Why do we do this to ourselves? Best-of lists are a recurring nightmare that always ends in anxiety and guilt. This time it's the ghosts of "Ignorance Is Bliss" and "Blow My High" that will haunt us. "Complexion (A Zulu Love)" and "LOYALTY." also fell just outside our cutoff, and all apologies to "Fuck Yo Ethnicity" and "untitled 02." 

We also decided to leave off the Black Panther soundtrack. The selection was hard enough—and Kendrick himself described the project as compositions "other than [his] own." Feature verses don't count, either. This list only includes songs where Kendrick Lamar is the first name listed. 

Lastly, before you pop a blood vessel and block P&P, remember: there's no such thing as a objective list of Kendrick Lamar's best songs. This is just P&P's version. So without further ado...