beastie boys The Best Beastie Boys Songs

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List Rules Only Beastie Boys songs. No guest appearances, side projects or solo tracks

List of the best Beastie Boys songs ever recorded. This list contains all the most popular and "favorite" songs recorded by the Beastie Boys either on a studio album or during a live performance. (Songs by other artists featuring individual Beastie Boys members are not included.) Rap group The Beastie Boys were founded as a hardcore punk band in 1979. (The term "Beastie" was an acronym for "Beings Entering Anarchistic States Towards Internal Excellence.") For much of the group's existence, it was made up of three rappers - MCA (Adam Yauch), Mike D (Michael Diamond) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) - and DJ Mix Master Mike.

The band's first taste of mainstream success came in 1986 with the release of "Licensed to Ill." The album was the top-selling rap album of the decade, and the first rap album to hit #1 on the Billboard chart. Songs like "You Gotta Fight for your Right To Party" and "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" became iconic radio staples and helped define the band's sound for decades to come. Other popular albums included the critically praised "Paul's Boutique," the chart-topping "Ill Communication" and the band's final release, the experimental "Hot Sauce Committee."

On May 4, 2012, founding member MCA died following a prolonged battle with salivary gland cancer.

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Sabotage Ill Communication

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Paul Revere Licensed to Ill

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No Sleep Till Brooklyn Licensed to Ill

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Intergalactic Hello Nasty

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Brass Monkey Licensed to Ill

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Sure Shot Ill Communication

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Hey Ladies Paul's Boutique

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Shake Your Rump Paul's Boutique

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Rhymin & Stealin Licensed to Ill

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Ch Ch Check It Out is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Ch Ch Check It Out To the 5 Boroughs

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She's Crafty Licensed to Ill

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Pass the Mic Check Your Head

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Root Down Ill Communication

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Girls Licensed to Ill

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Get It Together Ill Communication

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Egg Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Egg Man Paul's Boutique

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Shadrach Paul's Boutique

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Car Thief is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Car Thief Paul's Boutique

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Flute Loop is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Flute Loop Ill Communication

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An Open Letter to NYC To the 5 Boroughs

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Jimmy James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Jimmy James Check Your Head

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The New Style is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
The New Style Licensed to Ill

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Triple Trouble To the 5 Boroughs

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Get on the Mic Paul's Boutique

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Hold It Now, Hit It is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Hold It Now, Hit It Licensed to Ill

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B‐Boy Bouillabaisse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
B‐Boy Bouillabaisse Paul's Boutique

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Something's Got to Give is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Something's Got to Give Check Your Head

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Heart Attack Man is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Heart Attack Man Ill Communication

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Hello Brooklyn Paul's Boutique

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Live at P.J.'s is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Live at P.J.'s Check Your Head

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Namaste is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Namaste Check Your Head

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Stand Together is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Stand Together Check Your Head

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Now Get Busy To the 5 Boroughs

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Pow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Pow Check Your Head

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Futterman's Rule is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Futterman's Rule Ill Communication

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The Update is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
The Update Ill Communication