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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Drake Songs

See which songs beat “Started From the Bottom” and “Hotline Bling”

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We asked our readers to vote for their favorite Drake songs. Here are the results.

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In less than a decade, Drake has become the most viral rapper of his generation. His lyrics become tattooable mottos, while his videos have become hits with Viners. Beyond the more humorous elements, he is also one of the most earnest voices in his genre, leaving many layers to uncover within his persona and a variety of songs and styles to parse through, so we asked our readers to vote for the best Drake song. Here are the results.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Drake performs during the Future Music Festival at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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6

“Over My Dead Body”

The intimate piano ballad opens Take Care and showcases both sides of Drake: the cocky game-changer and the tender heartbreaker.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Drake performs during the Future Music Festival at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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5

“Worst Behavior”

"Worst Behavior" may be one of Drake's rowdiest singles, spitting some of his most aggressive bars. The reckless energy of the track opens up Nothing Was the Same, a largely ambient, vibe-y album.

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4

“5AM in Toronto”

Two years before truly putting Toronto on the map with the phrase "running through the 6 with my woes," Drake began his love letters to his hometown with "5AM in Toronto." In April of 2013, when he debuted the song's video, he noted that he does it for the city "every time" but for the rapper, this track was particularly important.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Drake performs during the Future Music Festival at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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3

“Tuscan Leather”

Drake thrives with stream-of-consciousness rapping, listing his fears and successes with no break or even a chorus necessarily. He does exactly this on "Tuscan Leather," which features a sample of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" and is named for the Tom Ford cologne.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Drake performs during the Future Music Festival at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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2

“Started From the Bottom”

Nothing Was the Same's lead single came in the middle of a hot streak for the rapper that was further established by the success of his third album. Like "The Motto" before it, the bearer of the term "YOLO," "Started From the Bottom" appealed to Drake's trendsetter sensibilities as a pop-rapper and creating one of 2013's catchiest songs.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Drake performs during the Future Music Festival at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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1

“Over”

Drake was already a rising rap star before releasing his debut album Thank Me Later, but the LP's lead single, "Over," not only solidified that he was not going to be just some buzzy artist without staying power. Over a sweepingly cinematic beat — complete with a string arrangement — he sets the tone for his material to come, reflecting on his fame and past life as a young Torontonian and former child star.

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