Empire Returns – Top 10 Tracks So Far

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I mentioned in an earlier post that I started watching Empire and I was instantly hooked. Season 2 is back tomorrow and in honour of the show’s return I thought I would post my 10 favourite songs from the show so far. So check them out below:


Live In the Moment feat Jussie Smollett and Yazz


This song is from the pilot but it is still one of my favourite. Putting the plot aside, I always love when these two sing together. 

Powerful feat. Jussie Smollett and Alicia Keys


This is a beautiful duet that not only has a great melody but also a powerful message. Plus it features the incredible Alicia Keys. 

Born to Love U – Jussie Smollett


This song is a great combination of Jussie’s voice and Timbaland’s production style. 

You’re So Beautiful – Empire Cast


There’s 3 or 4 versions of this song with different members of the cast but this one is my favourite purely because everyone is part of it and you can see how talented everyone is. 

Ain’t About the Money – Jussie Smollett and Yazz


Another duet from these two that is just flawless.

Conqueror – Jussie Smollett and Estelle


Beautiful duet with Estelle. Again, the lyrics are also really inspiring especially if you are in need of an anthem to be strong. My favourite line in the song is We all make mistakes, You might fall on your face, But I am a conqueror!

Tell the Truth – Jussie Smollett


This one is also from season 1 but I still play it all the time. All I can say is that Jussie has an incredible voice.

Miracles – Yazz and Jamila Velazquez


Finally a song without Jussie haha. There are a few extremely talented women who appear on the show and Jamila is definitely one of them.

Up All Night – Jussie Smollett


One of the few ballads on the soundtrack, this song definitely had to be in my top 10.  

Money for Nothing – Jussie Smollett


Before you ask, yes they are singing about microwave ovens, refrigerators, and TVs. Despite the strange lyrics, I still love the song, it is just so catchy!

It was extremely difficult for me to choose 10 out of the 80 or so songs the show has released so far but hopefully these 10 give you a good idea of the types of songs they have. If you want to know more about the show, check out the general trailer for season 1 below.


By the way, a lot of the official videos I used here are not actually the full songs, so be sure to check them out on Spotify or on iTunes or Apple Music.

Anyway, I definitely recommend the show if you like the music because it just amplifies the intensity and excitement of the plot. The characters are crazy but it just makes the show that much more awesome 😀

Let me know if you liked the songs or if you are a fan the show, I would love to hear from you! You can leave a comment below or message me @theLydiaReview on Twitter! Don’t forget to subscribe.

Love to all ❤

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