Tupac’s 10 Best Charting Singles

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The hardest task of the day is picking only 10 great Tupac songs to commemorate his birthday. Today, the legendary rapper would have turned 43.

During his career, Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide, became one of the greatest emcee’s of all time and released five studio albums.  After his death in 1996, six posthumous albums were released, all reaching top 10 on the U.S. charts.

Of the 11 albums sold, a handful of singles hit the top of the charts including several as a guest artist.

Rifling through all 11 albums, here are the 10 best charting singles of Tupac’s career.

“I Get Around”

Peak Chart Position: No. 8

Released: 1993

“Runnin’ (Dying to Live)”

Peak Chart Position: No. 5

Released: 2003

“Thugz Mansion”

Peak Chart Position: No. 4

Released: 2002

 “Do For Love”

Peak Chart Position: No. 2

Released:1997

“Smile” – as featured artist

Peak Chart Position: No. 2

Released:1997

“Keep Ya Head Up”

Peak Chart Position: No. 2

Released:1993

“Dear Mama”

Peak Chart Position: No. 1

Released:1995

“How Do U Want It”

Peak Chart Position: No. 1

Released:1995

“Changes”

Peak Chart Position: No. 1

Released:1998

“California Love”

Peak Chart Position: No. 1

Released: 1995

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