“Vibe” Had A Fabolous 2007

jharv | December 10, 2007 9:25 am

In lieu of a traditional Top 40, Vibe has just published its list of the 44 best singles of 2007, and it’s headed up by a… Fabolous collaboration with Ne-Yo that we never paid much attention to until now. Yes, Fabolous over Kanye, 50, Rihanna, “Crank That,” anything featuring T-Pain, anything featuring a former American Idol contestant, and the way beyond omnipresent Lil Wayne. Never let it be said the folks at Vibe aren’t listening to their hearts. The full 44 is after the jump, but first our thoughts on everything that fell below the standard set by Fabolous.

THE GOOD: M.I.A. sneaks in by dint of a Bun B/Rich Boy remix, Keyshia Cole scrapes the Top 10 with her Biggie-twisting Missy collaboration, and most of our favorite ringtones urban radio hits of the year make an appearance.THE BAD: 50 Cent over Kanye upset! Momentarily peeved about this, but upon further reflection, “I Get Money” still bangs months later while the luster has faded a little on the Jackson-sampling sheen of “Good Life.” Still, from an ideological standpoint, this feels suspect.THE WHAAA? UGK’s “International Players Anthem” not even in the Top 10? We’d call foul even if Pimp C hadn’t just recently left us. (Okay, to be fair, Vibe‘s list was likely compiled long before his passing.)

44. Yung Bero ft. Junior, “Sexy Lady” (Epic) 43. Mims, “This Is Why I’m Hot” (Capitol) 42. Elliot Yamin, “Wait for You” (Hickory) 41. Plies, “100 Years” (Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic) 40. Collie Buddz, “Come Around” (Columbia) 39. Omarion, “Ice Box” (Epic/Sony Urban) 38. Bone Thugs-N- Harmony ft. Akon, “I Tried” (Full Surface/Interscope) 37. Prodigy, “Mac 10 Handle” (Koch) 36. Chris Brown ft. T-Pain, “Kiss Kiss” (Jive/Zomba) 35. Alicia Keys, “No One” (J) 34. Lil Mama, “Lip Gloss” (Jive) 33. Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E., “The Way I Are” (Mosley Music/Blackground/Interscope) 32. Lil Wayne, “Feel Like Dyin'” (MP3) 31. Musiq Soulchild, “Teachme” (Atlantic) 30. Playaz Circle ft. Lil Wayne, “Duffle Bag Boy” (DTP/Def Jam) 29. Richie Spice, “Youth Dem Cold” (VP) 28. Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne, “You” (The Inc./Universal Motown) 27. M.I.A. ft. Bun B & Rich Boy, “Paper Planes (Remix)” (mixtapes) 26. Cassidy ft. Swizz Beatz, “My Drink N’ My 2 Step” (Full Suface/J) 25. Ciara, “Like a Boy” (LaFace/Zomba) 24. Gorilla Zoe, “Hood Figga” (Block/Bad Boy/Atlantic) 23. Hurricane Chris, “A Bay Bay” (Polo Grounds/J) 22. The Fixxers, “Can U Werk Wit Dat” (Interscope) 21. The-Dream, “Shawty Is a 10” (Def Jam) 20. Foxx ft. Lil Boosie and Webbie, “Wipe Me Down” (Trill/Asylum) 19. Justin Timberlake, “What Goes Around . . . Comes Around” (Jive) 18. Swizz Beatz ft. Lil Wayne, R. Kelly & Jadakiss, “It’s Me Bitches (Remix)” (Universal Motown) 17. Amy Winehouse, “Love Is a Losing Game” (Universal Republic) 16. Common ft. Lily Allen, “Drivin’ Me Wild” ( G.O.O.D./Geffen) 15. Ne-Yo, “Because of You” (Def Jam) 14. DJ Unk ft. OutKast & Jim Jones, “Walk It Out (Remix)” (Big Oomp/Koch) 13. UGK ft. OutKast, “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” (Jive) 12. R. Kelly ft. T.I. & T-Pain, “I’m a Flirt (Remix)” (Jive) 11. Keyshia Cole ft. Missy Elliott & Lil Kim, “Let It Go” (Imani/Geffen) 10. Robin Thicke, “Lost Without U” (Nu America/Star Trak/Interscope) 9. Rich Boy, “Throw Some D’s” (Zone 4/Interscope) 8. DJ Khaled ft. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman & Lil Wayne, “We Takin’ Over” (Koch) 7. J. Holiday, “Bed” (Music Line/Capitol) 6. T-Pain ft. Yung Joc, “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” (Konvict/Jive) 5. Soulja Boy Tell’em, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” (Collipark/Interscope) 4. Rihanna ft. Jay-Z, “Umbrella” (Def Jam) 3. Kanye West ft. T-Pain, “Good Life” (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam) 2. 50 Cent, “I Get Money” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 1. Fabolous ft. Ne-Yo, “Make Me Better” (Def Jam)

HT: Matos.