Kisean Paul Anderson, whose stage name is Sean Kingston, is an American-Jamaican singer and rapper. The newly-turned 32-year-old has sung various dancehall, R&B, and hip-hop songs that took the world by storm. The singer-rapper credits his musical destiny to his grandfather, a famous Jamaican reggae producer, Lawrence Lindo. According to The top tens, Kingston’s most famous track, “Beautiful Girls,” appeared on his first studio album and became an international success topping charts in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, The UK, and Australia, in 2007. Here are the ten best Sean Kingston songs of all time.
10. “Got No Shorty” (2007)
“Got No Shorty” is Sean Kingston’s seventh single on his self-titled debut album. In 2008, RIAA certified the album gold thanks to the 500,000+ copies it sold by then. It is one of the songs that pushed the studio album, ranking sixth on the US Billboard 200. The song talks about Kingston’s quest for love, but all he gets are girls who are wrong for him. He keeps hoping he’ll get someone who’ll love him for who he is, not what he’s become.
9. “Take You There” (2007)
According to Playback.FM, “Take You There” is the third single featuring on the Sean Kingston’s debut studio album, released in 2007. The song made Kingston get nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song. It talks about Kingston asking his girlfriend out on a date to the West Indies. Kingston suggests that going to his home country is the best idea, including the slums, not the tropical beaches alone. The song ranked 81 and peaked at seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
8. “Ice Cream Girl” feat. Wyclef Jean (2009)
“Ice Cream Girl” is one of Kingston’s studio album Tomorrow songs, released in 2009. He collaborated with Wyclef Jean, also an R&B singer. In an interview with Blues and Soul magazine Sean Kingston remarks that he had a fun moment bonding with Jean because they’re both from the West Indies. It’s also worth noting that Jean was also into reggae and big on melodies. The song is about Kingston and Wyclef asking a girl for ice cream. He heaps praises on her, saying she’s the kind of girl built for any season.
7. “That Ain’t Right” (2007)
In 2007, Sean Kingston released “That Ain’t Right” for his self-titled debut album. Kingston talks about a girl who’s eager to leave. Sadly, Kingston doesn’t feel her vibe anymore and dares her to leave. It’s unclear if Kingston was talking about his real-life situation. What matters is that it was an excellent track that brought out rap skills quite well.
6. “There’s Nothing” feat. The DEY & Juelz Santana
“There’s Nothing” is the fourth single that Sean Kingston released for his album, Sean Kingston. The singer collaborated with Elan, the DEY, and Juelz Santana, while the album version features Paula DeAnda. The video was released in February 2008, and the US Billboard Hot 100 ranked it 60th, while the US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ranked it 63rd. Also, it was written by Kingston, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, J.R. Rotem, and LaRon Louis James.
5. “Back 2 Life (Live It Up) feat. TI (2013)
“Back 2 Life (Live It Up)” is the first single from Kingston’s third studio album with the same title. Released in 2013, the reggae fusion/R&B features the American rapper, actor, and businessman, TI. And, the 3:20-minute song peaked at 52 on the Canadian Hot 100, while the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles ranked it 9th. The US Pop Songs also ranked it at 39, while Germany’s Official German Charts ranked it 70th. It’s a fantastic song to listen to when you’re in the mood to dance to reggae songs infused with American hip-hop.
4. “Your Sister” (2007)
“Your Sister” is a 2007 R&B song by Sean Kingston from his self-titled debut studio album. The singer talks about falling in love with his girlfriend’s sister (Lauren) after kissing. Each time he calls his lover, it’s Lauren receiving it. The singer doesn’t believe that at 17, he can be entangled with sisters, terming it “eating the forbidden fruit,” but he doesn’t care. He wants the sister and nothing to do with the girlfriend anymore. Whatever the case, we found it hilarious that Kingston admits that he knows what he’s about to do is wrong.
3. “Dry Your Eyes” (2007)
While most people may think of Kingston as a player, a soft side makes you want to date him. His song “Dry Your Eyes” talks about the challenges he’s encountered with his mom. His comforting words to his mum elevate his softer side because he knows how instrumental mothers are. Also, his close relationship reveals how emotional he can become at times. The song was released in 2007 on his self-titled studio album.
2. “Dutty Love” feat. Nicki Minaj (2011)
“Dutty Love” is a fantastic track by Kingston featuring Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj. He released it in 2011 for his second studio album, Party All Night (Sleep All Day). Initially, he recorded and released the song as a second single from his third studio album, Back 2 Life. By December 2014, the song had sold around 1.1 million copies in the US. Its instrumentals sound like Rihanna’s “Te Amo,” also produced by the same production team, Stargate.
1. “Beautiful Girls” (2007)
Sean Kingston’s self-titled studio album also features his debut single, “Beautiful Girls,” released in 2007. The contemporary R&B song received nominations for the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Song and more. Its lyrics contain references to suicide; hence many radio stations removed it from the song choices. According to Playback, Sean Kingston sang it when he was only 17 and was number on the US Billboard Hot 100 songs.