Die Antwoord is a South African alternative hip-hop band comprising rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, along with DJ Hi-Tek and Lil2Hood. They are known for their controversial appearances and music videos, often featuring surrealist imagery.
They base their image on the South African counterculture movement known as zef. This group genre of music includes rave, electronic dance, and alternative hip hop. They have been making music since the year 2008. In this article, we are going to discuss the 10 Best Die Antwoord Songs of All-Time.
10. Pitbull Terrier
Pitbull Terrier is a song about being tough and not being bothered by anything that comes your way. It describes how someone should not be fazed by the challenges they face but rather overcome them.
According to Discotech, this song was released in 2014 and did very well, reaching number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 Hip Hop charts. Its popularity resulted in the song being featured in several movies and TV shows, including; Mortal Kombat X, Grand Theft Auto V, and Station 19.
9. Baby’s On Fire
Baby’s on Fire is a song about a man who is praising his lady. She glows with beauty and gives him all the love that he needs. This song was quite a sensation during its release in 2012.
It ranked number thirty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number forty-one on the ARIA singles chart. This song was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. It has also been featured as a soundtrack in the movie The Lego Batman Movie.
8. Beat Boy
Released in the year 2009, Beat Boy is a song about a boy who is secretly in love with a girl but is afraid to tell her. He fantasizes about them together and sings of his love for her. He is not afraid to confront anyone who will try and stop them from being together.
This song was featured in the movie Southpaw and the TV series Grey’s Anatomy during the episode Time After Time. This song was a huge hit that reached number twenty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Hip Hop charts. It was one of the best-selling tracks in the album $O$.
7. Ugly Boy
Ugly Boy is a song about a tough young man who loves his girl and cannot allow anything to come between them. He is very protective when it comes to his lady. He has a tough mentality that helps him overcome challenges he faces on a daily basis.
This song was released in 2014 and received much appreciation from the fans reaching number forty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number forty-four on the ARIA singles chart. This was the lead single in the album Donker Mag. This song has made its way into the movie and film industry featuring in the album, Choose Your Own Adventure and the movie Ted 2.
6. I Fink U Freaky
I Fink U Freaky is a song about a young man who is doing all he can to get ahead in his life despite the challenges he faces on a daily basis. He is focused and determined to make his dreams a reality despite all the obstacles he faces. According to Popnable, this song was featured in the film Face/Off, in which the guitarist Slash is seen playing this song live on his guitar at a concert. The song was released in 2012 and was the lead single in the album Tension. It was an instant hit that reached number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100.
5. Banana Brain
Banana Brain is a song about a couple who are madly in love with each other. They are romantic and are having a great time together. The man compliments his lady on how beautiful she is and says that she always amazes him. It is a song that any couple in love will relate to. It was released in 2016 as the lead single in the album Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid.
This song took a while to become a hit, eventually reaching number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and number thirty-seven on the ARIA singles chart. This song was featured in the movie, The Revenant and the TV series Nashville.
4. Age Of Illusion
Released in 2022, Age Of Illusion is a song about a person who is fantasizing about a world that is perfect and everyone there does what they like. Everyone is happy in this world of illusion, and there is no restriction on what one would like to do.
This song received huge appraisals from the fans reaching number thirty-nine on the Billboard Top 100 Charts. This song was one of the best-selling tracks in the album Age of Illusion. It has been featured in several films and movies like Silverton Siege and Jewel.
3. Baita Jou Sabela
This song is about a bad friend who backbites you and then pretends to be concerned about your well-being. It relates well with the current generation, whose loyalty to each other is questionable. The track was released in 2019 and was one of the best-selling songs in the album Baita Jou Sabela. The other featured artist in this song is Slagyster.
According to The Culture Trip, the song was applauded by fans and reached number sixteen on the Top 100 South African songs. It has been featured in movies like Losing Lerato and Sun Cry Moon.
This song is about a young woman who does not fit well in society. She feels alone in the midst of people because none of them understands her, like she needs to be understood.
This song was one of the group’s best-selling songs and reached number twenty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 South African songs. It has been used as a soundtrack in the movie Santana and Ring with Sugar, among others.
1. Future Baby
Regarded as one of the best Die Antwoord songs of all time, Future Baby is a track about a boy who spots a girl and promises himself that he will date her one day. He works hard to impress the girl and eventually gets her.
This was an incredible track that reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 South African songs. It was released in 2020 as the lead track in the album HOUSE OF ZEF. This song was used as a soundtrack in the album My Octopus Teacher.
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