Here's our run down of the 20 best Chris Brown songs from collaborations with Tyga, T-Pain and Lil Wayne to R&B love songs that you wish were written about you. The sheer size of Chris Brown's discography puts most singers to shame, so it was no easy feat narrowing down the 20 best Breezy songs to ever exists - but we've given it a good go.
Chris Brown collaborations are loved by many and 'Ayo' featuring Tyga has to be up there with one of the best. The track was released as the lead single from their collaboration album 'Fan of a Fan: The Album'. The fifth single from his sixth studio album titled 'X', 'New Flame' features both Usher and Rick Ross, proving Chris Brown is the king of collaborations.
And, if you look closely you'll even spot Tyga in the music video. Was this a hint of the collaborations to come? Tyga joins Chris Brown for another fierce collab for 'Loyal', but this time Lil Wayne joins in too. 'Fine China' was the first single from Breezy's 'X' album and the single was made as a tribute to Michael Jackson with the singer tweeting #tributetoMJ at its release in 2013.
Nicki Minaj features on 'Love More', again released in 2013, and the track is packed with everything that we love about Breezy: his moves, lyrics and rhythm. Produced by Benny and Alle Benassi 'Don't Wake Me Up' is one of Chris Brown's best dance tracks. Although it starts slowly with an R&B edge it builds into fast-paced track with distorted vocals and a pumping bass. Some of his best tracks came before the millennium and 'I Can Transform Ya' is just one. Here Breezy is joined by Lil Wayne, a regular collaborator, and Swizz Beatz, who also produced the track.
This 2012 single from his 'Fortune' album is another upbeat track from Chris Brown with plenty of electro.. A proper party track! Sampling Michael Jackson's 'Earth Song', Chris Brown doesn't hide the fact he takes inspiration from the King of Pop and the music video for 'She Ain't You' is dedicated to the man himself.
Wet The Bed
'Deuces' was the lead single from Chris Brown's first collaboration with Tyga, the 'Fan Of A Fan' mix tape, and the track also featured American rapper Kevin McCall. Every girl wishes this song was written for them…. Making hearts all over the world melt. Chris Brown sampled Kevin Lyttle's noughties classic 'Turn Me On' to create a club banger! One of his best love songs. Featured in the movie 'Step Up', 'Say Goodbye' was a massive hit for Breezy back in the early years, topping the R&B charts in the US.
Co-written by T-Pain you can't help but love this one. Taking it back to when it all began - the year 2005 - 'Yo (Excuse Me Miss) was his second single. This list would be incomplete without Breezy's debut single 'Run It!'
She Ain't You
Show personalized content, depending on your settings. Show personalized or generic ads, depending on your settings, on Google and across the web. Greeted with comparisons to a young Michael Jackson and Usher, Chris Brown arrived in 2005 as a squeaky-clean pop-R&B artist with "Run It!," the first debut single by a male artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in over a decade.
Within a few years, Brown became one of the biggest active pop stars with Chris Brown (2005) and Exclusive (2007), multi-platinum albums that produced five more Top Ten singles, including "Kiss Kiss" and "Forever." As a featured artist or duettist, he added to the count with hits such as "No Air," a ballad with Jordin Sparks. By the end of the decade, Brown underwent a stylistic makeover during which his forebears shifted to the likes of Jodeci, R.
Kelly, and 2Pac.
This, ..Read Full Biography.
Take It To The Head
"Turn Up the Music" is Chris Brown's first single from the album Fortune. It is a dance club track that expands on the direction of his previous hits "Forever" and "Yeah 3X." "Turn Up the Music" was written and produced by the duo The Underdogs. "Turn Up the Music" was a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic reaching the pop top 10 in the US while going all the way to #1 on the UK pop singles chart. It also broke into the top 10 of the dance radio chart. "Turn Up the Music" inspired controversy when Rihanna appeared on the official remix. It was her first official collaboration with Chris Brown after his conviction on domestic violence charges.
The music video for "Turn Up the Music" was co-directed by Godfrey Tabarez and Chris Brown himself. It was another clip that featured Chris Brown's impressive dancing skills. The video won Best Male Video and Best Choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Don't Judge Me
The Stargate production duo provides a simple, acoustic guitar based backing production then get out of the way of Chris Brown's romantic croon here. In addition to writing and producing, Stargate also played all of the instruments except for lead guitar played by Espen Lind. Chris Brown sings for "hearts all over the world." "With You" went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent six non-consecutive weeks there selling over two million copies. It also reached the top of the mainstream pop radio chart and the top 10 on the UK pop singles chart.
The "With You" music video co-directed by Chris Brown won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video. Chris Brown said that it shows the more adult side of his persona. It shows him dancing but not with intricate choreography.
Chris Brown's dance song "Don't Wake Me Up" was originally intended for Madonna's album MDNA. However, her tight schedule precluded recording it. Dance producer William Orbit worked on the record along with Benny Benassi. Originally, websites reported that David Guetta worked on "Don't Wake Me Up," but he denied the suggestions. The song became a major pop hit reaching the top 10 on the US pop chart and going to #2 on the UK pop singles chart. It also reached the top 10 on both mainstream pop and dance radio. "Don't Wake Me Up" was one of Chris Brown's few songs to miss the R&B chart entirely.
The accompanying music video was directed by Colin Tilley. Model Araya Nicks appears as Chris Brown's love interest. It depicts the artist moving in and out of a dream world. Chris Brown promoted "Don't Wake Me Up" by appearing live on the Today show.
After the failure of the song "Wall To Wall" to catch fire, Chris Brown's second album Exclusive was pushed back a couple of months to make room for this single. It turned out to be a wise decision as the clever blend of R&B and hip hop roared to the top of the pop and R&B charts. "Kiss Kiss" was co-written and produced by T-Pain. It has a distinctive bounce sound to the arrangement. "Kiss Kiss" earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap / Sung Collaboration. The song peaked at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the R&B songs chart.
The accompanying music video features Chris Brown appearing as both a nerd and a jock. It was directed by Chris Brown and Erik White, a previous video collaborator. The clip was shot at Florida International University's campus in Miami, Florida. Rihanna makes a cameo appearance, and the video received a nomination for Best Choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Make A Movie
Chris Brown himself co-wrote "Forever." The song emerged out of a jingle written for Doublemint gum. It was one of four new songs recorded for a re-release of the Exclusive album. Producer Polow da Don gave it all a Euro-dance feel and it utilizes auto-tune effects. The result was a #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for Chris Brown. A video using "Forever" as the song for a wedding march was uploaded to YouTube and received over 1.5 million views in its first week. "Forever" was the rare Chris Brown release to climb into the top 40 at adult pop radio.
The "Forever" music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, known for a long successful music video career including Eminem's Grammy-winning "Without Me" and Taylor Swift's Grammy-winning "Bad Blood." Model Megan Abrigo appears as Chris Brown's love interest. "Forever" earned a nomination for Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.