Jeanius Top 5: Best David Guetta Songs
David Guetta was ahead of the curve on this new Electo-Hop that artists like Pitbull and Flo Rida have embraced, and taken their careers to international levels. When people said that electronic music would never be popular in the United States, he believed, and it has paid off big time. Many people don’t know this, but David Guetta started out as a hip hop DJ, and ever since he stared he wanted to fuse the two genres of music, and he has definitely accomplished that in a great way. Of all of the electro DJ’s/Producers who fuse with Hip Hop; Diplo, Tiesto, and Afrojack, to name a few, Guetta is not only my favorite, but the most successful, in my opinion, which is why I have chosen to list his Top 5 songs!
“One Love,” (ft. Estelle) in all honesty this song could have easily landed at #1, when the One Love album came out, in the summer of 2009, this was my most played song on the CD, but one of the songs from Nothing But the Beat, convinced me to drop this song out of the Top 5. Also from the Nothing But the Beat, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne were featured on a song called, “I Can Only Imagine,” nothing spectacular, but a cool song nonetheless.
#5 “Night of Your Life” (ft. Jennifer Husdon)
This song is from Guetta’s latest, Nothing But The Beat, and features Jennifer Hudson’s amazing vocals. I think that might be the reason this song is this high on the list, because she sounds great on this song, many times when artists branch out to different styles of music they sound out of place, but she sounds natural on this track. The song is basically about getting a commitment from a dude in order for him to have “the night of his life.” The future Mrs. Otunga sounds flawless on the song, too bad she has horrible taste in men, hey Jen I’m single 🙂
#4 “When Love Takes Over” (ft. Kelly Rowland)
This was the song that made me begin to take notice of Guetta, I first read about this song on Billboard, after I was introduced to his music through he Poplife album. This was around the same time I was really being introduced to this type of music, so having an artist I was familiar with helped make it easier to get into. So this was the song that got me toward wanting to hear more from Guetta, and got me excited for his One Love, album. This song led to Kelly working more with Guetta, which lead to “Commander,” which lead to Kelly getting another solo record deal. So Guetta is reviving careers out here, let’s see what he can do with 50 Cent, as the two are currently working on together 50’s new project together.
#3 “Without You” (ft. Usher)
One of my favorite terms, which I got from my favorite ESPN analyst, Skip Bayless, is prisoner of the moment. Which he uses whenever someone talks about how much better something current is over some that’s been tested. With that being said I could have gone prisoner of the moment here, and almost said that this was Guetta’s best song, since it is his biggest hit, and one of my favorite current songs. And the song, while great, can’t be put it at the top of the list just yet. Let’s see how I feel about it in a year or two, or even a few months. This song sounds like classic Usher over a beat that isn’t too house, which allows for people who don’t like that type of music to enjoy this song.
#2 “Love Is Gone” (ft. Chris Willis)
This was the song that started it all, when I first heard this song, I thought David Guetta was the guy singing the song, only to later find out that he was a DJ/Producer. After listening to and downloading this song, it got me interested in Guetta’s music, so I downloaded his Poplife album, and while I enjoyed it, I wouldn’t say it turned me into a fan, as it wasn’t until hearing that a lot of my favorite artists were working with Guetta on his One Love which was when I really became interested in listening to more of his music. The Guetta/Chris Willis combination, cranked out some quality songs, which is why I was a bit disappointed that he wasn’t featured on the Nothing but the Beat album.
And the #1 spot goes to: Drum-roll please
#1 “Memories” (ft. Kid Cudi)
While a lot of the songs from the One Love album, have stayed in heavy rotation for the past two and a half years, this is definitely (obviously) my favorite. I think the reason I like it so much is it reminds me of most of my nights, so it adds that personal touch. Kid Cudi is one of my favorite artists, and David Guetta is my favorite house DJ/Producer so that is clearly a recipe for success. It’s also cool to see Cudi featured on an upbeat song, which is different from his normal style!
What are your favorite David Guetta songs? Hit the comments & let me know!
More David Guetta Posts:
- David Guetta & Usher Perform “Without You” On Jimmy Kimmel Live & The Ellen Show
- Check Out David Guetta’s EMA Performance Ft. Ludacris Taio Cruz & Jessie J
- Jeanius Review: David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
Posted on December 5, 2011, in Blogs, Jeanius Thoughts, Music, Music Video, News and tagged David Guetta, Estelle, Jeanius Top 5, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland, Kid Cudi, Nothing But The Beat, Poplife, Usher. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.