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Top 35 Best SZA Songs of All Time

SZA’s real name is Solana Imani Rowe. She is a critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter and has a couple of albums and several commercially successful singles to her name. Over her short career, she’s collaborated with several famous artists, such as Kendrick Lamar and Doja Cat. These helped to gain her more exposure in the mainstream.

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The best SZA songs of all time are a cool mix of R&B, Neo-Soul, and Pop vocals that stand out in the crowd. She is one of the few artists currently in the music industry that can straddle that fine line of respect, pop stardom, and critical acclaim. So, let’s check out some of the most famous SZA songs that have already elevated her to iconic status.

Best SZA Songs of All Time

Top 35 Best SZA Songs of All Time

1 Kill Bill

The title of the song, “Kill Bill,” is a reference to Quentin Tarantino’s movies of the same name. Some fans might not think this should be in the top spot on this list, but I would seriously argue that. Commercially, it’s possibly the best-selling SZA song. And it is also one of the most critically acclaimed tracks from her second studio album, SOS, which was released in 2022.

This track showed quite a lot of maturity when compared to her first album. The chorus is catchy and funny unless you are her ex-boyfriend, of course. 

The single was released in January of this year. But it’s already hit #2 on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts in the US and #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It’s charted amazingly high on a global level and catapulted her stardom to another level.

2 The Weekend

“The Weekend” is a Grammy-nominated track that was the lead single from her first studio album, Ctrl. It was written by the legendary Pop star Justin Timberlake and the even more legendary producer Timbaland. 

“The Weekend” was initially released in September 2017 and was many people’s introduction to her music. If you listen to the lyrics, it’s about modern-day hook-up culture. So, it has some very topical subject matter that is very prominent today.

For obvious reasons, it didn’t chart as well as some of her newer stuff. But that’s because she didn’t have the same exposure back then as she does today. It still made the Top 30 of the Hot 100 Billboard Charts in the US and put her name on the map. So, it’s quite an important track in the development of her career, and it’s a cool song.

3 20 Something

Oh, what it’s like to be a 20-something! They are supposed to be the greatest days of your life. “20 Something” is not as happy as it should be. It’s filled to the brim with vulnerability and inferiority. It’s another song from her debut album, and it’s quite a sad and reflective track that shows another side of her. She’s very emotional on this track, and you can even hear it in her vocal delivery.

I think this is a classic R&B song that could’ve quite easily been released in the early 2000s because it has a timeless quality about it. This heartfelt love ballad should hook you from the beginning, and if not, I am not sure you are an SZA fan.

4 Shirt

“Shirt” is the third single from her 2022 SOS album. It massively trended on TikTok, which gave it the perfect boost it needed. Lyrically, it’s quite a dark song and shows another side of the artist. The track was produced by Freaky Rob and Darkchild and has a slow tempo R&B and Neo-Soul vibe that you don’t often hear in modern-day pop charts.

It reached the Top 20 on music charts across the United Kingdom, Australia, USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and many more. The tempo change in the middle of the track is also something you don’t often hear in modern Pop songs. I love this track, and it totally deserves its place as one of the best SZA songs of all time.

5 Blind

The third single of her SOS album, “Blind,” was released in December 2022 in the lead-up to Christmas. She debuted the single when she performed live on SNL to great commercial success and critical acclaim. The introspective subject matter is quite deep and full of thought and intelligence. Things she is now getting famous for.

It peaked at #1 on both the Hot 100 Billboard Charts and the Billboard Global 200. As a result, it’s one of her most successful tracks, if not her most successful. It currently has gold status in the US and is already on its way to becoming a platinum hit. 

6 Nobody Gets Me

“Nobody Gets Me” was released on 6 January 2023 and is the fourth single from the most recent SOS album. It’s like a Pop-R&B love ballad from the early 2000s that’s found its way into the 2020s. And that’s probably because it sounds so great. It’s a song about a breakup, and everyone can relate to that. SZA does a fantastic job when she tells stories in her music, and this is one of the best.

It did very well on a commercial level, peaking at #10 on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts in the US. The track sold well right across North America, Europe, and even Australia and New Zealand. SZA has a massive global fanbase, and the success of this song in all markets just goes to prove that fact.

7 Good Days

The lead single from her new SOS album is the cool and dreamy “Good Days.” It was produced by Punch & Top Dawg and has a Neo-Soul-sounding vibe that hits you deep. It’s a track that tries to be positive, although it sounds like SZA is battling with her emotions through all of it.

The song is already 4x platinum in the USA and peaked at #9 on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts. It ranked high in charts across the world and is one of the biggest SZA songs of all time in terms of sales and critical acclaim. 

8 Broken Clocks

“Broken Clocks” is one of her earlier releases from 2018. A promotional single from her debut album that introduced her to fans across the globe. When it first came out, it wasn’t a massive commercial hit. Although, it did just make the Hot 100 Billboard Charts. 

Over time, it became a firm favorite with fans and is now certified 4x platinum in the USA, so it did age like fine wine. In the end, it turned out to be one of her biggest commercial hits. 

The subject matter is about how SZA tries to balance and manage her music life with her personal life and relationships. It’s a difficult balance for anyone. The dreamy and laid-back production really sets the tone for the entire album.

9 All the Stars by Kendrick Lamar (feat. SZA)

I wanted to keep the SZA collaborations on this list to a minimum. But, I could not ignore “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar, which featured SZA. The track came out in January 2018 and was the lead single from the 2018 Black Panther motion picture soundtrack. It was nominated at the Golden Globes Awards, the Academy Awards, and the Grammy’s.

“All the Stars” was a massive hit across the world due to its part in the movie. It placed in the Top 10 of charts right across the globe and peaked at #7 on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts in the US. Currently, it has double-platinum status in America, sold over eight million copies in Sweden, and 1.2 million units in the United Kingdom. 

10 Kiss Me More by Doja Cat (feat. SZA)

Loads of tracks that could’ve been placed on this list of the Top 10 SZA songs. But I thought that “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat featuring SZA should be on here somewhere. It was released in April 2021 as a single for Doja Cat’s Planet Her album and is regarded as a massive commercial hit for the duo. That album has seven singles and is regarded as one of the best Pop Music LPs in recent times.

The song enjoys a soulful and up-tempo Pop and R&B-inspired vibe that is very infectious. It even won a Grammy Award in 2021 for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and was nominated in several categories. 

“Kiss Me More” was the first-ever Grammy in the careers of both Doja Cat and SZA, so it was a monumental track for the pair. It made #3 on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts in the US and charted high right across the Western World.

11 Supermodel

12 Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)

13 Drew Barrymore

14 Garden (Say It Like Dat)

15 Go Gina

16 The Other Side (with Justin Timberlake)

17 Child’s Play (feat. Chance The Rapper)

18 Power is Power (with The Weeknd & Travis Scott)

19 Consideration (with Rihanna)

20 Wavy (Interlude) (feat. James Fauntleroy)

21 Broken Clocks – Remix (feat. Pharrell Williams)

22 Hit Different (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

23 Ice Moon

24 Good Days – Remix (feat. Snoh Aalegra)

25 The Odyssey (feat. 6LACK)

26 Tylr (with Ty Dolla $ign)

27 Warm Winds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)

28 Child’s Play (Remix) (feat. Chance The Rapper & Taylor Bennett)

29 Staring at the Sun (feat. SAINt JHN)

30 Moodring

31 Loved Ones (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

32 Green Mile

33 Where The Hell Have You Been

34 The Anonymous Ones

35 Teen Spirit

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Best SZA Songs of All Time – Final Thoughts

It’s amazing how many great tracks are on this list of SZA’s best songs. Especially when you consider she has only released two studio albums since 2017. Her songs perfectly mix the best elements of Pop, Neo-Soul, and R&B to great effect. She is one of the true Soul singers of the modern age, and she’s only just getting started.

Her SOS current tour is set to be massive, so she probably won’t be releasing any new music this year. SZA is a throwback artist that takes her time to make albums. So, when she does release her third album, you better believe it will sound great and be something special. 

Until next time, happy listening.

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Joseph is a session musician, writer, and filmmaker from south Florida. He has recorded a number of albums and made numerous short films, as well as contributing music to shorts and commercials. 

He doesn't get as much time to practice and play as he used to, but still manages (just about!) to fulfill all his session requests. According to Joseph, it just gets harder as you get older; you rely on what you learned decades ago and can play without thinking. Thankfully that's what most producers still want from him.

He is a devout gear heat and has been collecting musical instruments all his life. As his wife, Jill, keeps on saying, "You're very good at buying nice instruments, but terrible at selling them!".

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