songs The Best Roots Songs of All Time  

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List of The Roots songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. Most people at this point might know The Roots better as the dexterous house band for The Tonight Show, but they landed that gig after establishing an over fifteen year career of sonic adventure. Started in high school by voracious audiophile Questlove and nascent rapper Black Thought, The Roots evolved over the years from a live hip-hop band to musical journeymen recording with people as diverse as Booker T to Elvis Costello. What's most remarkable though is the consistency of their recorded output. They have peaks and valleys like any other artist, but a mediocre Roots track is few and far between.

The Roots' well known singles You Got Me and Here I Come are here as well as a plethora of ringers that come from nearly every one of their albums. If you think something's slipped by us or you have your own Roots era you'd like to highlight, add or rerank away. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.

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You Got Me Things Fall Apart

The Best Roots Albums of All Time The Best Frontmen in Rock

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What They Do Illadelph Halflife

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Mellow My Man Do You Want More?!!!??!

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The Next Movement Things Fall Apart

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Proceed Do You Want More?!!!??!

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The Seed (2.0) Phrenology

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How I Got Over How I Got Over

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Don't See Us Things Fall Apart

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The Fire How I Got Over

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Break You Off Phrenology

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Here I Come Game Theory

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Dynamite! Things Fall Apart

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Now or Never How I Got Over

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Without a Doubt Things Fall Apart

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Doin’ It Again How I Got Over

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Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New Things Fall Apart

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Adrenaline! Things Fall Apart

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Sacrifice Phrenology

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Dear God 2.0 How I Got Over

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Rock You Phrenology

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Tomorrow ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

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Water Phrenology

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Thought @ Work Phrenology

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Pussy Galore Phrenology

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The Lesson, Part 1 Do You Want More?!!!??!

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Game Theory Game Theory

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Don’t Feel Right Game Theory

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Quills Phrenology

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Star/Pointro The Tipping Point

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Don’t Say Nuthin’ The Tipping Point

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Hustla How I Got Over

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In the Music Game Theory

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Respond/React Illadelph Halflife

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Long Time Game Theory

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Guns Are Drawn The Tipping Point

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Step Into the Realm Things Fall Apart

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I Can’t Help It Rising Down

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Singing Man Rising Down

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Lighthouse undun

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When the People Cheer ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

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Black Rock ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

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The Dark (Trinity) ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

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Make My undun

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One Time undun

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Rising Down Rising Down

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? vs. Rahzel Do You Want More?!!!??!

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The Spark Things Fall Apart

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Act Too (The Love of My Life) Things Fall Apart

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Criminal Rising Down