Greatest Hip Hop Songs Ever

Legendary hip hop group Public Enemy have come out top in a poll to find the best hip hop song of all time, it has been revealed.

Chuck D's band of shock troops won out with their 1989 single 'Fight The Power'. Taken from their album 'Fear Of A Black Planet', the single is a pounding statement of intent that still manages to squeeze in a saxophone solo courtesy of Branford Marsalis. Extensively used in Spike Lee's movie 'Do The Right Thing', the song is well worth pole position.

Elsewhere in the top five were the Sugar Hill Gang's classic 'Rapper's Delight' and Dr Dre's 'Nuthin But A G Thang', which came second and third respectively. The poll was conducted by the rock-heavy TV channel VH1 as part of their Hip-Hop Honours Season, which will this year celebrate the careers of Cypress Hill and De La Soul.

The full Top Ten is as follows:

10. Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
9. Salt N Pepa - Push It
8. Snoop Dogg - Gin And Juice
7. Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy
6. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
5. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
4. Run DMC ft Aerosmith - Walk This Way
3. Dr Dre - Nuthin But A G Thang
2. Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
1. Public Enemy - Fight The Power
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