Best Songs On Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, Maad City

The Top Ten

1 Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst Cover Art

This is one of the deepest, most personal tracks on Good Kid, M.A.A.d City. "Just life, in general, is the meaning behind it," Lamar explained to The Boombox. "It's a certain situation that I had to go through; I had to bump my head a few times to know what I had to do to get back right."

"It's probably one of the deepest songs on [the album] that I've written," he added. "It's real short though, probably only a minute or two. When people listen to the album a few more times, and go back and forth, they really understand the setting and the actual position that it has in the album and why it's in that track listing."

An absolute classic. Not enough people understand the incredible story he is telling.

No doubt the deepest song on the album

This is the most underrated Kendrick Lamar song ever! One of his most lyrically impressive songs ever.

2 M.A.A.D City M.A.A.D City Cover Art

Such a great song with such a haunting story of gangsta life in compton, you see the difference between drake and kendrick is drake grew up a lucky life (he came out to prove it was actually pretty hard on if you're reading this its too late) and it might have worked (i liked it) but the lifestyle cannot compare. That will always be the difference between drake and rappers like meek and kendrick who had scary times growing up in gang areas.

What is there to say, kendrick kills it! First verse is goat, and the second just totally goes over the top

Best rack on the album plus the radioactive mash up makes this song even more special

This will be in my playlist till the day I die

3 Money Trees Money Trees Cover Art

Such a good Kendrick and jay rock song. So easy to like and such a chill vibe to it. And also the story behind it makes it perfect

I struggled to vote on my favourite because there's little doubt the whole album is unbelievable (and that statement has been said over and over again because it is), so I just went on this one because it is. I think if you were to do monthly polls on the albums I listened to most it would definitely feature this one all the time if there was a top 5.

Definitely without a doubt best song on this album. It is also one of my favorite rap songs of ALL TIME. Incredible beat, Kendrick's verses were pure greatness, and JAY ROCK UNTOUCHABLE ON THIS JOINT! PROBABLY HIS BEST VERSE EVER WHICH DEFINITELY ADDS TO THE FACT WHY THIS IS THE BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM. This. Song. Is. Flawless

The best song on the album and Kendrick's best song, and that's saying a lot, because Kendrick has made a lot of songs that I put among my all time favorite songs.

4 Swimming Pools (Drank) Swimming Pools (Drank) Cover Art

Of course, this song made kendrick famous

Party song? It is against alcohol taking over our youths at parties! So mad at people not reading the lyrics to this. If you want party music then check out Infected Mushroom.

very cool

To be honest I never likes swimming pools. It's a good party song, but other than that I think this song should be 7th place behind bitch don't kill my vibe.

5 Backseat Freestyle Backseat Freestyle Cover Art

5 it should be 3 no grammar

Goddam I feel amazing

Call me crazy but this track just don't appeal to me

6 Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe Cover Art

Aside from being such a chill and nice song, it also illustrates Kendrick as an introvert in an amazing way and in an extremely accurate portrayal of being introverted

I love this song. It's just a total chill song

7 The Art of Peer Pressure The Art of Peer Pressure Cover Art

Honestly, not even the top 10?! Storytelling is on point.

Hands own my all-time favorite Kendrick song.

Love the intro: "One day it's gonna burn you out..."


8 Good Kid Good Kid Cover Art

Incredibly underrated. The perspectives that he raps from as the Good Kid in a crazy city is incredible. The way he relates being unaffiliated in the midst of an ongoing gang war, to being a young, black male suffering through police brutality is amazing.

So Underrated - Glauberson

9 Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter Cover Art

This is one of the very few tracks from Kendrick that I actively dislike. The thing that absolutely kills the song is the beat, which is very dark-sounding and feels a bit out of place in a song about Kendrick's sexual fantasies in his youth.

This song opens up this album beautifully.

This is underrated

Kinda sad but true how this great song is by far the weakest from this classic album good kid,m.A.A.d city... make me happy typing that title

10 Poetic Justice Poetic Justice Cover Art

Drake is trash drake will never merc Kendrick kid try again

Drake merced Kendrick on his own song

The Contenders

11 Compton Compton Cover Art

So cool. Old school dre on the song to.

12 Real Real Cover Art
13 The Recipe The Recipe Cover Art
14 Now or Never Now or Never Cover Art

Clean. No cuss. Love it.

15 Black Boy Fly Black Boy Fly Cover Art

...Why is this at the very bottom? Unacceptable.

Another masterpiece overlooked by the masses for something more vibeable..such a shame

16 County Building Blues
17 Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)

You are the best in the game.

Honestly this is better than the real version. Jay Z is good on it but K goes off

18 The Recipe (Black Hippy Remix)
19 Collect Calls Collect Calls Cover Art

The Most Underrated Song On The Album

Very underrated yet dope

I don't understand how underrated this is's almost illegal how badly people overlook this here masterpiece

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