Our top 10 Jack Harlow songs list presents ten of the best songs released by an American rapper whose career broke out in 2020. Despite rising to fame in 2020, Jack Harlow started rapping when he was only twelve. At the beginning of his rap career, Jack Harlow worked with a fellow peer in recording music using a microphone and a laptop. The two would sell their recorded CD copies to other students in high school. While still at high school, Jack Harlow formed Moose Gang with several of his friends.
Under the collective Moose Gang, Jack Harlow worked on two mixtapes. However, the two mixtapes were never released. Jack Harlow ventured on a solo career in 2015, marking its start with the release of his debut commercial EP, The Handsome Harlow. While still a high school student, Jack Harlow performed in several shows (often sold-out). Seventeen-year-old Jack Harlow went on to open for rapper Vince Staples in Louisville.
After graduating from high school a year later, Jack Harlow released another mixtape, 18 (2016). In the following year, Jack Harlow released “Routine” and “Dark Knight” with the help of rapper Cyhi the Prynce on the songwriting phase. Another mixtape under the title Gazebo followed in the same year. The rapper went on tour opening for Portugal. The Man, an American indie rock ensemble.
In 2018, Jack Harlow signed a recording contract with Generation Now, a record label owned by Don Cannon and DJ Drama. He recorded and released another mixtape under the title Loose (2018) immediately after joining Generation Now. Some of the artists featured on the mixtape include K Camp, Taylor, and Cyhi the Prynce. Jack Harlow started receiving more attention after Loose (2018) received a nomination on the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards under the Best Mixtape category. Jack Harlow released another mixtape under the title Confetti (2019). The twelve-track mixtape featured several guest artists, including Bryson Tiller and EST Gee.
Jack Harlow’s biggest breakthrough in the music industry came after he released the single “Whats Poppin.” Thanks to the social media platform TikTok, the song garnered much attention. The song garnered millions of views on YouTube, making it his most-streamed song. Jack Harlow remixed the song in June 2020, featuring Tory Lanez, DaBaby, and Lil Wayne. The “Whats Poppin” remix rose to the second position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
With quite a following, Jack Harlow became one of the promising talents in the hip hop scene. He released another single, “Tyler Herro,” which featured NBA player Tyler Herro. Music critics lauded the song for Jack Harlow’s awe-inspiring delivery and lyrical prowess. Shortly after enjoying success with the hit “Tyler Herro,” he released his much-anticipated debut album Thats What They All Say (2020).
Thats What They All Say (2020) featured several reputable artists, including Chris Brown, Lil Baby, Adam Levine, Big Sean, and Bryson Tiller. His remix to “Whats Poppin” was featured on the album. Other reputable songs from the album included “Way Out,” “Already Best Friends,” and “Tyler Herro.” Jack Harlow was featured on “Industry Baby” by Lil Nas X. The song rose to the peak of the Billboard Hot 100.
#10 – Route 66 ft. EST Gee
Ushering us to the top 10 Jack Harlow songs is hit “Route 66.” The song is featured on Jack Harlow’s debut album, That’s What They All Say (2020). Jack Harlow collaborates with rapper EST Gee on this hip hop track. The song finds Harlow spitting lyrics about how he doesn’t make music associated with his rural south, Kentucky.
#9 – Warsaw ft. 2forwOyNE
“Warsaw” is one of the best Jack Harlow songs featuring rapper 2forwOyNe. The song is featured on his mixtape Confetti (2019). “Warsaw” comes some months after Jack Harlow was nominated for a 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards for the mixtape Loose (2018). Jack Harlow and his collaborator 2forwOyNE have worked together for a long time, with the rapper being Harlow’s in house producer.
#8 – Sundown
Number eight on our top 10 Jack Harlow song is the vivacious track “Sundown.” The song is featured on the mixtape Loose (2018). “Sundown” finds Jack Harlow accepting being a white rapper in the hip hop scene, often referred to some as a black genre. Jack Harlow shouts out his producer 2forwOyNE giving him credits for his amazing production work on his songs. Jack Harlow unleashes some of his best rap skills on this hip hop ballad.
#7 – Ghost
“Ghost” is yet another hit from Jack Harlow’s mixtape Confetti (2019). Jack Harlow proves to be a rapper worth some respect on his name thanks to his amazing lyrical content in his songs. He is joined by Ronnie Lucciano, Bobby Kritical, Kill, and 2forwOyNE in penning the magnificent lyrics to this hip hop track.
#6 – Thru The Night ft. Bryson Tiller
Number six on our top 10 Jack Harlow songs is the hit Thru The Night.” The song is featured on Jack Harlow’s mixtape Confetti (2019). Jack Harlow is joined by hip hop artist Bryson Tiller on this song, with the two giving flawless raps in this hit released in anticipation of his mixtape Confetti (2019). “Thru The Night” samples “U Don’t Have to Call” by Usher.
#5 – Luv is Dro ft. Static Major and Bryson Tiller
Jack Harlow collaborated once more with rapper Bryson Tiller and Static Major on the 2020 hit “Luv is Dro.” While the song is Jack Harlow’s, he barely raps, only featuring on a few lines. Static Major and Bryson Tiller perform the better part of the song, balancing between R&B and hip hop elements. The song finds Harlow and Tiller celebrating their hometown Louisville.
#4 – Already Best Friends ft. Chris Brown
“Already Best Friends” is our number four-track on our top 10 Jack Harlow songs. The song finds Jack Harlow teaming up with the successful R&B artist Chris Brown. “Already Best Friends” was released as the final track on Jack Harlow’s debut album Thats What They All Say (2020).
Initially, the song was supposed to feature Tinashe, who was replaced by Chris Brown. “Already Best Friends” is a hip-hop-infused R&B track that finds the two artists crooning about how they cross paths with two new friends. The song peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
#3 – Way Out ft. Big Sean
Our number three hit on the top 10 Jack Harlow songs is the hit “Way Out.” Jack Harlow collaborated with rapper Big Sean on this hit released on his debut album. The song’s lyrics were penned by the two artists in conjunction with Everett Romano, Jasper Harris, and Tahj Morgan. “Way Out” was Gold-certified in the US after its sales surpassed the five hundred thousand mark. The song managed to peak at position seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100.
#2- Tyler Herro
“Tyler Herro” is one of the successful Jack Harlow hip hop ballads. The song was released as the lead single to Jack Harlow’s debut album Thats What They All Say (2020). “Tyler Herro” finds the singer paying tribute to the NBA star Tyler Herro. This mid-tempo heavy bass hit is more about failed friendship after meeting a new group of friends. The song managed to rise to the thirty-fourth position on the Billboard Hot 100.
#1- Whats Poppin ft. Tory Lanez, Lil Wayne, and DaBaby
Number one on our top 10 Jack Harlow songs list is hit “Whats Poppin.” The original song was initially released as the lead track to the EP Sweet Action. He later remixed the song featuring Tory Lanez, Lil Wayne, and DaBaby. The song marked Jack Harlow’s breakthrough on the hip hop scene, rising to the second position on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Whats Poppin” was nominated for a Grammy Award on the Best Rap Performance category in 2021. However, the song lost to “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé. The song is six times Platinum-certified in the US.
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