Polo G rose to a position of prominence with the release of his debut studio album Die A Legend, but he built himself up on SoundCloud and YouTube in the beginning. Each of his albums has been a massive success, charting several singles apiece and even reaching the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2021.
In this article, we’ll go over the 15 best tracks Polo G has released so far in his young and promising career.
1. Martin & Gina
Polo G’s album The Goat charted 10 different singles on the Billboard charts, but its fifth single holds a special place in people’s hearts. It heavily references Martin Payne and Gina Waters to describe his own relationship with a girl and talks about how the relationship has only improved over time despite arguments now and then.
Martin & Gina rose to number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 22 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming a massive fan favorite.
RAPSTAR was truly the song that announced Polo G to the world and cemented his place as a huge up-and-coming star. It served as the third single on his 2021 album Hall Of Fame, discussing his rising fame and going over the ups and downs that come along with it. It was hugely praised by critics upon release, and fans ate the track up.
It would go on to become his first-ever number-one single, reaching the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Rhythmic chart, and the Rolling Stone Top 100 chart. Heck, it even made it to the top of the UK Hip-Hop/R&B chart and number three on the UK Singles chart.
3. Better Days
Better Days was a massive success for Polo G. It started out as a song produced by Swedish collective Neiked, featuring him and Mae Muller on the track. It was more of a pop anthem than anything else, but that didn’t deter him.
It eventually spawned the “Better Days challenge” on TikTok, helping the song earn well over one million streams fairly quickly. It also charted fairly well, breaking into the top 25 of the Hot 100 and making it to number 10 and 11 on the Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 charts, respectively.
Polo G’s Hall Of Fame album was epic, and Epidemic served as its lead single back in 2020. It was a heart-wrenching social commentary, discussing losing people close to him throughout his life and attacking gun violence in the US by calling it an epidemic.
It would go on to receive a platinum certification from the RIAA and was a fairly decent chart hit. It made it to number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The lead single from Polo G’s album The Goat back in 2019, Heartless was the perfect blend of blues and trap music that saw the rapper discuss the struggles he overcame growing up and his rise to success. It would wind up being a platinum song in both the US and Canada, just missing out on charting on the Hot 100 but peaking at number three on the Bubbling Under chart.
6. Pop Out
Pop Out was a super notable track for Polo G because it became both his and Lil Tjay’s first song to enter the Billboard charts. It debuted at number 95 on the chart, eventually peaking at number 11. It was such a success that it would also eventually go quadruple platinum in the US, a shocking success for being the third single to come from Die A Legend. The official remix of the song was titled Pop Out Again and released a few months later, this one saw Lil Tjay’s verses replaced by Lil Baby and Gunna.
Headshot was a foray into the sinister for Polo G, one of his best songs and one that was true to the harsh conditions he grew up in. It served as a warning for any enemies of his, Fivio Foreign’s, and Lil Tjay’s that anyone coming for them would be put down quickly. In the US, the track would go platinum and appear on several different charts. It made it to number 42 on the Hot 100 and 21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
8. Finer Things
Finer Things was one of the songs that really helped Polo G rise to fame. It accrued millions of streams and views quickly after being released in 2018 as the lead single for his Die A Legend album. He incidentally wrote the track while in jail in 2018, evolving from the drill style he started out with into something more melodic and approachable for fans.
9. GANG GANG
GANG GANG was a huge collaboration for Polo G that showed just how far he had risen in the rap game by the time his third album was released. He teamed up with Lil Wayne to produce what would become the fourth single release from the Hall Of Fame album. It would naturally add another platinum certification to his belt, something he had become almost accustomed to at this point in his career.
It was also a great chart success, rising to number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 13 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Internationally, it also charted in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Canada, and Australia.
10. Go Stupid
Go Stupid was the second single released from Polo G’s album The Goat, coming out in February 2020. Upon release, it immediately went viral on TikTok and other social media, earning thousands of listens and views for the rapper. It peaked at number 29 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 33 on the Rolling Stone Top 100. You can hear it on the soundtrack for the video game NBA 2K21 as well.
11. My All
My All is Polo G’s take on a breakup song. It features a beat that’s driven by an acoustic guitar, seeing the rapper mourn a lost love and discussing how the breakup has changed the way he looks at relationships as a whole. It just missed out on entering the Hot 100 but peaking at number two on the Bubbling Under chart and rose to number 50 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
As we all know by now ‘DND’ stands for ‘Do Not Disturb.’ Polo G’s song DND served as the third single on his 2020 album The Goat and was all about shutting out the world and drowning in dark thoughts. Mixing singing and rapping together, it’s a track that showed the rapper’s vulnerability and earned him another gold certification. The music video was released at the same time as the single and opened with him shutting off his phone and counting money.
13. Bad Man (Smooth Criminal)
Hall of Fame 2.0 is the 2021 reissue of Hall Of Fame, serving as both the sequel and deluxe edition of the album. Bad Man was the lead single of the reissue, an interpolation of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal that pays homage to the late legend. While the track wasn’t particularly loved by fans upon release, it was a big success for the rapper. It made it to number 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and broke the top 50 of the Hot 100, earning him another gold certification.
14. Bag Talk
Bag Talk was a return to the drill style for Polo G. A standalone single, it was composed during recording sessions in Chicago with Southside. It took his introspective talents and blended them with the speedy and aggressive drill rap style to talk about street life and his own origins. Not his best-charting track, it missed out on the Hot 100 but reached number seven on the Bubbling Under chart and peaked at number 41 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Distraction was another standalone single to come out of Polo G’s camp in 2022. It was his first official single since the release of Hall Of Fame 2.0, stemming again from sessions with Southside. This one was a big hit, breaking into the top 40 of the Hot 100, claiming number seven on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and even entering the Global 200 and peaking at number 65.
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