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11 Best Frank Ocean Songs

11 Best Frank Ocean Songs

Frank Ocean is a well-known R&B singer who has one of the most recognizable voices in music.

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He launched his career as a songwriter for famous artists and then started focusing on his solo career that saw the release of the mixtape Nostalgia Ultra in 2011.

Since then, he has become a massive success with his highly-anticipated releases that have been met with much fanfare. He has had several studio albums and mixtapes, but these ten songs are his best work.

1. Thinking about you

The music track is about a man who is in a relationship and misses his partner. The lyrics describe how he can not stop thinking about her and that she fills him with happiness. The song attracted positive reviews and performed well on different charts and billboards. It was released as a single and then appeared on Frank Ocean’s mixtape, “Nostalgia Ultra.”


2. Ivy

The song was released in 2016 on Frank Ocean’s album “Blonde.” The lyrics to the song talk about a misconception of love and regret. The song was well-received by critics who praised its lyrics. It reached number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a critical success for Frank Ocean’s work overall.


3. Chanel

It was released on an episode of Frank Ocean’s Beats One radio show “blonded RADIO.” The lyrics talk about Frank Ocean becoming famous and what that means to him.

He reflects on how he is perceived by both genders and finds it difficult to trust people because of the false perception of him. The song has received positive reviews and is one of the most popular songs from “Blonde.”


4. Novacane

The song is a narration of a man who is in love with an actress. The narrator finds himself questioning their relationship after realizing that she does not have the same feelings for him.

This causes the narrator to examine his emotions and devise a plan once she discovers cheating on him. The song was launched as a single and appeared on Frank Ocean’s mixtape “Nostalgia Ultra.” The beats of the music are simple but work well with Frank Ocean’s voice.

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5. Pyramids

The song was his second single on the album “Channel Orange.” The song has a slow tempo and is about the main character realizing that there are different types of love in this world.

It is a feel-good song that has been well received by critics and fans alike. The song seems to insinuate that work is work. The vocals are almost monotone in sound but still convey the meaning of the lyrics.


6. Self Control

The song came out as a single and appeared on Ocean’s 2016 album “Blonde.” The song begins with a sample of Josie James’ 1978 single “Ain’t Givin’ Up No Love,” the song is written in F major with a tempo of 101 beats per minute.

The song is about Frank trying to control his feelings for a woman he loves. The woman is already in another relationship, and he attempts to woo her.

You can hear Swedish rapper Yung Lean in the song at 01:19. The song is a great summer track, and it’s easy to see why it was released.


7. Pink Matter

The song has an audio clip from the 1985 film ‘Lost Dragon.’ The song was released as a single on August 20, 2012, and appeared on Ocean’s second studio album, “channel ORANGE.” The song is in B major with a tempo of 80 beats per minute. The song’s lyrics are a man’s perspective about the female anatomy.


8. Bad Religion

The song starts with Frank asking a cab driver to listen to him. The piece appeared on Ocean’s 2016 album “Blonde.” The song’s lyrics contain religious undertones and references to the creation of the universe. The song is written in A minor with a tempo of 85 beats per minute.


9. Nikes

In the song, Ocean pays tribute to Trayvon Martin, who was killed in 2012. The song samples “Nikes” by the late 1990s rapper Princess Superstar. This is also where the song gets its name.

The song was released as the first single from his 2016 album “Blonde.” The song is in E minor with a tempo of 48 beats per minute. The song has a more pop influence than some of his other songs, but it is still a great song.

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10. Pink + White

In this song, Beyonce is the guest vocalist. As usual, the song is about love and how it might have failed. It was released in 2016 and was no.84 on the billboard.

11. Super Rich Kids

The song was launched as a single and appeared on Ocean’s 2016 album “Blonde.” The song is about rich kids in New Orleans. It’s written in G major with a tempo of 80 beats per minute. The song is an example of how Frank Ocean can write songs about anything and make them sound amazing.