The Top 50 Greatest Songs of My College Years

After days and hours spent narrowing 5,000 songs down to 50, I present to you the 50 greatest songs from my college years. If you graduated from college in 2010 (like myself), I hope this list speaks to you. If not, I think this list pretty much sums up the end of 2006 to May 2010 perfectly – which is a trip down memory lane for most of us twenty somethings. The list covers everything – from the start of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Ke$ha – to the end of Lil Wayne’s popularity and Kanye West’s happiness. Enjoy!

50. Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) – T-Pain ft. Young Joc

49. Paper Planes – M.I.A.

48. Get Buck In Here – Akon ft. Diddy, Ludacris, & Lil Jon

47. Got Money – Lil Wayne

46. Blame It – Jamie Foxx ft. Lil Wayne

45. Riding Solo – Jason Derulo

44. Crack a Bottle – Eminem ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

43. A Milli – Lil Wayne

42. Make Love In This Club – Usher ft. Young Jeezy

41. Young Forever – Jay-Z

40. Airplanes – B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams

39. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce

38. Just Dance – Lady Gaga

37. OMG – Usher ft. Will I Am

36. Right Round – Flo Rida

35. Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake

34. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

33. We Taking Over – DJ Khaled ft. Akon, Baby, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, & T.I.

32. Wasted – Gucci Mane

31. Electric Feel – MGMT

30. Knock You Down – Keri Hilson ft. Ne-Yo & Kanye West

29. Let It Rock – Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne

28. Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z

27. We Fly High (Ballin’) – Jim Jones

26. Eenie Meenie – Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber

25. Lollipop – Lil Wayne

24. Rude Boy – Rihanna

23. Tik Tok – Ke$ha

22. Good Life – Kanye West

21. Bedrock – Lil Wayne

20. Beautiful (Remix) – Akon ft. Colby O’Donis & Kardinal Offishall

19. Sexy Bitch – David Guetta ft. Akon

18. Telephone – Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce

17. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Pea

16. One Time – Justin Bieber

15. Low – Flo Rida ft. T-Pain

14. I’m On A Boat – The Lonely Island ft. T-Pain

13. Sweetest Girl – Wyclef Jean ft. Akon, Lil Wayne, & Nia

12. Turn My Swag On – Soulja Boy

11. Down – Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne

10. All The Above – Maino

9. I Love College – Asher Roth

8. Whatever You Like – T.I.

7. I’m So Paid – Akon ft. Lil Wayne

6. Stronger – Kanye West

5. Live Your Life – T.I. ft Rihanna

4. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus

3. Shots – Lil Jon


2. Crank Dat Soulja Boy – Soulja Boy



1. Call on Me – Eric Prydz

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Hi I’m Sam. I made this website in 2011 and it’s still going. My first book, AVERAGE IS THE NEW AWESOME, is coming out in January (you can buy it right now on Amazon or from your fave bookstore!). I like pizza, French fries, barre, spin, more pizza, more French fries, and buying clothes. Writing is fun. Follow me on twitter & Instagram at @samanthamatt1... and on this site's meme account on IG at @20somethingproblems. OKAY GREAT THANKS BYE.

  1. This list makes me really happy. I also Graduated in 2010 and this pretty much sums up college. I think Brit Brit deserved to make the list, though. As I was reading through my only thought was “where is crank dat?”, especially after seeing the other Soulja Boy song. Glad it got a video.

  2. I debated between making “Call on Me” or “Crank Dat” the number one song literally for days before I actually posted this list. As for Brit, I only chose songs from my iTunes library and completely forgot I had to delete “Gimme More” (and others) because it was one of the many “corrupt” files on my computer. I might have to add it to the list… haha

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