Top Ten Songs You’ve Never Heard Of – Mike Bibko

Welcome back to the Weekly Top Ten on the Pi Sigma Epsilon blog, the ultimate business fraternity and now your number #1 source for the latest in music.  Every week, I’ll be reviewing 5-10 songs, switching up bands/themes/genres, and giving you the links so that you can hear what you’ve been missing.  Got a favorite song you want on my list? Post it on our blog and I’ll do what I can to preview it for next week.  NEW: I’ve been making an effort to include the official music videos when I can so make sure to take a look at a few of the links.

After featuring mostly widely-known or popular songs for the past two weeks, I thought it would be fun to switch it up and make a list of songs that most of you hopefully haven’t heard of, a difficult task considering the amount of students at UB and the increasing availability of music due to downloading, iTunes, etc.  Still, there’s nothing better than being exposed to new music so with that, let’s kick off the Top Ten Songs You’ve Never Heard Of.


10. The Good Life- Chiddy Bang

The follow-up to Opposite of Adults, this alternative hip-hop duo from the Illadelph is on their way back to the top.

 

9. The Island – Pt. 1 Dawn- Pendulum

A leading drum & bass group across the pond, Pendulum brings their unique sound to clubs across the world with this track from their third album, Immersion.

 

8. Clark Gable- The Postal Service

Named after the famous American actor of the 1940’s and 50’s, the super-group from the West Coast provides a great combination of a driving beat and intriguing lyrics to follow up Such Great Heights.

 

7. Check the Rhime- A Tribe Called Quest

Ranked #29 on VH1’s Top 100 of Hip-Hop, Check the Rhime is one of Tribe’s most famous singles and features a great back and forth between Q-Tip and Phife.  I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard this song; hopefully, you’ll feel the same way.

 

6. Aston Martin Music (The Lost Verse)- Drake

An unreleased freestyle by Drake over the beat of Ricky Ross’ “Aston Martin Music” off Teflon Don…Drizzy’s versatility and both singing as well as rapping talent are on full display.

 

5. Driving Me Crazy- Sam Adams ft. Kunda

This track is actually by a kid I went to high school with and Sam Adams, an up-and-coming rapper from the Boston area.  But I’m not doing him any favors…this song’s legit.

 

4. Unforgettable- Drake ft. Jeezy

A track with a moving on theme by two of the best in the biz…I swear Drake can’t make a bad song.

 

3. Hypnotize- The Notorious B.I.G.

A hit from one of rap’s founding fathers…featured in the movie Notorious…that old-school hip-hop feel you can’t find these days.

 

2. Ain’t Thinkin Bout You- Tyga ft. Chris Brown and Bow Wow

If you have heard any songs from the recent Tyga-Chris Brown collaboration, Fan of a Fan, you’re missing out.

 

1. Dance Wiv Me- Dizzee Rascal ft. Calvin Harris

One of the ultimate “going out” tracks I picked up in London…some of that South London swagger and the genius of Calvin Harris make for a killer combination.

There it is.  Hopefully, you’ve heard some new iPod-worthy songs. Don’t forget to hit me up with requests or comments and I’ll see you right here next week. DJ Gold

 

 

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