10 Best Rap Dance Songs 2010
Building a list of the best rap dance songs 2010 will definitely take some work. With Eminem back in the saddle producing hit after hit, and the resurgence of Drake, how does one begin to come up with the a list? Even after narrowing down the "best of the best," someone still has to be the greatest. So, don't go runnin around like a schmuck before your next party trying to come up with a playlist. Take a look at the best rap dance songs for 2010 and save the dancing for later.
- Drake's "Best I Ever Had." Good for party endings and beginnings. "Best I Ever Had" is the ultimate rap/dance/hip-hop hybrid. Billboard named this as their Hot Rap Single of the Year. Most parties will play this at the end of a final dance off. Lyrics include some interesting lines: "You the fucking best, you the fucking best. You the best I ever had, best I ever had" are edgy and sex filled. Oh, and don't forget, "Cause she hold me down every time I hit her up/When I get right I promise that we gonna live it up/She make me beg for it till she give it up."
- Jay-Z & Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind." Both of these artists rock the rap/dance world with this hit. If there was a signature rap/dance song for 2010, "Empire State of Mind" would lead the way. Most college and high students remember where (or what party) they were after hearing this for the first time. Concerts, sporting events, parties, they are still rocking out to the lyrics: "Catch me at the X with OG and a Yankee game/Shit I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can," rounded off with, "these streets will make you feel brand new/Big lights will inspire you, let's hear it for New York."
- Young Jeezy's "Lose My Mind." Who has been to a party where the goal is not to lose you're mind? Albeit it might not be upon arrival, but when party goers hear this best rap dance song of 2010, they'll be taken back by the ultimate hit. "This shit crazy, way to bad" sums up the song in one simple lyric. Some of "ya'll" might not be able to relate to this as it is part of the southern hip hop genre. Good nonetheless.
- Eminem's "I Love the Way You Lie." More of a "middle of the party" type of hit, this is not a good starter or finisher. But the mix of emotions after a slew of drinks will have her grabbing him, looking for a dance partner. Of all the best rap/dance songs of 2010, "I Love the Way You Lie" brings it all together. It's definitely not a signature rap song nor is it 100 percent R&B. Eminem's recent recovery and Rihanna's continued man drama bring all the pieces of this hit together.
- Jay-Z's "On To the Next One." Yes, we have to bring him out again. Part of his "Blue Print 3" release, this song signifies the ultimate party atmosphere. Go ahead, drink the next one. Hit the next one. Take another one. It doesn't matter. Just do another one! Yep, just like the lyrics say: "I'm on to the next one, on to the next / I'm on to the next one, on to the next." Keep repeating this, and you will be. It's another kick ass rap dance song from 2010.