Heavy D whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers was a Jamaican-born American rapper, actor, and record producer. He was one of the most iconic rappers of the ’90s and was the leader of the group Heavy D & the Boyz. He is known for his high-energy performances and unique style. Furthermore, this music is a mix of hip-hop, R&B, and soul, and it resonates with fans all over the world. However, he started making music in the late 1980s and continued making hits until he died in 2011. Finally, in this article, we are going to discuss the Best Heavy D Songs of All-Time;
10. The Overweight Lover’s in the House
This song is about Heavy D being attracted to women of all shapes and sizes. He raps about how he loves curvy women and how they make him feel. It was released in the year 1987 as one of the top tracks in the album Living Large. Furthermore, the Overweight Lover’s in the House was written by Heavy D and Eddie F while the production part was done by Teddy Riley. According to The L Magazine, his fans appreciated this song and for that reason, it picked up at number 15 in the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. It has featured as a soundtrack in several films, TV shows, and movies like How to Be Single, The Heat, and Big Momma’s House.
9. We Got Our Own Thang
Released in the year 1989, We Got Our Own Thang is a big hit that reaches number three on the U.S. R&B charts. Marley Marl produces the song, and it features Heavy D rapping about how he and his friends are doing just fine. They’re fine with their styles, and don’t need to change for anyone. However, despite the song’s misogynistic message, it was a popular party anthem at the time. This song made its way into the movie and film industry featuring as a soundtrack in the films House Party and New Jack City. It is one of the top tracks in the album Big Tyme.
8. Now That We Found Love
Now That We Found Love is a song about the feeling of finally falling in love with the right person. Heavy D sings that he has found the love of his life and is trying to figure out what to do next. This song was released in the year 1991 as the lead single in the album Peaceful Journey. However, it was quite a hit that received several nominations including the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Rap Artist. This song reached number five on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs and has featured in many movies and TV shows including the film Men in Black.
7. Is It Good To You
This song is about a man expressing his love for his lady and making sure she feels comfortable and happy. Heavy D sings about all the things he would do to make her feel good like caressing her carefully to make sure she knows she’s the only one he has eyes for. He sings it in 1991 as one of the top tracks in the album Peaceful Journey, and it reaches number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. From the very beginning, the song sucks you in with a breathtaking beat that makes you want to groove along. This song has been used as a soundtrack in several movies and TV shows like the film Boyz n the Hood and the TV show Martin.
6. Money Earnin’ Mt. Vernon
Released in the year 1987, Money Earnin’ Mt. Vernon is a song about Heavy D’s hometown of Mount Vernon, New York. He sings about what happens on the streets and how people are trying to make money. The song was produced by Teddy Riley and was written by Heavy D and Riley. The song is the second single from his debut album, Living Large. It peaked at number sixty-two on the Billboard Hot 100. This song has been used as a soundtrack in several TV shows, films, and movies like Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, American Gangster, and more.
5. We Write The Songs
We Write The Songs is a song about how Heavy D and The Boyz are the best songwriters in the game. This song is a celebration of their success as songwriters, and it’s also a declaration of their love for music. According to Billboard.com, this song featured Marley Marl and Heavy D who came together and created a timeless track. They complimented each other’s flows and made a hit song that reached number three on the Billboard R&B charts. However, the song is in movies and films including the film CBGB and Luke Cage.
4. They Reminisce Over You
This song is about a young man who is remembering his difficult upbringing. Raised by a single mother who gave birth to him at 18 years of age. Being the firstborn child, he had to watch his mother struggle to provide for him. Their biological father neglected them. Ten years later, his mother marries a man who accepts him and his sister giving them a father’s love. However, Heavy D, Pete Rock, and CL Smooth are the writers. It has featured as a soundtrack in several TV shows, films, and movies such as Boyz n the Hood, Menace II Society, and Notorious.
3. Gyrlz, They Love Me
Gyrlz, They Love Me is a song about how many girls love Heavy D. This song is one of the many that helped propel Heavy D into the mainstream media. It is one of the top tracks in the album Big Tyme and picked at number thirty-six on the Hip Hop/R&B charts. Furthermore, it is a song in the film Boyz n the Hood.
2. Somebody For Me
Somebody For Me is a song about a man searching for a lover. According to Spin, it was released in the year 1989 and is among the top tracks in the album Big Tyme. However, this track was loved by his fans and reached number six on the Billboard R&B chart. Heavy D and Eddie F are the writers and Teddy Riley the producer. It has featured as a soundtrack in some films & movies like In Too Deep, Mr. Deeds & You Got Served.
1. Got Me Waiting
Got Me Waiting is a song about someone yearning for love and affection. Having been released in the year 1994 as one of the top tracks on the album Nuttin’ but Love, this song did amazing reaching number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and number nine on the R&B charts. The song talks about how Heavy D is waiting for his girl to show him some love. He is sick and tired of waiting around, but he will continue to wait because he loves her. However, being a hit song, Got Me Waiting is a soundtrack in several movies.