VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs

    Last week, the top five of VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs was released by Miss Info, now Stereogum’s got the full list. Despite my hopes, Midnight Marauders and Paul’s Boutique aren’t included in full.

    Most of the list makes sense (basically one song per major hip-hop artist of the last 30 years), but there are a bunch of headscratchers. N.E.R.D. on a greatest ever list? “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” not even cracking the Top 50? “The Humpty Dance” at 29 and “U Can’t Touch This” at 26? That and Tupac doesn’t even hit the Top Ten.

    But putting “In Da Club” (number 18) on the list is pretty unforgivable—when was the last time you heard that song and didn’t want to punch the person who played it in the face? 2004? Granted, it’s 50’s biggest song, but there’s no way it tops anything by Afrika Bambaataa, De La Soul, or Nas (which it does here). Overall, there’s way too many new songs.

    The show premieres tonight and all this week at 10 p.m. EST, and here’s the full list:

    100 Biz Markie: Just A Friend
    99 Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft/ Ying Yang Twins: Get Low
    98 Warren G ft. Nate Dogg: Regulate
    97 Eve: Who’s that Girl
    96 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Parents Just Don’t Understand
    95 L’Trimm: Cars With The Boom
    94 Master P ft. Sikk, Fiend, Mia-x and Mystical: Make ‘Em Say Ugh
    93 N.E.R.D. ft. Lee Harvey and Vida: Lapdance
    92 Yo-Yo: Can’t Play with my Yo-Yo
    91 Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone: Ridin’
    90 Pete Rock & CL Smooth: They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)
    89 Cam’ron: Oh Boy
    88 Jungle Brothers: What U Waitin’ 4
    87 Wyclef Jean ft. Refugee All Stars: We Tryin’ to Stay Alive
    86 Heavy D. and the Boyz: Now That We Found Love
    85 Black Star: Definition
    84 UTFO: Roxanne Roxanne
    83 2 Live Crew: Me So Horny
    82 Chubb Rock: Treat ‘Em Right
    81 PM Dawn: Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
    80 Three 6 Mafia ft. Paula Campbell- Hard Out Here For A Pimp
    79 DMX: Ruff Ryders’ Anthem (Stop Drop)
    78 Arrested Development: Tennessee
    77 Cold Crush Brothers: Cold Crush Bros. at the Dixie
    76 Big Punisher ft. Joe- Still Not A Player
    75 Lil’ Kim ft. Lil’ Cease- Crush on You
    74 EPMD: You Gots To Chill
    73 Black Sheep: The Choice Is Yours
    72 J.J. Fad: Supersonic
    71 Whodini: Freaks Come Out at Night
    70 3(rd) Bass: Pop Goes the Weasel
    69 Common: I Used to Love H.E.R.
    68 T.I.: What You Know
    67 Mase: Feel So Good
    66 House Of Pain: Jump Around
    65 Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three: Love Rap
    64 The Roots: What they Do
    63 Kid ‘n Play: Rollin’ With Kid N Play
    62 Digable Planets: Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
    61 Slick Rick: Children’s Story
    60 L.L. Cool J: I Need Love
    59 Ol’ Dirty Bastard: Shimmy Shimmy Ya
    58 Ludacris ft. Shawna- What’s Your Fantasy
    57 Big Daddy Kane: I Get the Job Done
    56 Busta Rhymes: Woo-Ha! Got You All In Check
    55 Terror Squad ft/ Fat Joe and Remy: Lean Back
    54 MC Lyte: Cha Cha Cha
    53 Lox ft. DMX and Lil’ Kim: Money, Power, Respect
    52 Foxy Brown ft. Jay-Z: I’ll Be
    51 Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew: The Show
    50 Lil’ Wayne: Tha Block Is Hot
    49 Boogie Down Productions: My Philosophy
    48 Nas: One Love
    47 Young MC: Bust A Move
    46 De La Soul: Me, Myself, And I
    45 Geto Boys: Mind Playing Tricks On Me
    44 Method Man ft/ Mary J. Blige: I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need to Get By
    43 Game, The ft. 50 Cent: Hate It or Love It
    42 Roxanne Shante: Roxanne’s Revenge
    41 Funky 4 + 1: That’s the Joint
    40 Run-DMC: It’s Like That
    39 Tone-Loc: Wild Thing
    38 Coolio: Gangsta’s Paradise
    37 Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock: It Takes Two
    36 Nelly: Hot In Herre
    35 Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love: Ladies First
    34 Cypress Hill: Insane In The Brain
    33 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Tha Crossroads
    32 Puff Daddy & The Family ft/ Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim and The Lox: It’s All About The Benjamins
    31 Kool Moe Dee: How Ya Like Me Now
    30 Tribe Called Quest: Check the Rhime
    29 Digital Underground: The Humpty Dance
    28 Ice Cube: It Was A Good Day
    27 Beastie Boys: Hold it Now, Hit it
    26 MC Hammer: U Can’t Touch This
    25 Fugees: Killing Me Softly
    24 Eric B and Rakim: Paid in Full
    23 Outkast: B.O.B.
    22 Naughty By Nature: OPP
    21 Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force- Planet Rock
    20 Kanye West ft/ Jamie Foxx: Gold Digger
    19 Ice T: Colors
    18 50 Cent: In Da Club
    17 Sir Mix-A-Lot: Baby Got Back
    16 Missy Elliott: Get Ur Freak On
    15 Eminem: Stan
    14 Tupac: I Get Around
    13 Wu-Tang Clan: C.R.E.A.M.
    12 L.L. Cool J: I Can’t Live Without My Radio
    11 Jay-Z: Hard Knock Life
    10 Kurtis Blow: The Breaks
    09 Salt-N-Pepa: Push It
    08 Snoop Doggy Dogg: Gin and Juice
    07 Notorious B.I.G.: Juicy
    06 N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton
    05 Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five: The Message
    04 Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith: Walk This Way
    03 Dr. Dre: Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang
    02 Sugarhill Gang: Rapper’s Delight
    01 Public Enemy: Fight The Power

    [Stereogum]