The 25 Best Aaliyah Songs, Ranked

Debating the catalog of an icon

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I am so glad that I got to experience the early 2000s as a kid. While I don't remember a whole lot as I was quite young, one of my few memories from that time period is being a huge fan of Aaliyah—something that continues to this day. Actually, the word fan is an understatement—Aaliyah was my role model. You see, growing up I was the completely opposite of a girly girl (which still holds true), and having a major celebrity like Aaliyah on red carpets and national television interviews literally dressed in a tracksuit, shades, Nikes, and bandanas was something that was so cool to see as a young child—against the grain so to speak. I, along with others, not only loved Aaliyah's music, but we were also fans of her style, and wore Tommy Hilfiger specifically because of her. While we can go on and on about her fashion sense, that's actually not the topic of discussion at hand. Today we're going to be taking look at the best Aaliyah songs ever.

Making her debut in 1994, Aaliyah belongs to a select group of talented teens that made their introduction to the world in the mid-to-late 1990s along with the likes of Usher, Destiny's Child, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and more. An R&B songstress with an angelic voice that could also tackle the worlds of pop with a little bit of electronic, Aaliyah's professional music career starts with 1994's Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, and goes until her third and final self-titled masterpiece, Aaliyah, which hit shelves a month before her untimely passing at the age of 22-years-old. Let's take a look at her best.

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25. "Are You Feeling Me?"

24. "I Refuse"

23. "Come Back in One Piece"

22. "Don’t Know What to Tell Ya"

21. "Got to Give It Up"

20. "Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number"

19. "At Your Best (You are Love)" Stepper's Ball Remix

18. "I Don't Wanna"

17. "Journey to the Past"

16. "Come Over"

15. "Hot Like Fire"

14. "The One I Gave My Heart To"

13. "4 Page Letter"

12. "Miss You"

11. "At Your Best"

10. "Back & Forth"

9. "If You’re Girl Only Knew"

8. "Loose Rap"

7. "One in a Million" Remix

6. "We Need a Resolution"

5. "One in a Million"

4. "Rock the Boat"

3. "More Than a Woman"

2. "Are You That Somebody"

1. "Try Again"

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