Essence Top 100 Songs

 
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 16, 2009

  1. September –Earth, Wind & Fire
  2. Lady Marmalade –LaBelle 
  3. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin‘–Michael Jackson
  4. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine–James Brown  
  5. Rock Steady — Aretha Franklin
  6. Proud Mary — Ike and Tina Turner
  7. As–Stevie Wonder  
  8. Lovely Day–Bill Withers
  9. One Nation Under a Groove–Parliament  
 10. Got to Give It Up — Marvin Gaye   

 11. 1999 –Prince
 12. Never Too Much  –Luther Vandross  
 13. Car Wash–Rose Royce
 14. I Feel for You–Chaka Khan  
 15. Square Biz–Teena Marie  
 16. Brick House –The Commodores   
 17. Candy–Cameo
 18. Groove Me –Guy
 19. Atomic Dog –George Clinton
 20. Ladies First  –Queen Latifah  

 21. Rock the Bells–LL Cool J  
 22. All Falls Down–Kanye West
 23. No Diggity–Blackstreet  
 24. You Gots to Chill–EPMD
 25. Super Freak–Rick James    
 26. Got to Be Real–Cheryl Lynn
 27. Don’t Leave Me This Way–Thelma Houston
 28. Poison –Bell Biv DeVoe
 29. The Show  –Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
 30. My Adidas–Run-DMC

 31. Can’t Knock the Hustle–Jay-Z  
 32. You Called and Told Me–Jeff Redd
 33. If I Ruled the World –Nas featuring Lauryn Hill
 34. Le Freak–Chic
 35. Da’ Butt–E.U.
 36. Crazy in Love–Beyoncé
 37. Roxanne, Roxanne –U.T.F.O.
 38. Push It  –Salt-n-Pepa
 39. Running Away  –Roy Ayers
 40. Step in the Name of Love –R. Kelly

 41. Crush on You (remix) –Lil’ Kim
 42. Big Poppa–The Notorious B.I.G.
 43. I Wonder If I Take You Home–Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
 44. Rump Shaker–WreckX-N-Effect
 45. Ready or Not –The Fugees 
 46. Ms. Jackson–Outkast    
 47. All Night Long–Lionel Richie   
 48. Mr. Big Stuff –Heavy D & the Boyz    
 49. Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang –Dr. Dre  
 50. Summertime–DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince

 51. Hey Ladies–The Beastie Boys
 52. The Breaks –Kurtis Blow
 53. Nobody Beats the Biz –Biz Markie
 54. It’s Your Thing–The Isley Brothers
 55. Love To Love You Baby –Donna Summer
 56. Funkytown–Lipps, Inc.
 57. Mama Used to Say –Junior
 58. Try Again  –Aaliyah
 59. Let It Whip  –The Dazz Band
 60. Candy Man–The Mary Jane Girls

 61. Cherchez La Femme  –Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band
 62. Love Rollercoaster –The Ohio Players
 63. Control–Janet Jackson
 64. Get UR Freak On –Missy Elliot
 65. Tennessee–Arrested Development
 66. I Will Survive  –Gloria Gaynor
 67. Rhythm of the Night–DeBarge
 68. The Bottle–Gil Scott-Heron
 69. The Choice Is Yours –Black Sheep
 70. Paid In Full –Eric B. & Rakim

 71. Unbreakable–Alicia Keys
 72. Misdemeanor–Foster Sylvers
 73. Fantastic Voyage  –Lakeside
 74. Yeah!  –Usher
 75. The Second Time Around  –Shalimar
 76. Watching You –Slave
 77. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) –Sylvester
 78. Bug-A-Boo –Destiny’s Child
 79. 777-9311–The Time
 80. Anything (remix)–SWV

 81. Rapper’s Delight –The Sugar Hill Gang
 82. Party Train  –Gap Band
 83. Cooleyhighharmony –Boyz II Men
 84. Ladies Night  –Kool & The Gang
 85. Just Got Paid –Johnny Kemp
 86. Somebody Else’s Guy–Jocelyn Brown
 87. One Love–Bob Marley
 88. Shining Star–Earth, Wind & Fire
 89. Let the Music Play–Shannon
 90. I Love Music –The O’Jays

 91. Fight the Power–Public Enemy
 92. The Humpty Dance–Digital Underground
 93. Children’s Story  –Slick Rick
 94. Superfly –Curtis Mayfield
 95. My Prerogative–Bobby Brown
 96. Scenario–A Tribe Called Quest
 97. Candy Girl   –New Edition
 98. The Bridge   –MC Shan
 99. Bridge Is Over   –Boogie Down Productions
 100. Paper Thin  –MC Lyte

 

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