96. Ride Wit' Me – Nelly
- #3 for 1 Week in 2001 (June)
- Best higher charting song: Hanging By a Moment - Lifehouse
- Worst higher charting song: Lady Marmalade - Christina Agulera, Lil Kim, Pink & Mya
- Top 100 #3 Hits 1955-2002 Rank: #23
Nelly's rags to riches story set to music documents the importance of friends over those who are merely looking for a payday. In many ways, this is merely conventional self-aggrandisment and mythologizing, but in other ways it speaks to a larger concern about the value of fame and a soul. Of course, kicking beats and the ready-made "hey"s (pefrect for throwing your hands in the air! Also, good for waving them like you just don't care) punctutate the story without it becoming too bogged down the weight of ego. This one fell quite a bit from ten years ago probably pop changed in a different way than this foretold, but it is still a strong track.
Coming up: #95 - "I gotta get my body moving shake the stress away"