33 Best XXXTentacion Songs EVER

Before his untimely death, XXXTentacion was en route to being a global superstar. The rapper made a name for himself for his controversial music style, typically featuring dark and frequently violent bars. While X is gone, his music lives on. Here are the best XXXtentacion songs of all time.

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“SAD!” by XXXTentacion

Song year: 2018

“SAD!” is a standout single from XXXTentacion's 2018 album, ?. Released just a month before his demise, “SAD!” keeps things short and sweet, with X working with a more traditional song structure for a smash that earned mammoth success.

The moody and mysterious production is powered by X's vocals and nonchalantly gloomy bars. “SAD!” expresses the narrator's struggle with acute depression caused by the problems of his failed romantic relationship.

It's probably XXXTentacion's best song of all time, hitting immense success after his death. “SAD!” broke Spotify's single-day streaming record and landed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

Sad

“Moonlight” – A Famous XXXTentacion Song

Song year: 2018

“Moonlight,” an animated and upbeat hit, is arguably the best single from X's ? album. The song is highlighted with a catchy hook that is both distinctive and infectious.

X flexes excellent vocals and some mumble rap bars over an odd trap-inspired beat. The lyrics mainly feature X lavishing praises on his lover. “Moonlight” was the last music video the rapper filmed before his death, making it go viral on YouTube.

Moonlight

“BAD!” – A XXXTentacion Love Song

Song year: 2018

“BAD!” is X's posthumous single from his 2018 studio album, Skins. Despite the seemingly contradicting title, “BAD!” is a love song. In the song, X expresses his need for his girl's affection. The narrator says he has heard about how ‘bad' the girl is, and that's one of the main reasons he wants her love.

Most Skins tracks feel unfinished because it was released posthumously minus X's final contribution. However, X's graceful, emotional vocals and swirling synthesizers go a long way toward making “BAD!” one of his best tracks on the album.

Bad

“Arms Around You” by XXXTentacion feat. With Lil Pump, Maluma & Swae Lee

Song year: 2018

Rappers Lil Pump and XXXTentacion collaborated with the Colombian singer Maluma and Swae Lee, the American singer, to produce one of the best songs, “Arms Around You.” This song was a global crossover track with Latin, alternative, hip-hop, and pop influences.

This song has a unique story. Initially, it was a collaboration between Rio Santana and X. The duo wrote and recorded the song while Mally Mall, Skrillex, and JonFX handled the production. After X's death, the record label took it and included other co-features.

Arms Around You

“Look at Me!” – XXXTentacion's First Song

Song year: 2015

“Look at Me!” is the song that introduced XXXTentacion to the world, with its spooky Mala sample, distorted bass, and jittery rapping. The artist's lead single quickly became a global sensation, especially among teenagers, evident in becoming platinum in 2017.

However, the song's throbbing, anxiety-laden lyrics have nothing to do with teens—it primarily focuses on X's love life, specifically his affinity for a specific type of intimate engagement. “Look at Me” depicts a promiscuous, drug, and violent culture, which X portrays via pompous lyrics representing his mentality. XXXTentacion's first song showed a sign of things to come.

Look At Me

“Sauce!” by XXXTentacion

Song year: 2019

“Sauce!” is another hit with an animated video. The song is about, you guessed it, having sauce. He claims he's saucing on people, whether it's those under him (him being a boss) or of course the opposite sex.

Sauce

“Changes” feat. PnB Rock by XXXTentacion

Song year: 2018

XXXTentacion partnered with PnB Rock in “Changes” to deliver heartbreak against sentimental instrumentals. This tune was X's last released song, the second single in his second studio album, ?. The song gives some insight into romantic relationships from X's perspective, and many feel it is closely tied to his personal life.

“Changes” depicts the narrator's pain because his lover has changed, set to a melancholy piano tune. The rapper is still emotionally attached to her, but she has become aloof, which breaks his heart.

“Jocelyn Flores” by XXXTentacion

Song year: 2017

“Jocelyn Flores” is named after X's friend who committed suicide in 2017. The song is a tribute to the friend, with the rapper oscillating between what he wishes could be and what he knows is the reality of a traumatized existence.

This song is driven by melancholy guitar riffs and X's gloomy vocals, a perfect ballad to the lonely. Its production features a sample of Potsu's “I'm Closing My Eyes,” a hip-hop tune with Shiloh vocals that inspire longing as they blend into muted percussion.

“Revenge” by XXXTentacion

Song year: 2017

X exhibited sonic versatility in “Revenge,” a standout acoustic track from his breakthrough studio album, 17. He goes outside his signature rapper tag, showcasing his vocal range and crooning harmonization throughout the song against an acoustic guitar accompaniment.

The song is an ode to the rapper's departed friend, Jocelyn Flores, who committed suicide. “Revenge” is the ideal go-to track if you seek an emotional piece by X—simply beautiful, calming melodies that will soothe your soul.

“bad vibes forever” by XXXTentacion feat PnB Rock & Trippie Redd

Song year: 2019

The title track from X's last album, “bad vibes forever,” is a masterpiece that features his rapper friends, Trippie Redd and PnB Rock. This song is about the rappers' affection and devotion to their lovers. The rappers can be heard pleading with their partners to stick by them through thick and thin.

The trio swapped verses, harmonizing throughout the song against acoustic guitar instrumentation. Moreover, its flaws add to the poignancy of “bad vibes forever”—a clear indication that it's an incomplete version of a piece X worked on before his death.

“Everybody Dies in Their Nightmares” by XXXTentacion

Song year: 2017

Another special delivery by XXXTentacion from his debut studio album is on our list. “Everybody Dies In Their Nightmares” reflects on suicidal thoughts, showcasing X's consistency in expressing his opinions, including controversial ones.

This song is unarguably the best musical piece ever released by X, peaking at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019. The superstar rapper lays rapid-fire bars on a Potsu-produced acoustic instrument that samples Shilo Dynasty's July 27, 2015.

“HOPE” by XXXTentacion

Song year: 2018

Unlike X's typical reflective tracks, “HOPE” is a dedication to victims of a heinous mass killing. The incident happened at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with a former student gunning down seventeen people in 2018.

The Florida-born rapper delivered an intense yet sensitive ballad about survivor guilt and the struggles of remaining alive after the tragedy. He expresses his grief and uncertainty at not understanding how he can assist the survivors in recovering when he can't see the light at the end of the tunnel within himself.

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