Missing hits: "Mrs. Officer," "Drop The World," "John."
Missing guest spots: B.G.'s "Bling Bling," Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up," Destiny Child's "Soldier," Fat Joe's "Make It Rain," Lloyd's "You," Playaz Circle's "Duffle Bag Boy," DJ Khaled's "We Taking Over," Game's "My Life," T-Pain's "Can't Believe It" and so many other guest spots.
Total number of Top 40 hits as lead artist: 19
Lil Wayne has so many great mixtape cuts that you could make a list of just that (which our friends over at Pigeons & Planes actually did). However, none of those became Billboard hits, thus none of can make this playlist, which helps explain why this playlist does so little to explain Wayne's dominance or his appeal. Besides mixtapes, Wayne has made a career out of show stealing (and hit-making) guest appearances that also don't make our playlist.
It's generally accepted that Lil Wayne isn't the rapper he once was but that hasn't stopped his Billboard prowess. In fact, he's so popular that even a song like "How To Love," was a huge hit. He's won so much before that he can't lose now.