drake hit singles poll

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limiting it to us top 40 hits that were official singles because he has way too many singles to poll & i needed some way to narrow it down. can't be bothered to look through features for the dj khaled tracks where he's basically the lead artist or whatever else there is that might be worth counting.

anyway i feel like it's worth polling the most dominant star of the last decade? i figure there's only a few that will get many votes at all but i'm curious on which will be the favourites, if people have any tolerance for anything apart from the more obvious ones. his ability to consistently enough release the occasional gem amongst so much mediocrity is kinda weird when it comes down to it

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Passionfruit 4
Hotline Bling 4
Nice for What 4
Hold On We're Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan) 3
Take Care (feat. Rihanna) 2
Portland (feat. Quavo & Travis Scott) 1
Jumpman (with Future) 1
0 to 100 / The Catch Up 1
Best I Ever Had 1
Chicago Freestyle (feat. Giveon) 1
In My Feelings 0
What's Next 0
Free Smoke 0
Laugh Now Cry Later (feat. Lil Durk) 0
Signs 0
God's Plan 0
Toosie Slide 0
Diplomatic Immunity 0
Omertà 0
Money in the Grave (feat. Rick Ross) 0
Yes Indeed (with Lil Baby) 0
Mob Ties 0
I'm Upset 0
Nonstop 0
Don't Matter to Me (feat. Michael Jackson) 0
No Frauds (with Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne) 0
Sneakin' (feat. 21 Savage) 0
Make Me Proud (feat. Nicki Minaj) 0
Headlines 0
Fancy (feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz) 0
Miss Me (feat. Lil Wayne) 0
Find Your Love 0
Over 0
Forever (with Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem) 0
I'm Goin' In (feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy) 0
The Motto (feat. Lil Wayne) 0
Started from the Bottom 0
Fake Love 0
Too Good (feat. Rihanna) 0
Controlla 0
Pop Style (feat. The Throne) 0
One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla) 0
Back to Back 0
Energy 0
All Me (feat. Big Sean & 2 Chainz) 0
Successful (feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne) 0


ufo, Saturday, 4 September 2021 11:35 (two weeks ago) link

The crazy thing is that if I were to compile a CDr of Drake favorites, a LOT of these wouldn’t be included.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 4 September 2021 12:09 (two weeks ago) link

Went with “0 to 100/The Catch Up”

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 4 September 2021 12:10 (two weeks ago) link

passionfruit with zero hesitation

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Saturday, 4 September 2021 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

oh i missed marvins room somehow lmao

ufo, Saturday, 4 September 2021 12:42 (two weeks ago) link

i think it comes down to "too good", "passionfruit", or "in my feelings". they pull off the vibe most successfully & his ridiculous persona doesn't get too obnoxious on any of them

ufo, Saturday, 4 September 2021 13:00 (two weeks ago) link

like i guess he's at his best when the music is at its breeziest

ufo, Saturday, 4 September 2021 13:20 (two weeks ago) link

Nice for What is my favorite, Drake is usually good the rare times he doesn’t sing about… Drake.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 4 September 2021 14:00 (two weeks ago) link

take care

dyl, Saturday, 4 September 2021 14:25 (two weeks ago) link

Hold On We're Going Home I think

Murgatroid, Saturday, 4 September 2021 14:37 (two weeks ago) link

i've only heard like 10% of these!

my actual favorite Drake is his feature on "Aston Martin Music"

aegis philbin (crüt), Saturday, 4 September 2021 14:38 (two weeks ago) link

v hard to choose

one of these:

back to back
nice for what
gods plan
passionfruit
yes indeed
sneakin

johnny crunch, Saturday, 4 September 2021 16:55 (two weeks ago) link

remember when pitchfork posted a review of "yes indeed" implying that it was a horrible misstep that could bungle lil baby's shot at mainstream stardom

as if he was making music hoping to please culture snobs instead of like, normal people

dyl, Saturday, 4 September 2021 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

I think it’s good that pitchfork writes against the grain of “will this work”

xheugy eddy (D-40), Saturday, 4 September 2021 21:56 (two weeks ago) link

best I ever had

k3vin k., Saturday, 4 September 2021 22:11 (two weeks ago) link

my POX would be ... i'd have trouble getting ten but

Successful (feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne)
The Motto (feat. Lil Wayne)

(the stretch between those two is ... rough imo^^^ but ive never liked take care. if this was a list of 'iconic singles' instead of like, my personal favs, obv marvins room is up there or whatever. but fuck that. whats the fun in ranking drake songs if you feel some obligation to canonization? just doing a list of drake singles is enough)

Take Care (feat. Rihanna)
Started from the Bottom
Energy
Hotline Bling
Controlla
God's Plan
Nice for What
In My Feelings

xheugy eddy (D-40), Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:00 (one week ago) link

of course if you included 'im on one' which imo is the first truly great Drake single i'd bump something off. agree about 'aston martin music' also

xheugy eddy (D-40), Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

energy i go back n forth on too. that sing-song-y flow feels extremely tied to its time

xheugy eddy (D-40), Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:02 (one week ago) link

his singing on "aston martin music" was a station-changer for me at the time and i don't feel much better about it now

dyl, Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:25 (one week ago) link

"Hotline Bling" without a moment's hestitation.

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:29 (one week ago) link

yea my list was chronlogical but i voted for hotline bling. that feels like the "a five year old hears this on the radio a decade from now and loves it" type song vs., idk, "headlines" or something

xheugy eddy (D-40), Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:50 (one week ago) link

Hold on, We're Going Home.

One Dance was number one in the UK charts for 14 weeks!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 5 September 2021 01:08 (one week ago) link

oh i missed marvins room somehow lmao

― ufo, Saturday, September 4, 2021 5:42 AM (twelve hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

but that's his best song! it's the strongest example of drake turning so many of his unlikeable and pathetic character traits into a sad, interesting portrait. and the production is just perfect on it.

but since that's not one there, gonna vote for Nice For What

josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 5 September 2021 01:18 (one week ago) link

there could even be a second poll just with Drake features, and it could have just as many entries as this poll. Work, I'm On One, Fuckin Problems, Club Going up on a Tuesday... +80-minute drake records are a slog to get through and stuffed with filler, but in short doses he can be fun

josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 5 September 2021 01:21 (one week ago) link

Just voted "Chicago Freestyle", could've went with "Fake Love" or "Passionfruit"

Kangol In The Light (Craig D.), Sunday, 5 September 2021 01:25 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 11 September 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:01 (six days ago) link

Moodymann's gonna have to come in and arbitrate this

Hold on, hold on, fuck that

Fuuuuuuuck that shit

Hold on

I got to start this muhfuckin' poll again

Wait a minute

Fuck that shit

Still on this motherfuckin' poll

I'm gonna poll this motherfucker for y'all

Hey, y'all get some more drinks goin' on, I'll poll a whole lot better

Kangol In The Light (Craig D.), Sunday, 12 September 2021 01:00 (six days ago) link

"Passionfruit" for me.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 September 2021 01:46 (six days ago) link

lol

dyl, Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:17 (six days ago) link

“marvin’s room” is godawful, narcissist, slow-as-molasses bullshit, and directly responsible for much of the worst rap music of the past decade

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Sunday, 12 September 2021 12:58 (six days ago) link

But is it goid

you had me at "giallo" (Neanderthal), Monday, 13 September 2021 00:29 (five days ago) link

*good

you had me at "giallo" (Neanderthal), Monday, 13 September 2021 00:29 (five days ago) link

not a lot of drake enthusiasts here I see

josh az (2011nostalgia), Monday, 13 September 2021 04:30 (five days ago) link

Meant to vote for “Diplomatic Immunity.”

... (Eazy), Monday, 13 September 2021 22:42 (five days ago) link

Passionfruit is a 7/10 song at best

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 13:39 (four days ago) link


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