5 Best Hip Hop Songs May 2009
The 5 best hip hop songs of May 2009 are by artists that have been dominating the hip hop genre. Some of the best hip hop songs from May 2009 are collaborations between two successful artists, which fueled the song's popularity even further. All of these hip hop songs took over Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop chart during May 2009, and one song even stayed at #1 during the entire month. These five songs all have infatuating hooks mixed with killer beats that makes you want to dance or sing along too.
- "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain. During the entire month of May 2009, "Blame It" was the #1 song on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Not only did "Blame It" top the Hip Hop chart for all of May 2009, it also spent fourteen consecutive weeks there, making it the second longest running number one song on the chart. One of the best hip hop songs from May 2009, it also spawned over 20 remixes which dominated the club scene. "Blame It" became Foxx's first number one on the chart as a lead artist. This is the perfect summer song because the lyrics entail blaming what happens, good or bad, on alcohol. To date, the summer 2009 song has gotten over a million digital downloads.
- "Dead And Gone" by T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake. One of the best hip hop songs from May 2009, "Dead and Gone" made it onto the Billboard charts before it was even announced as a single. The hip hop song may be one of the best May 2009 songs, but it could not beat out "Blame It" and only managed to reach #2 on both Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The popularity of the song comes from having both T.I. and Justin Timerlake on the track, who were two of the biggest male artists during summer 2009. "Dead and Gone" was nominated for two Grammy's: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song. The hip hop song is currently two times Platinum.
- "Turn My Swag On" by Soulja Boy Tell'em. Even though this hip hop song was released in January 2009, it was still holding strong in popularity during May. This was the third single off Solja Boy's "iSouljaboytellem" album, and "Turn My Swag On" has sold over a million digital downloads to date. The fun summer club song has a great beat and good hook that makes people want to dance and sing along, too. Solja Boy performed his popular hip hop song during the BET Awards, which was took place in May 2009.
- "Turnin Me On" Keri Hilson Featuring Lil Wayne. This song is off singer/songwriter Keri Hilson's album "In a Perfect World..." and features hip hop artist Lil Wayne, who uses an auto-tune device in his verse. During the first week of May 2009, the song was #3 on the R&B/Hip Hop Billboard chart and stayed in the top ten throughout the end of May. The popular summer of 2009 song featuring Lil Wayne was one of the best because it has a sexy songstress mixed with a hard hip hop artist which produced the perfect combination for R&B and hip hop fans to both enjoy.
"Day 'N' Nite" by Kid Cudi. The song that launched Kid Cudi's career was also one of the best hip hop songs during May 2009. Off of Cudi's debut album, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," it was released as a single in 2008, but still was ranking high on the charts during May 2009. The song peaked on Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart during the week of May 23, 2009 and stayed in the top ten throughout the rest of the month. In May 2009, "Day'N' Nite" also won BET Hip Hop Award for Track of the Year.