Eric B. & Rakim
Paid in Full





Release Year: 1987

Rankings:
All-Time
#400 / 1980s #61 / 1987 #8


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 117
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 40 Greatest Singles by Year 1980-98 (1999) 2
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 101
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 19
Shea Serrano (USA) - The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 (2015) No Order
The Boombox (USA) - The 25 Best '80s Songs (2014) 4
The Source (USA) - Top 151 Rap Songs of All Time (2003) 7
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 62
rap.about.com (USA) - 50 Great Hip Hop Songs (2001?) 18
BBC Radio 6 Music (UK) - Alternative Jukebox: 500 Extraordinary Tracks That Tell the Story of Alternative Music (2014) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mixmag (UK) - The 100 Best Dance Singles of All Time (1996) 5
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 10
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 361
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Philipp Holstein, RP Online (Germany) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2015) 37
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1980s (2010) No Order
Spex (Germany) - The Best Singles of the Century (1999) No Order
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1002
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Vincent Piolet (France) - Birth of French Hip-Hop: Most Significant Songs of the 1980s (2015) 3
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 100 Songs from 1984-1993 (1993) 22
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 97
Richard Kingsmill (Australia) - Hottest 100 Songs of All Time (2009) 97
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 16
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year 2
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 2
Record Mirror (UK) - Singles of the Year 12