The 50 Best Songs of 2012

6. Juicy J "Bandz A Make Her Dance"

Album: Stay Trippy
Producer: Mike Will Made It
Label: Taylor Gang, Kemosabe, Columbia

With "Bandz A Make Her Dance," the reinvention of Juicy J that began with his epic verse on Wiz Khalifa's "Errday" ("My mansion sitting on 40 acres, who the neighbors?/Kobe Bryant from the Lakers, now that's paper") and continued on "A Zip & A Double Cup" ("You say no to drugs, Juicy J can't") came to fruition.

Ironically, Juicy's smash hit—which benefited from an updated version with 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne—didn't even make the regular tracklist of his mixtape, Blue Dream & Lean. Instead it was featured on the re-release of the tape, which boasted 10 new bonus tracks.

The song cemented Mike Will's status as the go-to hip-hop producer of the moment, and also proved that Juicy is still as wily as he is trippy. -IA

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