Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Alongside close friend Chad Hugo, he formed the hip hop and R&B production duo The Neptunes in the early 1990s, with whom he has produced songs for various recording artists. In 1999, he became the lead vocalist of the band N.E.R.D., which he formed with Hugo and Shay Haley. Williams released his debut solo album, In My Mind, in 2006. In 2013, he was featured on the song “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke and T.I., and his song “Happy” was the lead single for the soundtrack of the film Despicable Me 2. In the same year, he was featured on Daft Punk’s single “Get Lucky”, which won Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. His second album, Girl, was released in 2014. Williams has received numerous accolades and nominations. He has won 13 Grammy Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (one as a member of The Neptunes). He is also a two-time Academy Award nominee: in 2014 for Best Original Song, for “Happy” (from Despicable Me 2); and in 2017 for Best Picture, as a producer of Hidden Figures. Here are all of Pharrell Williams’s songs ranked.
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10.Money Maker (Release Therapy, 2006)
“Pharrell makes everything better. I can’t think of a single thing he’s contributed to that would be half as good without him, this included. “
9. Gust of Wind (G I R L, 2014)
“This is definitely the most robust and complex song, both lyrically and musically, on the G I R L album. The strings and the vocoded chorus may well give you goosebumps; it’s amazing! While the music has a dark sound to it, the lyrics are positive and the dichotomy is beautiful. This and “Happy” are definitely the two gems on this album.”
8. Can I Have It Like That (In My Mind, 2006)
“Underrated, overlooked, and under appreciated.. one of the best artists we’ve ever witnessed in every way. Producing, rapping, singing, and just overall unique new wave style he introduced.. Gwen Stefani is fantastic in this song. She is always fantastic.
7. Come Get It Bae (G I R L, 2014)
“Pharrell is consistent with producing hits with The Neptunes or solo, just as he is with making and singing them himself. Nice dance beat, and the lyrics are cool. Makes you want to get up and dance.”
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6. Excuse Me Miss (VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL:LIVE!, 2016)
“I love Pharrell’s music. As a solo artist and as a background singer. He sings background for everyone and makes them have hits. It good to see that he is doing his own thing. This and ” Happy” are nice songs. Up lifting songs.”
5. Blurred Lines (NRJ Hit List 2013, 2013)
“The song is a summer fun jam, effervescent but enduring. The kind of music that you would expect to be playing at a `hip’ happy hour. However the stripped down syncopation allows for it to be a comfortable listen for the cool kats as well as the geek group. This old man in particular appreciates its retro groove and MJ sample.
4. Frontin’ (The Neptunes Present… Clones, 2003)
“I love Pharrell anyway, but this is showing Pharrell’s softer, more romantic side and Jay-Zee is obviously fabulous. I listen to this a lot, and it’s one of my go-to chillout songs on my i-pod.
3. Drop It Like It’s Hot (R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, 2004)
“Great song, well done and with good instruments. Good for a listening in the car on a nice drive. Will always buy music from this artist. This song is great to listen to for when u need to calm down and just chill, very comfortable.”
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2. Get Lucky (Random Access Memories, 2013)
“I’m a bit fickle about favorite songs, but this is my favorite song and has been for quite a while. I actually use the intro as my wake up alarm music and it’s surprising how perfect it is for that purpose. I like a little positive energy when I wake, but it also has to be relatively gentle.”
1. Happy (Happy 2013)
“Super catchy, this got stuck in my head for weeks, due to a singer who sang it in a totally different style. (Amanda Mena.) I listen to it when I’m sad, and it is a healer. It isn’t the best “song,” but I love the message, which is why I love it.”