Top 50 reggae songs in 2015

The second top list for 2015 collects best songs, and just as last year the second half of the year was way stronger than the first six months. And when I wrote the half-year report in July I had difficulties finding enough highlights. But from July and onwards there have been a steady stream of solid singles, remixes and one riddim compilation cuts. This means that some of the songs included in the half-year report were pushed out due to fierce competition.

The list contains rising hopefuls like Koro Fyah, Shuga, Mortimer, Sevana Siren and Earthkry, but also long-time veterans, such as Luciano, Inner Circle, Burro Banton, Cornell Campbell and Sizzla. And most artists are from Jamaica.

Top 50 best songs in 2015

During the year I have also noted that major labels have taken interest in reggae and at least three of the cuts are released directly via Sony, Atlantic and Universal. Some probably also have distribution via a major label or at least some kind of affiliation. That’s a good sign for coming years and I hope it’s not just a fluke.

The list below is as usual presented in no particular order and the songs included are only singles or tracks taken from compilations. If you are curious about the songs you can download a Spotify playlist with 46 of the 50 tracks. Download here and enjoy!

Artist – title (label/riddim)
Jesse Royal – Cool and Deadly (Ghetto Youths International/On the Corner)
Samory I – Scepter (Taitu/Go With Jah)
Torch & Bugle – Fire Man a Bun (Weedy G Soundforce/Gate 7)
Cornell Campbell – Good Old Days (Tuff Scout/God I God I Say)
General Degree – Feeling Irie (Germaica)
Protoje & Sevana Siren & Jesse Royal – Sudden Flight (Baco Records)
Major Lazer & MØ & DJ Snake – Lean On (Mad Decent)
Exco Levi – Love (Jugglerz/Reggaemiles)
L.U.S.T – She’s Pretty Like (Silly Walks Discotheque/Ram Jam)
Koro Fyah – Eyes Red
Luciano – Solid Like a Rock (Larger Than Life/Hungry Dayz)
Nattali Rize & Notis & Kabaka Pyramid – Generations Will Rize (Roots Level)
Lucas DiPasquale & Stylo G & Kardinal Offishall & Konshens – Do It Like (Universal)
Cadenza & Stylo G & Busy Signal – Foundation (Sony/Real Rock)
Rapha Pico & Mr. Patze – 45 (Area 026 Music)
Kristine Alicia – Freedom Fighter (Rorystonelove/Braveheart)
Brownie – I Was There (One Family Music)
The Wizard & Jesse Royal – Raging Storm (Tropical Storm)
Kranium & Ty Dolla $ign– Nobody Has To Know (Major Lazer & KickRaux remix) (Atlantic)
Rominal – Grow My Dread (Charmax Music)
Fantan Mojah – Nah Vote Again (Live MB Music/Visions)
Inner Circle & Kabaka Pyramid – We the People Ha Fi Talk (DubShot Records)
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos – Get a Hold of You (Truth & Soul Records)
Chi Ching Ching – Watchy Wyah (Chimney Records)
Stylo G & Gyptian – My Number 1 (Jr Blender remix) (3 Beat Productions)
Wrongtom & The Correctional Horns – Repossession (Tru Thoughts/Possession)
Kiko Bun – Where I’m From (Island Records)
Kenny Knots – Watch How the People Dancing (Reggae Roast)
Jamie XX & Popcaan & Assassin & Konshens – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Dre Skull remix) (Young Turks Recordings)
Earthkry – 9 to 5
Junior Cat – See Bobo Dread (Colonel Mustard)
Mortimer – Warning (Vibe Dub) (Treasure Chest Productions)
Ras Demo – Sekkle Up the Score (Maximum Sound/The Armour)
King Mas – Zombie Apocalypse (Royal Order Music)
Notis – Raggy Road (Notis Records)
Randy Valentine – Love Advocate (Maximum Sound/Selecta)
Trinity – Rock Ina Dancehall (Irie Ites/Cuss Cuss)
Samory I – Take Me Oh Jah (Rorystonelove/Zeen)
Burro Banton – Prosper (Massive B/Skateland)
Tom Fire & Soom T – Take a Walk
Ikaya – Lenient Wife (John John/Fragrance)
Reverend Danny Dread – Chatty Mouth Defeat (Colonel Mustard)
Shuga & Lone Ranger & Horace Andy – Every Tongue Shall Tell (Penthouse/Every Tongue Shall Tell)
Lutan Fyah – Too Much Ramshackle (I Grade Records/Lion of Judah)
Romain Virgo & Agent Sasco – Fade Away (VP Records)
Alaine – Hello (Adele cover) (Jukeboxx)
RDX – Linky (Cashflow/Sounds of the Heart)
Tifa – Rock My Body (Mixpak/Blacklight)
Sizzla – Think Positive (Special Delivery)
Shuga – In Deh (Penthouse)


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