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Ranking: Every Drake Song from Worst to Best

on March 27, 2017, 2:15pm
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200. “U.P.A. (Outro)”

Room for Improvement (2006)

After the fade-out for “Kick Push”, Aubrey Drake Gra-ham steps up at the Urban Piano Association to play the “Jamie Foxx Song Theme”. Well, we had to start somewhere, and this truly is the bottom. The mixtape title says it all. Let’s move on. –Adam Kivel
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199. “Teach U A Lesson”

Comeback Season (2007)

Long before Drake found his stride as a purported romanticist, he penned this cringeworthy series of bad sexual metaphors over Robin Thicke’s song of the same name. –Sheldon Pearce
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198. “Thrill Is Gone”

Room For Improvement (2006)

You can hear the mechanics of making a good Drake song coming together on a track like “Thrill Is Gone”, which finds the rapper exploring his romantic entanglements. But the ideas are wildly disjointed, and at one point he compares a rebound to sopping up gravy with a biscuit. –Sheldon Pearce
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197. “Come Winter”

Room For Improvement (2006)

Oh, Drake. It seems like forever ago since the release of Room for Improvement, which proved you’d be rap’s newest softie. “Come Winter” comes with a soulful beat courtesy of Amir and tells a story that can be annotated in two words: cuffing season. –Alejandra Ramirez
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196. “The Presentation”

Comeback Season (2007)

The opener to Drake’s mixtape Comeback Season, “The Presentation” starts with Drake spitting elementary school-level rhymes over a beat that’s so far into easy listening it could possibly be an elevator muzak sample. Even when the beat flips into something a little harder, it’s still so inoffensive and not even in a positive way. It’s just nothing, like amateur-hour quality. –Pat Levy
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195. “Underdog”

Comeback Season (2007)

This song has a Trey Songz rap verse … and the Drake verse is still worse. –Sheldon Pearce
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194. “Money (Remix)”

Room For Improvement (2006)

You know a Drake verse isn’t top-tier when it relies on a reference to the antagonist of the sequel to Ocean’s Eleven. But then it also finds Aubrey being told he should get as big as Pharrell, so you know how long ago this was released. –Adam Kivel
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193. “Share”

Comeback Season (2007)

Assisted by French producer Häzel, “Share” undoubtedly garnered a late ‘90s vibe close to the likes of 9th Wonder — who actually produced “Think Good Thoughts” — and the posthumous J Dilla. While most of Comeback Season was indebted to standard hip-hop spitfire delivery, “Share” showed Drake’s playful R&B cadences that would soon characterize his rapping fare 2009 onward. –Alejandra Ramirez
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192. “Bad Meaning Good”

Room For Improvement (2006)

Drake drops a Sesame Street reference in the middle of a verse in which he threatens violence in order to rob someone, and he also uses the word “coinkydink,” so we can just stop talking about this song now. This is soft Drake aspiring to be hard Drake and failing miserably. –Pat Levy
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191. “Karaoke”

Thank Me Later (2010)

On “Karaoke”, the spotlight becomes too bright for a longtime lover. But the melodies are hopelessly boring, so much so that it’s difficult to tell if he even misses this woman. –Sheldon Pearce
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