Lizzo has been in the music industry for more than a decade, but it wasn’t until the last few years that she started gaining mainstream popularity. Known for her uptempo/feel-good sound, Lizzo’s music appeals to a wide variety of people all over the world. On top of her work as an artist, Lizzo’s personality has also resonated with lots of people. She has become a passionate advocate for self love and she often uses her platform to remind people that they should feel confident in who they are. Although it’s been about two years since the release of her last album, Lizzo is still riding high and her songs are still in rotation. Keep reading to see our take on the 10 best Lizzo songs of all time.
10. Be Still
Before Lizzo became a pop star, she was an alternative rapper and “Be Still” is a song from that time in her career. Since it was released before her big break, most casual Lizzo fans have probably never heard it. Although it sounds very different from her more recent work, “Be Still” is a great song that shows how versatile Lizzo is an artist.
9. The Fade
“The Fade” is a song off of Lizzo’s sophomore album, Big Grrrl Small World. The song is fun and energetic and features Lizzo spittin’ some pretty decent bars. That said, it’s clear that she was still at a point in her career where she was trying to find her sound which is why this song comes in at number eight.
8. Cuz I Love You
“Cuz I Love You” was released as the first single from Lizzo’s album of the same name which dropped in 2019. To say that “Cuz I Love You” isn’t your typical love song is an understatement, but it’s a love song nonetheless. Throughout the song, Lizzo sings about the uncomfortable feelings that come with falling in love for the first time, and it’s something that a lot of people can relate to.
To be honest, “Juice” sounds a lot like a Bruno Mars song so it’s not surprising that it was a hit. If you’re looking for a song that will lift your spirits and make you feel good about yourself “Juice” is the one you need to play. Lizzo shines on this track and her message of positivity is one that will stay with you long after the song goes off.
6. 1 Deep
“1 Deep” may not be one of Lizzo’s most popular songs, but it should have definitely gotten more attention. The song has an island vibe that is different from the rest of Lizzo’s music, but she still does her thing. Not only is “1 Deep” a fun song to listen to, but it’s also a great song to dance to.
5. Coconut Oil
“Coconut Oil” is the title track from Lizzo’s 2016 EP and it’s all about gratitude and self love. In the song, Lizzo sings, “I thought I needed to run and find somebody to love/But all I needed was some coconut oil/Don’t worry ’bout the small things, I know I can do all things/Mama always told me it would be alright/I thought I needed the rush, but there was never enough/’Cause all I needed was some coconut oil”. On top of great lyrics, Lizzo also kills it on the flute.
4. Ain’t I
Lizzo busts out her rapping skills once again on 2015’s “Aint I”. This song has a bit of a more aggressive tone than what Lizzo fans are probably used to hearing, but it works. “Aint I” has an interesting vibe because it sounds both old and new at the same time. This type of timelessness is usually the mark of a great song.
“Worship” is another one of those Lizzo songs that will simply make you feel good after hearing it. On “Worship” Lizzo’s vocals are full and powerful. If there was anyone who doubted her singing abilities during her rapping days, “Worship” is a great example of what she can do as a singer.
“Tempo” is one of those songs you can’t help but be hooked on after just one listen. With a feature from the legendary Missy Elliot, “Tempo” is infectious, fun, and liberating. Throughout the song, Lizzo shows love to thick girls all over the world by giving them something to dance to. This song was many people’s introduction to Lizzo and her music, and it was certainly a memorable way to learn about her music.
1. Good As Hell
If you’ve had a long day and you want to feel good as hell, this is one song you definitely want to have on your playlist. Not only is this one of Lizzo’s most popular songs, but it’s also one of her best. Mixed with positive lyrics and and a lovely beat, “Good As Hell” certainly lives up to its title.