’12 Best Singles: #6 G.O.O.D. Music “Mercy”

These days, posse cuts may seem oversaturated and underwhelming, but Cruel Summer‘s lead single was the complete opposite. Over a chopped up hook and a Fuzzy Jones soundbwoy-sample, Yeezy’s collective individually delivered. Big Sean takes off from the starting line with his repetitive flow while the metaphors from Pusha T soon followed behind (“I’m red leather, I’m cocaine, I’m Rick James, ho”). As the Scarface theme music slowly creeps in, Kanye pulls up with his boastful raps. However, it’s 2 Chainz’ closing verse that’s the song’s true blessing (“I’m drunk and high at the same time, drinking champagne on the airplane”). Oh, mercy me. Now that’s the true champion sound.

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  • Kunta Kente

    WOW I”m shocked it wasnt #1. This shit was played out after a week

  • true

    all the way down here at #6 eh? now i know y’all done fucked up

  • Dashing

    Number 6 woulda been number 1 to me….

    But then again I thought “2 Chainz’ closing verse that’s the song’s true blessing” would make the list of best guest verses and it didn’t. No “Clique” then? I wouldn’t rank that higher than “Mercy” even with Jay on it.

    Permanent head scratch.

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  • Booby Boi

    fuck this song cosing at kunta kente. why is everyone on this songs jock?

  • quese

    I would say its in the top 3

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  • Donn

    This song bumps like a mothafucka

  • CaliSteppin

    Dam 6 is low for this song. It had the summer on lock

  • Mister B

    This should most def be in top 3

  • GreenBeitz

    ^^^^^^^literally couldnt escape this song anywhere…

  • GreenBeitz

    revenge of the nerds^^^^

  • Jaymalls

    top 3 IMO… but it aint my site nor is it my list… so i aint mad!

  • Black Shady

    its definitely top 3

  • B.A.G.

    And the number one single belongs to………. RICK ROSS! What a shocker. just watch

  • JHP

    Really? Mercy isn’t #1? WTF is wrong with yall?

  • White Noise

    “Mercy” was the song of the year, without a doubt. What other song was popping like this? #6? Get the fuck out of here.

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