Today we mainly know Will Smith as the successful Hollywood actor. However, he was first successful as a rapper. Together with JDJ Jazzy Jeff he formed the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. They scored a number of hits such as Parents Just Don´t Understand and Girlz ain’t nothing but trouble. The real success came with the tv series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in which Will Smith played the lead role.
1. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Instantly recognizable, the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” serves as the quintessential introduction to the beloved ’90s TV show. The song has become synonymous with Will Smith’s rise to stardom and remains a nostalgic favorite for many.
2. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
A hallmark of late ’90s pop culture, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” is an upbeat track that celebrates the joys of dancing and letting loose. Its catchy chorus and vibrant instrumentation have made it a party staple.
“Summertime” captures the essence of the warmest season, serving as a timeless anthem for sunny days and relaxed vibes. The song showcases Smith’s smooth lyrical delivery over a jazzy backdrop.
4. Parents Just Don’t Understand
This track touches on the generational misunderstandings between parents and their children, presented with humor and wit. The song garnered widespread acclaim and even won the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
5. Men In Black
Created for the blockbuster film of the same name, “Men In Black” merges storytelling with infectious beats, encapsulating the movie’s quirky blend of sci-fi and comedy.
6. Just the Two of Us
A heartfelt song about fatherhood, “Just the Two of Us” showcases the emotional side of Will Smith. Based on the classic Bill Withers tune, the track offers a modern take on the importance of family bonds.
An ode to the vibrant city of Miami, this track is filled with tropical rhythms and feel-good lyrics. It perfectly captures the allure of the sun-soaked city and is especially popular during the summer months.
“Switch” is a fun, danceable tune that marked Will Smith’s return to music after focusing on his acting career. The track’s catchy hook and beat make it an inviting listen.
9. Party Starter
Living up to its name, “Party Starter” is designed to get the energy flowing. Its pulsing beat and high tempo make it ideal for dance floors and social gatherings.
10. Wild Wild West
Featured in the film of the same name, “Wild Wild West” blends elements of hip-hop and Western influences to create a cinematic song experience. Though the movie received mixed reviews, the song remains a memorable part of Will Smith’s musical portfolio.