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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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Ill Communication
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276 61
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258 69
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Licensed to Ill
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286 72
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Hello Nasty
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267 66
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Licensed to Ill
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207 43
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Ill Communication
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223 54
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Licensed to Ill
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150 35
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Paul's Boutique
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149 43
Ch Ch Check It Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
To the 5 Boroughs
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172 55
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Paul's Boutique
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94 25
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Licensed to Ill
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116 33
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Check Your Head
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129 42
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Ill Communication
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135 48
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Licensed to Ill
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139 52
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Licensed to Ill
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108 46
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97 33
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93 33
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Ill Communication
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138 64
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85 32
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77 34
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62 24
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46 20
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Paul's Boutique
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29 6
The New Style is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
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55 25
Egg Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beastie Boys Songs
Paul's Boutique