1. "Pursuit of Happiness"
Album: Man on the Moon: The End of Day
This is the song that sought out all casual fans of Cudi and converted them into diehards. Assisted by MGMT and Ratatat, the hook is an instant standout, shining above all other hooks on the album, and really, of Cudi's career. He effortlessly blends his personal demons with the sheen of pop appeal. Everything that shines ain't always gonna be gold, but this chorus most certainly is.