Kanye West has released a number of great songs, including “Diamonds from Sierra Leone.”
Here are the top 10 songs by Kanye West:
“All Falls Down”
“All Falls Down,” which was released on the 2004 album The College Dropout, is one of the best songs by rapper Kanye West. This song has received commercial success, including earning a top 10 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list after its release. The song also earned a nomination at the 47th Grammy Awards, for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
“Diamonds from Sierra Leone”
As previously mentioned, “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” is one of the top 10 songs by Kanye West. This song, which received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song at the 48th Grammy Awards, was a commercial success after its release. In fact, the song was on a number of Billboard lists, including the U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 list. This Kanye West song was released in 2005 as one of the songs on the album Late Registration.
Another top 10 Kanye West song is “Flashing Lights,” which was released in 2007 as one of the songs on the album Graduation. It received positive reviews from music critics, including from Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy. Fletcher stated that the song “easily demonstrates why West is the hottest property in US music at the moment. Mixing chilled-out electronics, jittering synths and laid-back, old-skool hip-hop, he creates a sumptuous track that grows more intriguing with every listen.” After its release, the song made its way to the US Hot Rap Songs, peaking as the second most popular song.
One of the most popular singles in the first decade of the 21st century was the Kanye West song “Gold Digger.” It became an overnight hit when it was released in 2005, and spent some time on many popular music charts. The song was such a success that it peaked as the most popular song on a number of music lists, including the US Billboard Hot 100 list and the US Pop 100 list.
The Kanye West song “Good Life” also received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song. Although it was not as successful as “Gold Digger,” the song peaked as the most popular song on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. It was released in 2007 as one of the songs on the album Graduation.
“Heartless” is another popular song by Kanye West. This single, which was released in 2008 from the album 808s & Heartbreak, is notable for being one of the best-selling singles in the history of music. In fact, a digital copy of the song was purchased more than five million times in the year 2009. It had great success on a number of music charts, most notably the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list and the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks list with a peak position of two and one, respectively. At the end of the year in 2009, the song was one of the top 10 most popular songs according to the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list.
Another popular song from the Kanye West album The College Dropout is “Jesus Walks.” The song received critical acclaim. In the words of Josh Love from Stylus Magazine, “Kanye makes his spiritual toil sound like triumph thanks to martial drums and a little gospel choir fervor, sounding a clarion call of salvation to all would-be doubters and haters.” The Rolling Stone magazine also thought highly of the song. In fact, it was ranked as the 273rd song on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Without a doubt, Kanye West definitely struck gold when writing this song.
“Love Lockdown,” which was released in 2008 as one of the songs on the album 808s & Heartbreak, has also received commercial and critical success. The song fared well after its release on numerous music charts, including the US Billboard Hot 100 list with a peak position of three. One music critic, Josh Tyrangiel of Time, even listed it as the best song of the year it was released.
One of the most successful songs by Kanye West is his hit “Stronger,” which received the Best Rap Solo Performance at the 50th Grammy Awards. The song, which was also released on the album Graduation, received positive reviews and was the number one song on the US Billboard Hot 100 list after its release.
“Through the Wire”
The last song on this list of the top 10 songs by Kanye West is the single “Through the Wire.” Like some of the other songs on this list, this song was also released on the album The College Dropout. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, but lost to Jay-Z’s song “99 Problems.” It did, however, helped Kanye West’s singing career as the song received positive reviews from music critics.
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