25 Best Songs of 2009
12.31.2009

Rap-Up’s 25 Best Songs of 2009

After causing an outpouring of comments with our best albums and music video lists, we’re bound to keep the conversation going with our 25 best songs of 2009. These songs were commercially released between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. Some were No. 1 hits, others barely charted, and six featured Kanye West, yet they all hold a special place on our iPods.

25. Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”
24. Alicia Keys – “Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart”
23. Timbaland feat. Drake – “Say Something”
22. Kid Cudi feat. MGMT and Ratatat – “Pursuit of Happiness”
21. Eminem – “Beautiful”
20. Mr Hudson feat. Kanye West – “Supernova”
19. 50 Cent feat. Ne-Yo – “Baby By Me”
18. T.I. feat. Mary J. Blige – “Remember Me”
17. Whitney Houston – “Million Dollar Bill”
16. Rick Ross feat. T-Pain, Lil Wayne, & Kanye West – “Maybach Music 2”
15. Rihanna feat. Young Jeezy – “Hard”
14. Soulja Boy Tell’em – “Turn My Swag On”
13. Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem – “Forever”
12. Fabolous feat. Drake & The-Dream – “Throw It in the Bag (Remix)”
11. Clipse feat. Kanye West – “Kinda Like a Big Deal”
10. Mariah Carey – “Obsessed”
9. Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain – “Blame It”
8. Jay-Z feat. Kanye West & Rihanna – “Run This Town”
7. Beyoncé – “Halo”
6. Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
5. Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
4. Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
3. The-Dream – “Rockin’ That Thang”
2. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo – “Knock You Down”
1. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”