Our Top 10 Bebe Rexha Songs looks at the songs of a very popular New York City singer. Hailing out of Brooklyn, New York, Bebe Rexha grew up with the Albanian influence of her family as an American citizen. The nickname Bebe began while she was still just a child as the people she knew while growing up. Also as a child, Bebe taught herself how to guitar and piano, and was also becoming well-versed with the trumpet. Her strong interest in music also led her to join the school choir. It would be as a choir member she would learn her vocal talent could perform distinguishable agile runs, leaps, and trills. This is described by the opera industry as a coloratura soprano.
Already becoming recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences while still just a teenager, Bebe’s steps to specialize in the niche combo of singing and songwriting saw her win awards as she won Best Teen Songwriter during an annual event that saw over seven hundred applicants participate. From 2010 onward, Bebe Rexha has since recorded and released two studio albums and three extended plays (EPs). She also has twenty-eight singles and five promotional singles to her credit.
Top 10 Bebe Rexha Songs
#10 – Call You Mine (featuring The Chainsmokers)
The Chainsmokers released their third studio album in 2019, World War Joy. From it, “Call You Mine” featured the vocal talent of Bebe Rexha as she added that special operatic touch that only she can achieve. The seductiveness of Rexha’s vocals pairing up against the electronic DJ performance the Chainsmokers are trademarked for not only resulted in “Call You Mine,” to achieve chart success among many nations, but it also became certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The United Kingdom’s British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified the single as silver.
#9 – Home (featuring Machine Gun Kelly and X Ambassadors)
The soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture, Bright, is simply titled Bright: The Album. The powerfully soulful single, “Home,” was performed together by Bebe Rexha, Machine Gun Kelly, and X Ambassadors in a mesh of Kelly’s rapping style, Rexha’s operatic vocals, and X Ambassadors’ trademark pop-rock punch. This has also unofficially become a top track played at NASCAR as fans really took to the song after the streaming of YouTube videos focused on some of the racing circuit’s stars.
“Home,” realized moderate charting success globally, which peaked at its highest on Norway’s VG-lista chart at number twelve. On the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it ranked as high as number thirty-five. The popularity of the single was enough to become certified platinum with the RIAA of USA, and three times platinum with IFPI Norway. Home also became certified silver with the UK’s BPI.
#8 – Take Me Home (featuring Cash Cash)
Blood, Sweat & 3 Years was the fourth studio album recorded and released by Cash Cash in 2016, three years after the hit single, “Take Me Home,” had already appeared on some of the music charts worldwide in 2013. Bebe Rexha’s melodic performance with Cash Cash for the song had become a popular song played at many sporting venues, most notably during the 2014 National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup playoff series that took place between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers. Considering the song’s topic of an unhealthy relationship continuing between two parties who act more as rivals instead of lovers, it somewhat serves as an oxymoron for a sporting event. Rich with electricity from the DJ talent of Cash Cash and vocal talent of Bebe Rexha makes it understandable why this song was, and still is, well-favored.
#7 – I Got You
The first EP Bebe Rexha recorded and released was 2017’s All Your Fault. The single, “I Got You” was actually released on October 28, 2016, and became a charted hit worldwide. The delivery of Rexha’s voice, plus the hip-hop style of the music play made this one of those friends support friends songs. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at number forty-three. I Got You also became certified platinum by the RIAA of the USA, Australia’s ARIA, and twice-platinum with Music Canada. Norway’s IFPI certified the single gold while with the UK’s BPI, silver.
#6 – Back to You (featuring Louis Tomlinson and Digital Farm Animals)
After its release in 2017, “Back to You” was certified platinum with Australia’s ARIA, Music Canada, and USA’s RIAA, as well as gold with New Zealand’s RMNZ, Sweden’s GLF, and the UK”s BPI. The collaborated performance between Bebe Rexha, Louis Tomlinson, and Digital Farm Animals brought forth a globally charted hit that peaked as high as number two with Malaysia’s official music chart, and as high as number eight on the UK Singles Chart. In Australia, Canada, and most of the European nations, Back to You peaked within the top forty of their music charts. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the song charted at number forty. Contemporary, urban, and melodic, Back to You is a rare, yet refreshing, production by a team of truly gifted musicians who excel at what they do.
#5 – I’m a Mess
In 2018, Bebe Rexha released her debut album, Expectations. The inspirational “‘I’m a Mess” was the only single that was released from the album, which achieved moderate charting success globally. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it charted to number thirty-five. However, the platinum certification it received from Australia’s ARIA showed the success level of I’m a Mess was far greater with the number of copies it sold. It also earned double-platinum certifications from IFPI Norway, ZPAV Poland, and USA’s RIAA, as well as triple-platinum certification from Pro-Musica Brasil and Music Canada. The BPI of the UK certified the single as silver.
#4 – In the Name of Love (featuring Martin Garrix)
In 2016, “In the Name of Love” charted at number twenty-four on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also became a globally recognized hit as it appeared within the top forty among most of the nations, with the exception of Poland as it charted at number sixty-five. On the US Billboard Dance Club Songs, In the Name of Love peaked at number one. Heavy with electric bass and guitar, along with piano, the song has a futuristic style to it that merged Rexha’s powerful voice with Garrix’s DJ talent.
“In the Name of Love,” also earned a series of platinum and multi-platinum certifications among the nations of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the United States. In Austria, the single was certified gold. Diamond was the certification this single received from France and Mexico.
#3 – Hey Mama (featuring David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack)
French DJ David Guetta recorded and released his sixth studio album, Listen, in 2014 and featured the collaborated single, “Hey Mama.” Bebe Rexha, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack perform the hit single together that would realize not just worldwide charting success, but gold, platinum, double-platinum, and triple-platinum certifications worldwide. The electro-disco feel to “Hey Mama,” was sexy and playful with a punchy, hip-hop beat. On the music charts, it peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and US Billboard Rhythmic. It also peaked number one with Greece’s Billboard Digital Songs and Poland’s Airplay. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK each had Hey Mama break into the top ten of their respective music charts.
#2 – Me, Myself & I (featuring G-Eazy)
Rapper G-Eazy released his fourth studio album, When It’s Dark Out, on December 4, 2015. The duo he performed with Bebe Rexha, “Me, Myself & I,” charted as high as number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100. On the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart and the US Rhythmic chart, the song peaked at number one. At a global level, the hit single charted within the top forty among every nation that hosts the most recognized music charts in the business.
Only the country of Poland charted the song at forty-six on its Polish Airplay Top 100. The duo mix of G-Eazy’s hip-hop style with Bebe’s soft, yet sharp vocals served as a perfect contrast in a song that’s loaded with personality. The single also achieved multiple platinum certifications among the nations of Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and the USA. Single platinum was the official certification out of the nations of Denmark and Switzerland. In Germany, the single was certified gold three times over while in Portugal and the UK, it was a single gold.
#1 – Meant to Be (featuring Florida Georgia Line)
The EP release of All Your Fault: Pt 2 was August 11, 2017. The piano-heavy country single, “Meant to Be,” was a collaborated performance between Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line. In addition to earning the top spot on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, it also topped the US Billboard Adult Top 40, and the US Billboard Country Airplay charts. It also became number one on Billboard Canada’s Adult Contemporary and Israel’s Media Forest TV Airplay.
Meant to Be broke into the top ten music charts around most parts of the world, including among the nations of Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, and Sweden. Certified platinum eleven times over with USA’s RIAA, the single also earned multi-platinum certification from Australia’s ARIA, New Zealand’s RMNZ, IFPI Norway, and UK’s BPI. Single platinum was also achieved from IFPI Denmark, NVMI of the Netherlands, and Poland’s ZPAV.
Diamond certification was earned with Pro-Musica Brasil and Music Canada. The gold certification came from BEA Belgium, BVMI Germany, FIMI Italy, AFP Portugal, and IFPI Switzerland. Meant to Be also won Top Country Song in 2019 by the Billboard Music Awards and Favorite Country Song by the Radio Disney Awards in 2018. Also in 2018, it won Choice Country Song by the Teen Choice Awards.
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