A history of Kanye West songs

Perhaps Kim and North will be satisfied with the way that Jenny chronologically arranged these Kanye West tracks

“I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” -Kanye West

As a human being, I feel that I’m obliged to disclaim that I condemn many of Kanye West’s actions (ie, the wheelchair incident) however; I cannot deny that I don’t enjoy listening to his totally sick jams. I wouldn’t define myself as a fan of West (do those have a name?) but on a scale of Kim Kardashian to my father (who thinks West played Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings) I’m about a 6.5. I think the best aspects of West’s music are the political and social relevance of the lyrics and the imagery in his music videos, as well as a variety of vocal demeanors. Using these foundations, here are my top 10 Kanye West jams, in order of release date.

  • Diamonds (2005) politically relevant. This is one of West’s most politically relevant songs. I deeply appreciate the imagery in the music video.
  • Gold Digger (2005) classic. Time-honored. Is it just my mom’s favorite song?
  • Power (2010) I feel that this song really represents West’s soul
  • Lost in the World (2010) minimalistic, elegant
  • Runaway (2010)
  • All of the Lights (2010) holy collaborations. West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, La Roux, The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alive Fields and Ken Lewis.
  • No Church in the Wild (2011) imagery, modern war, super relevant
  • Mercy (2012) pure sing along entertainment
  • Bound 2 (2013) honestly just a beautiful song, probably the best track off Yeezus.
  • Only One (2014) such an interesting collaboration. Woah.