Top 10 Chance the Rapper Songs

Script by Q.V. Hough In a world of game-changing musicians, this Chicago native stands out like few others. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Chance the Rapper Songs. For this list, we’re focusing on official Chance the Rapper productions, which means that the popular track “Sunday Candy” didn’t make the cut.    Special thanks to our user Harry King for suggesting this idea, check out the voting page at WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top+10+Chance+The+Rapper+Songs
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Top 10 Chance the Rapper Songs

 
In a world of game-changing musicians, this Chicago native stands out like few others. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Chance the Rapper Songs.
 
For this list, we’re focusing on official Chance the Rapper productions, which means that the popular track “Sunday Candy” didn’t make the cut.
  


#10: “Blessings (Reprise)” feat. Ty Dolla Sign, Raury, BJ the Chicago Kid and Anderson Paak
Coloring Book (2016)

 
Produced by The Social Experiment, this track celebrates what’s good; an organic ode to life’s blessings. At first, Chance is fully locked in with some astute lyrical wordplay, describing the essence of what makes him tick. Midway through, however, “Blessings” becomes more of a Gospel-themed production, as the background singers further accentuate the song’s core message. It’s a unique composition in that Chance dominates the first half, only to step away to the let music take over. He counts his blessings, and it’s this modest approach that brings such life to his beautiful “Coloring Book.”
 

#9:“Favorite Song” feat. Childish Gambino
Acid Rap (2013)

 
For this track, Chance pokes fun at himself, along with those who just love certain songs without necessarily knowing why. Lyrically, “Favorite Song” is a true gem of the Chance catalog, boosted by his acrobatic flow. Produced by Nate Fox, the beat complements the structure and delivery of Chance and Childish’s lyricism. There’s a hypnotic feel throughout, with each artist reminding that sometimes you just feel the music, even if you’re not always sure what’s being communicated. In that regard, “Favorite Song” is a meta hip-hop production featuring some clever and sometimes cryptic articulations.
 

#8: “Chain Smoker”
Acid Rap (2013)

 
Produced by Nate Fox, this joint has a tripped out sound to match Chance’s distorted lyrics. With “Chain Smoker,” the Chicago MC tackles spirituality, drug use and gratitude, all fused together by a powerhouse hook. Throughout the track, Chance seems a bit irritated with the world around him, leading him to embrace his own braggadocio while staying focused on his personal goals.  With such an amplified tone and vocal snarl, Chance’s lyrics take on extra weight, allowing each phrasing to hit a little harder.
 

#7: “Prom Night”
10 Day (2012)

 
For this somewhat scathing track, Chance takes aim at the all-white aesthetic of a traditional high school event. Early on, he manages to reference both Charlie Bartlett AND Ferris Bueller, while musing about what he sacrificed to keep his career moving in the right direction. As for the sound, “Prom Night” features a Brenda Russell sample throughout, giving the track an old school feel. There’s no clever chorus or cute hook to be found – it’s just Chance breaking down the basics and offering some truth about a “Prom Night” that never came to be.
 

#6: “Juice”
Acid Rap (2013)

 
As a showcase of lyrical style and form, this track succeeds with Chance’s off-kilter approach. Produced by Nate Fox and featuring a Donny Hathaway sample, “Juice” begins slowly, with Chance emphasizing certain sounds while shouting out his squad. By verse two, however, Chance speeds things up, adopting a rapid-fire delivery with crisp vocals. So, while Chance stays true to himself as an artist, he gives fans a disjointed yet potent track about knowing your worth and claiming your own style. It’s not a mainstream hit, but rather a foundational song for Chance’s acclaimed 2013 mixtape.
 

#5: “All Night” feat. Knox Fortune
Coloring Book (2016)

 
Whereas some Chance tracks build with each verse, this one sets it off from the start. Produced by Kaytranada, “All Night” chronicles a typical Chicago evening, as Chance encounters opportunistic groupies hoping to reach his inner circle. Lyrically, it’s a descriptive track with a touch of humor, and the catchy hook provided by Knox Fortune complements the beat perfectly. At a brief two minutes and 21 seconds, though, “All Night” often goes under the radar. Even so, it’s a jam-packed production that gets listeners fired up, even if the commentary may be directed at many of those some people, at least the disingenuous ones. 



#4: “Acid Rain”
Acid Rap (2013)

 
As one of the more accessible Chance tracks, this moody meditation offers insight into the artist’s personal life. Produced by Jake One, “Acid Rain” stays balanced throughout, both musically and lyrically. And so, there’s less of a message to decipher but rather poignant lyrics to contemplate on – lyrics about loss, pain and societal issues. Despite the morose tone, “Acid Rain” ultimately addresses spirituality, as Chance realizes that hard times may keep one grounded, especially when money and fame become part of the equation. And so, he welcomes the “Acid Rain,” even if it’s just a sprinkle.
 
 

#3: “Same Drugs”
Coloring Book (2016)


For this reflective track, Chance mixes it up by singing rather than relying on his usual flow. By using a drug reference to address relationships and changing perspectives, he stays true to his style while offering a substantial message. On the production side, The Social Experiment and Lido sound design reinforces the idea that Chance is not your typical “hip hop” star – he’s a musician, a musical artist. From beginning to end, there’s a melancholic feel to “Same Drugs”. But like he so often does, Chance flips it around with a final message of hope.
 

#2: “No Problem” feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
Coloring Book (2016)

 
While this Brasstracks production features two of music’s biggest stars, it’s Chance the Rapper that undoubtedly steals the show. Beginning with a pointed message towards the music industry, “No Problem” transitions into a mumbly yet effective chorus. With “No Problem,” Chance unleashes his frustration throughout, but it comes from a pure place given his ongoing mixtape hustle. And so, with Chance leading the way, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne each lend a verse to give “No Problem” even more commercial viability.
 
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 

“Nostalgia”
10 Day (2012)
 
 “Summer Friends” feat. Jeremih & Francis and the Lights
Coloring Book (2016)
 

 “Angels” feat. Saba
Coloring Book (2016)
 
 
 

#1: “Cocoa Butter Kisses” feat. Vic Mensa and Twista
Acid Rap (2013)

 
Produced by Cam O’bi and Peter Cottontale, this Chance classic hits all the right spots for fans of the new school sound. First and foremost, the lyricism of “Cocoa Butter Kisses” stands out, as Chance ruminates on the loss of innocence. Combined with the fun and upbeat production though, the song sounds anything but sad. And, when you mix in the smooth hook and the crisp rhymes from Vic Mensa and Twista, there’s even more to enjoy beyond the premise itself. A standout track from Acid Rap, the collective brilliance of “Cocoa Butter Kisses” marks a pivotal moment in Chance the Rapper’s evolving career.

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