Skylar Grey, born Holly Brook Hafermann, is a multi-talented American singer-songwriter celebrated for her hauntingly beautiful vocals and compelling songwriting. She’s been the creative force behind several hit songs, and her collaborations span various genres, from hip-hop to pop. Here are some of her top songs that showcase her range and talent.
“Asshole” captures Skylar Grey’s knack for engaging storytelling. It dives into the complexities of flawed human behavior, showing that she can seamlessly blend into the hip-hop world with her characteristic vulnerability.
14. Tragic Endings (feat. Skylar Grey)
In “Tragic Endings,” Skylar Grey’s vocals offer an emotional backdrop to the narrative. The song explores the cycles of dysfunctional relationships, and Grey’s poignant singing adds depth to the otherwise raw track.
13. I Know You – From The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack
Featured in the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” soundtrack, “I Know You” is a sensual ballad that evokes an intimate and emotional atmosphere. The song showcases Grey’s versatility in adapting to different thematic contexts while maintaining her unique voice.
12. Leaving Heaven (feat. Skylar Grey)
“Leaving Heaven” is an emotionally charged collaboration that combines rap and R&B elements. Skylar Grey’s soulful voice complements the rap verses perfectly, creating a cohesive narrative that touches on loss and redemption.
11. Bed Of Lies
In “Bed Of Lies,” Grey’s emotive vocal style perfectly complements the song’s lyrical content, making it a compelling anthem about deceit and betrayal. It’s another example of her capacity to contribute significantly to hip-hop tracks.
10. Last One Standing (feat. Polo G, Mozzy & Eminem) – From Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Featured in the film “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” “Last One Standing” is a powerful collaboration with an ensemble cast of rappers. Skylar Grey’s vocals serve as the melodic center of the song, pulling together its energetic and aggressive elements.
9. Shot Me Down
“Shot Me Down” showcases Skylar Grey’s ability to take on different genres. Her ethereal voice serves as a contrasting element to the song’s electronic beats, proving her versatility in the modern music landscape.
8. Coming Home
This emotional track became an anthem for reunions and homecomings. “Coming Home” benefits greatly from Skylar Grey’s touching vocals, as she sings about the joy and relief of finding one’s way back home.
7. I Need A Doctor
In “I Need A Doctor,” Skylar Grey lends her voice to a song that became a hit in both the hip-hop and pop communities. Her hauntingly beautiful vocals serve as the soul of the track, offering a poignant contrast to its rap verses.
6. C’Mon let me ride it
“C’Mon Let Me Ride” is a playful departure from Skylar Grey’s usually emotional and soulful tracks. Featuring a catchy hook and a light-hearted tone, the song displays Grey’s versatility and her ability to tap into different styles and moods.
5. Dance withouth you
“Dance Without You” is a pulsating track that captures the angst and intensity of a dysfunctional relationship. Skylar Grey’s vocals are striking in their emotional delivery, adding another layer to the complex, electro-pop sound of the song.
“Invisible” is a heart-rending ballad that discusses the feeling of invisibility and the yearning for acceptance. Skylar Grey’s emotive voice powerfully conveys the universal human need to be seen and loved.
3. Kill for you
“Kill For You” is a dark, moody collaboration that tackles the extremities of love and loyalty. Skylar Grey’s vocals add a haunting quality to the song, blending seamlessly with the overall atmospheric and intense production.
2. Stand by me
In “Stand By Me,” Skylar Grey offers her own take on the Ben E. King classic. Her version captures the essence of the original while adding her unique flair. The emotional depth in her vocals brings a new dimension to the timeless song.
1. Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)
Topping the list is “Glorious,” a motivational anthem that features Skylar Grey’s uplifting vocals. The song serves as a testament to overcoming adversity and achieving personal success, fitting perfectly with the thematic arcs often present in Grey’s music.