T-Pain performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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T-Pain’s Musical Legacy: A Ranking of His Most Iconic Songwriting Credits

In addition to being a Grammy Award-winning musician, T-Pain is also an established songwriter. Here is a ranking of the best songs written by the singer.

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Feb. 23 2024, Updated 2:42 p.m. ET

Few artists have a music catalog as big as T-Pain’s.

The GRAMMY Award-winning entertainer, who is often regarded as the creator of auto-tune, has worked with some of the biggest names in music. T-Pain's songwriting prowess has earned him acclaim from fans and fellow artists who point to the musician’s ability to create pop, hip-hop, or rap hits.

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T-Pain has also been known to ghostwrite for other artists, although he does not expect credit for all of his work.

“I’m a ghostwriter [and] it’s just easier,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “Why not? I’m not in it for fame. I want to make sure my kids are straight [and] make sure their kids are good. I’ll be fine.”

Despite this, many of T-Pain's songs continue to resonate with music lovers. Here are some of the tracks he penned, ranked by popularity.

5. “RoboCop” by Kanye West

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-Pain and Kanye West on stage during the 2008 BET Awards.

In the late 2000s, T-Pain was one of the go-to hip-hop writers. He partnered up with Kanye West in 2008 for a track called “RoboCop” which was featured on his 808s & Heartbreak album. Kid Cudi, Young Jeezy, and Consequence also helped write the track, though, it failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100.

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4. "Good Life" by Kanye West (featuring T-Pain)

T-Pain collaborated with Kanye West on “Good Life,” an uplifting track that encourages listeners to enjoy the positive things in life. "Good Life" instantly connected with fans, as its feel-good vibe made it digestible for audiences across the world.

T-Pain contributed his songwriting talents to a GRAMMY-winning hit that has since sold more than three million copies.

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3. "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain

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T-Pain and Jamie Foxx perform onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Jamie Foxx and T-Pain joined forces in 2008. The result was the massively successful song called “Blame It (On the Alcohol).” The track was released as the second single from Jamie’s Intuition album, which also produced hits like “She Got Her Own” and “Just Like.”

However, “Blame It” was different. The song spent fourteen weeks atop Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart until it was dethroned by Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together.”

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2. “Kiss Kiss” by Chris Brown (featuring T-Pain)

Chris Brown and T-Pain teamed up for “Kiss Kiss” and unknowingly created a smash hit. T-Pain served as the co-writer and producer for the song, which was included on Chris’ sophomore album. “Kiss Kiss” spent three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was later nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2008 GRAMMY Awards.

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“Buy You A Drink” by T-Pain

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T-Pain performs at the Chateau Nightclub.

T-Pain wrote many of his early hits alone. The song “Buy You A Drink” was released in 2007 and helped catapult the Florida native into superstardom.

The track remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for 35 weeks, where it peaked at No. 1. And while the song was very successful, T-Pain later revealed that he has not made a lot of money from the record because of the lyrical samples he used.

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“‘I got money in the bank,’ Scrappy and his writers came for that, or ‘Snap ya fingers/ Do ya step,’ Lil Jon and E-40 and everybody on that song came for me,” T-Pain revealed during a livestream (via Yahoo). “They said 'This is our money in the bank.’”

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