Every Ice Spice Song Ranked


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Dylan Cardona, Staff Writer

Ice spice is a rapper who rose to fame through TikTok with a few of her songs becoming popular amongst users. Drake also played one of her songs on SiriusXM which helped her grow her following.

1. Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2. Pink Panthress and Ice Spice make an unexpected, yet well-balanced duo. Breaking away from her norm in the “drill” scene, Ice Spice takes some creative influence from her collaborator. Their styles combine smoothly to create an interesting sound while still remaining in the pop genre. The song starts immediately with lyrics before the listener can even get acquainted with the instrumental. One is instantly pulled in and showered with articulate poetry detailing the conversations of respective male interests and their trials, tribulations, and the like. In one of Ice Spice’s best verse performances thus far, she effortlessly delivers line after line with confidence. This could be attributed to the upbeat pop instrumental. In F Major, it is meant to give the listener a connotation of complaisance. It is no wonder that the song has garnered the most impressive chart standings, peaking at number one in several countries and number three globally. Overall, this is unquestionably Ice Spice’s best song to date and might be an interesting first step into songs of a similar genre. It wouldn’t do this song justice not to mention the incredible outstanding quality of this single, occupying every second of the song with nothing short of ear candy. Takes the #1 spot by a landslide.

2. Bikini Bottom. Interestingly enough, this song is unfortunately not even in the top 3 best songs I’ve listened to that sample SpongeBob for the instrumental. That being said, the beat gives an interesting character to the single, shaping it as a tongue-in-cheek, laid-back feel while still bringing forth a hard-hitting drill experience with heavy 808 bass. The song’s lyrics match the undoubtedly gritty and uncompromising base intensity. Lyrics like “How can I lose if I’m already chose?” is a common vernacular expression that she has coined as meaning “chosen” as a slang-like way of saying that she is desirable and, therefore, cannot lose. This may be a subtle nod to how the majority of her fans acknowledge the reason for her fame is her appearance coupled with her musical aptness. Overall, it’s an enjoyable listen.

3.Gangsta Boo (with Lil Tjay). Throughout this single, Ice Spice tells the story of her relationship with a man. People familiar with Ice Spice would know that she has had multiple boyfriends in the past and, coming into this song, it seems like she’s just vaunting about a relationship and how voracious she can be. It ends up that, however, the opposite occurs as she opens up and presents a softer and more innocent side. Lil Tjay comes in effortlessly and instantly matches the tone that preceded. Given the depth, thoroughness, and raw effortless energy from both artists on this track creates a fun and well-put-together experience. 

4.Munch (Feelin’ U). There’s a reason Ice Spice is one of the most talked about artists of 2023. Although the lyricism lacks in some respects, the song delivers a fast-paced, energetic atmosphere that makes up for it. This is almost definitely one of her most recognizable songs, and I feel that it lives up to the hype. Even keeping in mind that she was still beginning to find her flow at this point, this song contributes catchy lines and solid flow. This is certainly one of her most (if not the most) defining singles, and has shaped her into the artist she is today. One of her most consistently replayable singles.

5. Actin a Smoochie. Interestingly enough, the vocal quality on this beat lacks heavily even though this is one of her most recent songs. Upon multiple re-listens, this might be my only bone of contention with this song, and it is the only thing holding it back as it has proved consistently enjoyable. However, it still seems like they needed one more extra song to fill up this EP and they shoved this one in at the last second. The overall play-through of the song isn’t terribly disappointing. It didn’t come as much of a surprise that the beat was probably the best thing about this song. RnB-esque instrumental is contrasted nicely with the use of the “stomp” beat pattern. That is, a 4/4 time signature with three consecutive downbeats on the third count of one bar. This is something you will hear in Lil Uzi’s smash hit Just Wanna Rock in 2022. Although I’d prefer that song over this one, I would be lying if I say it hadn’t grown on me a little bit. Each verse could certainly be less promiscuous, but lines like “He the bank and I’m makin’ him chase (yeah)” pull it back.

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6.No Clarity. This song definitely took a different direction than expected. The song samples the 2012 hit “Clarity” released by Zedd. Despite being her second-ever released song, Ice Spice delivers a surprisingly consistent flow (although some inconsistencies occur, it doesn’t take much away from the overall impression). The beat mostly carries this song, but that could be said about a few of her other singles. For that reason, this wouldn’t rank as high as some of the other, more elaborate songs. Still a solid listen, however.

7.Princess Diana (with Nicki Minaj). With her biggest feature yet, she provides the audience with a “pop-drill” song. This is one of the more engaging songs of hers, in my opinion. The constant switch of 808s keeps the listener on their toes and changes it up for a fresh sound in each verse. Unsurprisingly, Nicki Minaj chews out lyrics with perspicacity. This song is paced very well and doesn’t seem to ever have a dull moment despite the only melody being a repeated loop which is common in rap music as this puts more focus on the general lyrical prowess and rhyming.

8.Euphoric. The unquestionable raunch of the lyric delivery challenges any preconceived notions of doubt in her rap ability, delivery, and flow. This song is about her emergence into the rap scene, and how she demands respect among her fellow peers. Although an enjoyable listen, I feel as though it lacks real direction and seems like just an amalgamation of random thoughts and accolades from her experiences in the scene. For example lines like “You crazy? You stupid? Give you my heart like you better not lose it (Facts).” At first, it seemed to me like this single could’ve had more depth than simply being limited to unmemorable boasting. Upon second listen, there is a slightly more remissful angle that Ice Spice takes in describing her troubling situations with men. Changing my perspective slightly on this song, it has more to it than I had originally thought.  

9. Name of Love. I appreciated the alternative direction that she takes in this song. Ice Spice establishes a noticeably different and more emotional tone. This is thanks to the sample of the 2016 song “In The Name Of Love” by Bebe Rexha and Martin Garrix. The original song is in G Major which could explain the overall more tranquil connotation. Compared to some of her other songs, this was an unexpected gem among many others in spite of its simple nature. It simply accomplishes what it tries to, and runs with it.

10. In Ha Mood. The beat opens with sweet chords over a vocal before descending into a hard-hitting 808 bass without warning. This surprised me on my first listen as it was unexpected and did not give me ample time to catch my breath before plunging headfirst. This song plays as the typical “Ice Spice Drill” that had become synonymous with her name initially and, despite this being one of her more recent singles, it still provides the same charisma and energy as the classics that preceded it. The clever wordplay with the title “In Ha Mood” (In Her Mood) nodding to the Arabic name “Hamood” meaning “beloved” or “praiseworthy” is one of the more impressive double entendres from the artist.

11. Be a Lady. Upon first listen, it’s immediately clear that Ice Spice doesn’t have a clear style yet. That being said, this song is a somewhat interesting look at the trials and tribulations she went through to find that approach, taking a stab at a more upbeat, pop sound. This song is reminiscent of songs by a similar artist Lil Uzi Vert like New Neon with undertones of hyper pop engendered on vocals. The composition of the drums meshes with the higher more electronic tones which make for a familiar, yet blithesome modulation of the genre.

12. Bully Freestyle. Unsurprisingly, as her first song, this noticeably lacks the charisma and confidence that we see in almost all of Ice Spice’s preceding tracks. Everyone is entitled to a bad first song, and this is no exception. The instrumental brings nothing new or exciting to the table and sounds like every other recent drill song. Nothing around the lyricism screams interesting, compelling, or engaging at all. There’s not much more to be said about this one except that it belongs in dead last.