Tupac Shakur's Top 15 Billboard Hits

Tupac Shakur's Top 15 Billboard Hits


10. "Changes"

Peak Position: 12
Peak Date: 1/23/99
Weeks On Chart: 20

One of the few most powerful posthumous songs in hip-hop history earned Tupac a Grammy nod in 2000 for Best Rap Solo Performance. "Changes" was recorded in 1992 while on Interscope but later remixed during 1997-1998. The hit incorporates the chorus and piano riff of Bruce Hornsby and the Range's "The Way It Is," a pop/rock-leaning No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986."The single, although re-using rhymes from "I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto," peaked at No. 12 on the chart.

9. "Runnin' (Dying to Live)"
2pac feat.

5. "Keep Ya Head Up"
Peak Position: 7
Peak Date: 12/4/93
Weeks On Chart: 20

2Pac always shared a message through his songs with the hope to strengthen someone's spirit and his own."And when he tells you you ain't nothin' don't believe him/ And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him/ Cause sista you don't need him," Pac raps. "Keep Ya Head Up," off Pac's second studio album, "Strigtly 4 My N.I.*.*.A.Z.," marked Pac's second top ten hit, jumping to No.7 on the chart.

4. "I Get Around"
Peak Position: 5
Peak Date: 9/11/93
Weeks On Chart: 25

The West Coast classic may have offended a few with its explicit lyrics when it debuted on 1993 but we can't deny "I Get Around" gets everyone up from their seats to this day. Pac teamed up with the group that introduced him to the hip-hop game, Digital Underground. The second single from "Strictly 4 My N.I.*.*.A.Z" sky rocketed to No. 5, making "I Get Around" Pac's first top five hit.

3. "Smile"
Scarface Feat. 2Pac and Johnny P
Peak Position: 4
Peak Date: 7/12/1997
Weeks On Chart: 20

Scarface chose a collaboration with Tupac for the lead single off his fourth album, "The Untouchable," similar to Keyshia Cole with "Playa Cardz Right." Scarface's decision earned him his highest charting single to date. In less than a month from its debut on June 21, 1997, "Smile," featuring the later rapper and Johnny P, peaked at No. 4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

2. "Dear Mama"
Peak Position: 3
Peak Date: 4/15/1995
Weeks On Chart: 20

Tupac had made references to "Dear Mama" in previous works till one day producer of the song, Tony Pizarro, suggested Pac make it into its own song. Once Pizarro pulled up The Crusader's Joe Sample's "In My Wildest Dream," 2Pac quickly penned an ode to his mother, Afeni Shakur. "Dear Mama" became Pac's second top five hit when it peaked at No. 3 a month after its debut.

1. "How Do U Want It"
2Pac feat. K-Ci & JoJo
Peak Position: 1
Peak Date: 7/6/1996
Weeks On Chart: 33

Two months before his passing, 2Pac experienced his first and only No. 1 hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot 100 Songs."How Do U Want It," featuring K-Ci & JoJo stayed atop for three weeks and charted for a total of 33 weeks on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.