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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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325 72
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251 55
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244 59
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No Sleep Till Brooklyn Licensed to Ill

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266 65
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Intergalactic Hello Nasty

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237 63
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Paul Revere Licensed to Ill

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203 47
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Brass Monkey Licensed to Ill

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189 39
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Sure Shot Ill Communication

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163 49
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Hey Ladies Paul's Boutique

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132 32
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Shake Your Rump Paul's Boutique

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86 17
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Rhymin & Stealin Licensed to Ill

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134 42
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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128 43
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She's Crafty Licensed to Ill

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103 27
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Pass the Mic Check Your Head

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115 37
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Root Down Ill Communication

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127 48
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Girls Licensed to Ill

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126 57
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85 29
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Get It Together Ill Communication

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87 31
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100 42
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75 30
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69 31
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53 22
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47 21
Egg Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Egg Man Paul's Boutique

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37 18
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Shadrach Paul's Boutique

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36 17
Flute Loop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Flute Loop Ill Communication

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43 25
Car Thief is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Car Thief Paul's Boutique

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40 22
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42 25
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An Open Letter to NYC To the 5 Boroughs

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22 4
The New Style is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
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28 15
Jimmy James is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Jimmy James Check Your Head

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34 23
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Triple Trouble To the 5 Boroughs

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29 20
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25 18
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28 21
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Get on the Mic Paul's Boutique

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15 4
Hold It Now, Hit It is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
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12 8
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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10 6
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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15 16
Heart Attack Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Heart Attack Man Ill Communication

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25 27
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Hello Brooklyn Paul's Boutique

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7 6
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7 7
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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7 8
Namaste is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Namaste Check Your Head

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4 6
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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2 7
Pow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Pow Check Your Head

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3 9
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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1 7
The Update is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
The Update Ill Communication