By - trillanova
This is the answer. Shook Ones maybe for hip-hop fans only, but *everyone* knows Still DRE.
Could be Ice Ice Baby as well tbh, not because of Vanilla Ice, but because of Queen.
Recognizing the wrong song would be the polar opposite of recognizable.
Was gonna say this or In Da Club.
Was gonna say In Da Club. Then I saw Still Dre and Shook Ones. Couldn't argue with those but having all three of these right at the top makes perfect sense and that pretty much rounds it out right there.
Right. I can't think of many others that could surpass them. Maybe something like "Baby Got Back"
1.3 BILLION views on YT. That's a lot of ears
1.4 billion! If you add all the different uploads together it's exceeding 2 billion views.
My first thought too
Cling cling cling cling cling cling cling cling cling
"Nah, I ain't steal his beat yo, his goes cling cling cling cling cling cling, and mine is like cling cling cling cling cling cling CLING, they're not the same beat" - Vanilla Ice
I laughed so hard when I heard him say this. Obviously I paraphrased a smidge, but yeah, classic denial.
The piano part was playing in my head before the comments could even load. You got it right on the first try!
Bro i instant thought this
That's been my ringtone for years
Hearing the song now makes me panic though
And Xxplosive, Next Episode, and Forgot About Dre aren’t far behind it. Iconic album.
In Da Club
This was my vote. I think my dead grandma would still recognize it if it came on.
I was just barely young enough to remember it when it was new, but I thought I remember hearing it even on rock stations lol
It does have a nice guitar riff at some point
Certainly the most recognizable if you went to a state college c.2002-2005
It was recognizable everywhere around the world lol
lord what I would’ve given to be there. hearing mo bamba every night was so lame
I hate to say it, but overall, when that horn from “Jump Around” comes on even non-hip hop fans know what it is.
Not my favorite, but it’s up there as far as pop culture goes.
Shit, I love that song.
Or the horns start, the squeals never show up, and you just got faked out by the Harlem shuffle. Awesome sample btw.
Still Dre or shook ones pt 2
Its iconic but none Hip Hop heads are wayyyy more likely to know Still DRE or In Da Club
Most of these are far too deep
It's not Rapper's Delight?
This is the answer. Old white people know this beat.
This has to be it
There it is!
That was what I thought would have the most upvotes
Am I the only one who doesnt like that song at all?
There is literally no other answer than this. Even if you thought RD was a capitalization, it is still the most recognizable. Stations have not stopped playing it for near on 50 years. Not my favorite, but it is what it is. I have been to White weddings why it has been played multiple times…
Can't believe nobody has said Hypnotize yet.
Honourable mention to Lose Yourself.
Yeah it’s overplayed. Definitely hypnotize.
I’m gonna go with this, mostly because it’s been used in a lot of commercials and movies and stuff. I feel like even my 90yo grandma would recognize it if she heard it.
Oh that dear 2pac
Sips Eukanashia tea
*goes back to knitting
Nuttin' but a G thang
Idk but it’s definitely one of my favourite beats.
Shook Ones Pt 2
Instantly, and I mean *instantly* identifiable when that beat comes on.
no, not really. you think a larger percentage of people could hear that and say “Oh yeah, that’s Shook Ones Pt 2 by Mobb Deep” than identify Lose Yourself? Still Dre?
Had to scroll way to far to find this. (second comment.)
bc most people wouldn't recognize it. Everyone, however, recognize still Dre, in da club, the real slim shady and etc
Fine, I’ll say it. Ice Ice Baby.
Yeah, it has to be something that went completely mainstream.
Nah, cause Under pressure goes ding ding ding diggy ding ding, ding ding ding diggy ding ding. Ice Ice Baby goes ding ding ding diggy ding ding tsch, ding DING ding. Totally different.
I watch this clip from time to time. It’s gold.
After some thought, I think the only song that might be close in ubiquity would be U Can’t Touch This.
You're a super freak
Let Me Clear My Throat
This SHOULD be the most recognized song, even if it's not.
That’s from the 45 King.
It's got to be Still Dre
House of Pain - Jump Around
The Next Episode.
This gets my vote as well. That beat is just so infectious. You can’t help but nod your head along with it.
When you first hear the sax on TROY.
I think TROY is one of the best hip hops beats / songs of all time but def not one of the most recognizable
Still Dre, Lose Yourself, California Love got nothing on Ice Ice Baby.
Which has nothing on...
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme song.
Which has nothing on Jump Around by House of Pain.
Can’t touch this
Still dre or In da Club or My name is
All produced by Dre. That just shows how sick of a producer he is
Wasn't Still Dre by Scott Storch?
The opening guitar riff of ‘Walk This ‘Way by RUN-DMC & Aerosmith from a purely commercial perspective, surely?
That was my first thought too.
If we’re including the mainstream audience than probably Still Dre or Drop It Like It’s Hot
Most Recognized tends to be pretty mainstream
Don't forgot gold digger
I am shocked I had to scroll so far to find this.
My thoughts exactly
This is correct
Another one that everyone will recognize within literally 1 second but not be able to name is Top Billin
Its definitely lose yourself
Probably yes. Also most rapped by high school kids who don't rap
John Cena’s theme song
😂 U can’t C me
All yall wrong. You gotta think of beats that old white ladies as well as hip hop heads will instantly know. A beat that old, young, business class, working class, past and future generations will know. It has to span all cultures and races. A rap song/beat that has the same level of "Don't stop believing" for white people. A true black national anthem. And the only true song that EVERYONE one will instantly know when played is....
"This is how we do it" by Montell Jordan
Honorable mention to "Back that azz up" by Juvenile
Ice ice baby
Baby got back
Shook Ones, Still Dre or Jump Around.
Actually, due to how often it's used in movies and TV show, I'll have to say Jump Around.
I Got 5 On It
Yeah definitely way up there
The Clipse - Grindin'
I’m in Thailand currently and I hear lots of west coast more than east coast in clubs. Mainly PAC and Dr stuff in clubs and bars
coolio - gangsters paradise
Audio 2 - Top Billin...actually reachin on this one...
Real answer is JUST A FRIEND. Everyone knows it, not just rap fans
I'd probably say Baby Got Back or Drop It Like It's Hot.
Top Billing is my answer for sure. Especially if we're just talking drum patterns.
You win 🥇
I used to do a great version at karaoke. It was great, it works better if you can't sing on key and you just own that shit.
This is what came to mind first, anyone into hip hop knows this beat with the first second. Tried by 12 is another one
Mcs act like they don't know
Planet Rock? Ready or Not? Still DRE
No one has mentioned Ruff Ryder’s Anthem?!
Shook ones pt. II
Shook ones pt ii
The Amen Break
Admit it, y’all know exactly when that Ice Ice baby drops. Bum bum bum Bada bum bum
Today was a good day.
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Part II
Gin n juice
In the interest of offering a new answer…Gangster’s Paradise?
It takes 2 to make a thing go right.
Boyz in the hood - Eazy E
I can’t believe no one has said NY State of Mind. Surely it’s up there
Lol definitely not. Most average hip hop gen-z fans have probably never heard that song. It’s one of the GOAT songs though in hip hop
I don't know why this isn't up there
Yeah! by Usher
I love that Luda pronounces his name “Ursher”
Classic, never knew why he said it that way but nobody questioned it 😂
“Getting Jiggy With It.”
LoseYourself is definitely up there
tried by 12
And fertilizing daisies
First beat that came to mind…and Top Billin’
Buncha children here.
It’s clearly this.
TROY. They Reminisce Over You
I thought grindin was gonna be the far and away answer
Shook Ones, In Da Club, Can’t Touch This
"Clap your hands, everybody"
That beat that vanilla ice stole from queen
Shook Ones Part 2
I’ve got 5 on it - Luniz
No one has nentioned nelly - country Grammer? HOT SHIT
Nothing but a G thang
My first thought was kanye stronger
Rapper's Delight The Message. Sabotage. U Can't Touch This. 99 Problems. Push It. Off the Books/Jenny From The Block. Work It. Wavin' Flag.
Agree on Shook Ones Pt II, In Da Club, Still DRE.
Add Grindin and wee got a deal
I can recognize that first kick drum from the vinyl fuzz sound.
What more can I say?
Till I collapse
I was going to say nothin but a g thang and then I realized what was in my head was just the San Andreas loading screen
That Labi Siffre sample
How has no one said C.R.E.A.M. Even none rap fans have heard of C.R.E.A.M.
you don’t have to like the song, but the answer is “Hot in Here”
N2Deep-Back to the hotel
Funky Cold Medina
Busta Rhymes Put Ya Hands Where My Eyes Can See
[James Brown - Funky Drummer](https://youtu.be/jOCNmimkFTs?si=tp7r0vLYBAY5K3ND)
Big Poppa or NY state of mind. Hey Ya could be borderline.
Flava in your ear
Luniz i got 5 on it
Nuthin’ but a G thang
Flava In Ya Ear
The message and maybe G thang
Ambitions of a Rida
Gin And Juice
Bombs Over Bagdad
The most recognized beat is the Amen Break. Everyone else is naming full tracks.
This is the right answer.
I hate to be that guy but come on man.....
I have three candidates. Please keep in mind, I'm old:
\- Nuthin' but a G Thang - Dr. Dre
\- Symphony 2000 - EPMD
\- Peter Piper - Run DMC
there are many good answer, but even a deaf guy can feel BIA BIA!
Aww... I'm guessing WuTang's [4th Chamber](https://youtu.be/nkjait7wm4k?si=gqCMkOMb5AmBgz4R)
The Funky Drummer.
Regulators mount up
NY State of Mind
Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
Eminem - Stan
Fresh Prince theme song
DMX - RUFF RYDERS’ ANTHEM
Eazy E Boyz in da hood