Top 10 Outkast singles: ‘Hey Ya’ and more

January 13 15:31 2014

Coachella 2014 sold out within three hours. The festival will feature a variety of acts from Arcade Fire to Lorde but one main headliner is getting a majority of the attention. Coachella will feature the reuniting of Outkast. Outkast formed back in 1992, and features the musical genius of rappers André “André 3000” Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton.

Outkast had hit after hit when they were producing music. From “In Due Time,” featuring Cee Lo Green to “Hey Ya,” the duo was seen all over the music charts. As a group, Outkast combined elements of hip-hop, pop and rap in away that easily translated into the mainstream music industry. is counting down the top ten Outkast singles. From “Git Up, Git Out” to “Rosa Parks,” Outkast is back in a big way and fans are already counting down the days until the duo reunites on stage for Coachella 2014 in front of thousands.

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10. Elevators (Me & You)

Outkast has the ability to take any single and add a fresh yet sexy vibe to it. “Elevators (Me & You) is a great example of how the duo could take a simple R&B single and take it to the next level.

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9. In Due Time ft. Cee Lo Green

Before Cee Lo Green was Cee Lo Green, he worked on a song with Outkast. The song became an instant fan favorite.

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8. Player’s Ball

“Player’s Ball” showcases the musicianship and lyrical talent that Outkast has. They aren’t afraid of going outside of the box and experimenting with their musical sound.

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7. Git Up, Git Out

“Git Up, Git Out” was featured Outkast’s debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik back in 1994. This was one of the first songs that helped introduced the duo in the mainstream music industry.

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6. So Fresh, So Clean

The song that can become stuck in the head of a listerner within moments, “So Fresh, So Clean” showcased the fun and upbeat side to the duo and fans responded highly to this modern single.

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5. Rosa Parks

Released back in 1998, “Rosa Parks” is a classic Outkast song and is a fan favorite. The single is catchy and the lyrics paint a masterful wordsmith landscape for this fun/upbeat song.

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4. The Way You Move

“The Way You Move” featured Sleepy Brown and was one of the songs that really helped to skyrocket Outkast to fame. With this single and a few others, the duo moved from the rap, hip & hop genre into top forty pop.

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3. Ms. Jackson

Ms. Jackson was released in January 2001 as the second single from the bands fourth album Stankonia. The song was aggressive, sexy and modern. It charted on the tops and brought even more attention to the ever growing popular duo.

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2. Roses

“Roses” along with “Hey Ya” helped to send Outkast into the mainstream. The single was released back in 2003 when the duo released their double feature Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

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1. Hey Ya

The song that asked everyone if they could lend the duo some sugar because after all Outkast was their neighbor. “Hey Ya’ is by far the most popular single released by Outkast and cemented their spot in mainstream music history.

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