap song I've ever heard," was someone's comment. A line from the song: "Ain't nobody sicker than my fisker vroom vroom ho."

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.

4 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.

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

This hits really hard. It's spooky and gives nice spooky vibes which suit this song so well. Childish Gambino is awesome and this song rocks. 6/5

5 Redbone

This is one of my favorite songs of all time, the vibe it gives is one of those special feelings you can't describe. His voice is amazing, especially when you realise no voice pitching is used. It's a perfect mix between rock, rnb and soul. This is what proves to me just how multi-talented Gambino is. You can listen to This is America for the lyrics, sweatpants for the hard beat and flow, sober for the simplistic summery piano ballad and to this for literally a soultrip

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.

6 Sober

The Kauai EP is easily the best Gambino has done so far. Sure, it's not the extremely witty, lyrical rap we love, but it's a beautiful set of songs that transport a listener to Kauai in seconds. Best song on the best work of Gambino, 9/10 on the song, 8.2 on the EP. Wait, this isn't metacritic...

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.

Everything about this song makes it his best.

7 Heartbeat

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!

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

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

8 Me and Your Mama

Just as good as redbone if not better. Childish Gambino really shows how vocally talented he is in this song

This rocks unlike most of his other songs. His screaming chorus is just chilling.

9 This Is America

Extremely good rap and it has a great hidden message if you look closely

10 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.

All she needed was some...

More Chance and Gambino collabs, or an entire album.

The Contenders
11 Break (AOTL)

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

12 Telegraph Ave

Great song, the lyrics can speak to the common man worrying about his relationship. It also isn't your common n-word this and that rap, it's really well put together.

This song is just a whole other feeling. My favorite of all time.

By fair the best song on Because The Internet.

13 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.

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

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

14 Outside

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. "

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

15 U Don't Have to Call

Very different song, but that can be said about every song on this mixtape. Really shows off Gambino's vocals.

16 All Yall
17 Oakland

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

18 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.

19 Lights Turned On

Gambino's most under-appreciated song, if you ask me. Fantastic lyrics, incredible production. He absolutely killed it. I wish I could listen to it for the first time again.

Awesome beat, raichu reference.

20 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

21 Black Faces
22 Assassins

Off sick boi, this song has a great beat, and gambino delivers a great verse. His fellow Derrick comedy member nick Packard has the best verse on the entire album

23 You See Me

Best song by far. The word play is on another level.

24 Eat Your Vegetables

He has this amazing interlude where he make a joke about chris from family guy, and you think he is just rambling, but then he ties it back in to the beat and goes HAM. song is genius with a sick dk beat

Has one of the best beats and the best Lyrics Gambino has ever made

25 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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