"Smack that all on the floor/ Smack that give me some more/ Smack that 'til you get sore/ Smack that oh-oh!"
I know that you are already singing along because that happens when you listen to Akon. The 45-year-old singer and songwriter became a worldwide sensation when he released his debut studio album, Trouble. The album was followed by Konvicted that cemented him as one of the greatest artists of all time.
His songs made people jump in pubs and at the same time gave them the jam they need to listen to when alone. Even for me, I listen to his songs when I want to revisit my childhood. His song, Smack That features Eminem, who is my favorite artist. So there are many reasons to love him.
The tracks he makes are undoubtedly relatable and something that you love to dance on. So, without further ado, let me take you on a ride of some of the greatest songs by Akon.
Find a song better than this one to rock with. Tough, isn't it? With straight bars from Eminem and chorus from Akon that you want to sing as soon as you listen to it are the things that make this song so unique. It is often regarded as the best song ever by Akon, and I also believe the same.
This unforbidden love tale is something that we all adore. 'Don't Matter' went on to become Akon's first solo U.S. number-one single and was even named in '100 Best Songs of 2007' by Rolling Stone.
The lead single from Akon's third studio album, Freedom is without a doubt one of his best works till date. The song is still fun to listen to and if you are feeling a bit low, just put on its lyrics and jam with Akon, I can guarantee that it will lift you up.
If you have not heard this, then I am sorry, but you have missed out on one of the excellent tracks ever. The song brilliantly sums up a relationship which many people would relate to.
The Grammy-nominated hit by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg went on to become Akon's #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also has a clean version that goes by the name of 'I Wanna Love You,' and let me tell you that both of them are awesome.
The song takes you way far from R&B and also lets the world know how many different things Akon has in his arsenal. The song features two of Akon's proteges, Kardinal Offishall and Colby O'Donis bringing different elements on the track.
The song's lyrics are too good to make you cry. Every single line hits your brain and heart at the same time. The track is one of my favorites by Akon, and the reason is the message and lyrics of it.
Akon's first single gave the audience street feel which allowed him to connect with people on personal level. His later songs lacked this, but it was some strategy that worked brilliantly for the singer.
The fourth track from Akon's debut studio album, Trouble peaked at #30 Billboard Hot 100 and achieved more success in the United Kingdom. The song is fun, and that's something that we will enjoy when coming from Akon.
A dream collaboration, isn't it? When Akon and Michael Jackson released a duet track, fans all across the globe were more than just excited. Voice of both singers complimented each other and gave the world a song that will be cherished forever.
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