The-Dream's "Walkin' On The Moon" (2009)
Album: Love vs. Money
Producer: L.O.S, Kanye West
Label: Def Jam
"Walkin' on the Moon" sounded like a hit as The Dream was crooning throughout the first half of the song, but Kanye's verse was the piece that pushed this single through the stratosphere. Throughout his lengthened verse, Kanye switches from boastful ("You hit the red carpet and modeled it up. We hopped in the 'rari and throttled it up") to romantic ("And Umm, maybe ice down you/And Umm, maybe white gown you") to downright clever ("I swear God must of made lightning strike and I bottled it up"). Mr. West goes through all these phases while he's still walking on the moon. What makes his verse resonate is that we've all been there before.