Swizz Beatz Songs: His Party-Starting Productions

Swizz Beatz has a bunch of party bangers! Which one is your favorite?

BYBrandon Simmons
GRAMMY Pro Art Of The Craft: Sounds Of The City

If you know Swizz Beatz, you know his productions can get the party started. Swizz has been a producer for decades and has always had records to get you to move your body. He brings energy to a song when he produces it, not to mention his ad-libs in the background. That’s how he made his name in Hip Hop. His biggest hits have been party records.

You can say the Bronx native brought the energy back to Hip Hop whenever he dropped these records. He's worked with the best of the best, and we can't forget how he and Ruff Ryders had Hip Hop in a chokehold. Swizz Beatz is truly one of the best producers that the music industry. has ever seen. He has made a lot of records for the club that still plays today. Check out his most significant party starters with some of Rap's biggest names.

7. “Party Up (Up In Here)”- DMX (1999)

“Party Up (Up In Here)” is a song that raises the energy once it begins. It’s like no one can control themselves. This is one of DMX’s best songs and one of the most infamous tracks in Hip Hop. It was nominated for a Grammy in 2001 for Best Rap Solo Performance. Swizz Beatz proves time and time again that he is a genius at this. His collaborations with DMX are some of his best.

6. “Tambourine”- Eve (2006)

Swizz Beatz knows just what to do to get the party started. Since being a part of Ruff Ryders, Eve has worked with Swizz from day one. She had a few hits before “Tambourine,” but this is one of her more popular singles. You can still hear this song in movies and television shows today. Eve made sure to make something for the ladies to groove to. In the video, Eve shows you exactly how to do the "Tambourine" dance. Swizz Beatz songs seem to capture his signature elements while standing out among his productions as unique sounds.

5. “Uproar”- Lil Wayne (2018)

Swizz Beatz gave Lil Wayne a New York-type beat, and Weezy excelled. The superproducer sampled G.Dep’s hit song “Special Delivery” for “Uproar.” The double platinum record was a Top 10 hit for Wayne. “Special Delivery” was a massive success song when it came out in 2001. Everyone was doing the Harlem Shake when this song came on. Swizz and Wayne brought back the nostalgia with their record.

4. “Whuteva”- Remy Ma ft. Swizz Beatz (2006)

From day one, Remy Ma has worked with Swizz Beatz. It didn’t take long for them to get their first hit. Besides being down with Fat Joe and the Terror Squad, Remy broke through with “Whuteva.” It’s a fun song to sing along to as well as the chorus is too easy to forget. “Whuteva” is one of those songs that you almost have to respond to the call to action. “Put your right hand up, put your left hand up” is necessary when playing this.

3. “Ruff Ryders Anthem”- DMX (1998)

Swizz Beatz makes one of the best Hip Hop records with “Ruff Ryders Anthem.” This is one of DMX’s best songs. Swizz matches his style with this beat as it’s bold and hard. “Stop, drop, shut ‘em down, open up shop.” Swizz proves to be an innovator early in his career as this beat wasn’t the typical Hip Hop production at the time. This was near the beginning of X and Swizz’s relationship. They continued making more hits, but this might be their best. Ever since “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” Swizz has been known to make you move your body. Swizz Beatz songs do just that!

2.“Get Me Bodied”- Beyoncé (2006)

There are not too many songs that can get all the ladies to the dance floor. However, Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied” always gets them on their feet. Her calls to action in her last verse are the part that makes the song. He also produced “Ring the Alarm” and “Upgrade U” off Beyonce’s B’Day album. Though they outperformed “Get Me Bodied” on the charts, “Get Me Bodied” is a timeless record.

1. “Touch It”- Busta Rhymes (2006)

“Touch It” is one song that you can always play at a party. Swizz Beatz made the perfect beat for Busta Rhymes’s unique flow. Very few can rap as fast as Busta can. Swizz also made a beat that fits Busta’s persona: loud, bold, and hard. No other rapper can do what Busta did on this beat. “Touch It” is one of the best songs of the 2000s. It was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 2007 Grammy Awards. The remix might’ve been more popular than the original version. It featured Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose, and DMX. It’s hard not to enjoy this song whenever you hear it.

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