14. De La Soul "Me Myself and I" (1989)
Producer: Prince Paul & De La Soul
Album: 3 Feet High and Rising
Label: Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.
De La's ode to individuality is probably their best-known tune, but it's also the bane of their professional existence. Its popularity caused them to cross over to pop audiences early in their career, and even though the song refutes the accusation that their D.A.I.S.Y. concept was a neo-hippie movement, they spent the next few years trying to live such accusations down. In any event, this is a fun song with a positive message and a prominent sample of Funkadelic's "Not Just Knee Deep" that will remain stuck in your head for months.