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This summer, Drake declared himself the “certified lover boy” with the release of his sixth studio album of the same name. The 21-track project, which includes top 10 hits like “Way 2 Sexy,” “Girls Want Girls,” and “Fair Trade,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and continues to break streaming records. But Drake’s new “lover boy” persona is nothing new. The Boy has been a love magnet since the beginning of his career.
Known for blending R&B vocals with personal raps, Drake has often been considered the “emotional rapper” who wears his heart on his sleeve. He has never shied away from creating love songs to fit every mood. For over a decade in the music industry, he’s recorded tracks for the broken-hearted, the confused, and those deeply in love.
So, in the midst of the Certified Lover Boy era, it only felt right to round up his best love songs. Since most of Drake’s catalog is centered around relationships, it’s worth setting out some guidelines for how this list was put together. A love song doesn’t necessarily mean ballads or ’90s slow jams. Sure, some melancholic records made the cut, but there are also some upbeat, dance tracks. Lyrics were important in considering the ranking. Sometimes Drake is his own worst enemy, and songs that tend to focus on his paranoia or unrequited love didn’t make the list. Without further explanation, check out the list of Drake’s best love songs below.