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Top 30 reggae songs in 2017

The second top list in 2017 collects best reggae songs and the year has been pretty strong, especially the first six months. As usual the list collects both rising hopefuls and veterans. Most artists are from the Caribbean, but a few are from Europe and the U.S.

Glad that Jamaican falsetto singer Courtney John is back as a solo singer and his Yes We Are is a beautiful slice of mellow reggae. Other noteworthy highlights include the ferocious combination of Sizzla, Capleton and Fantan Mojah on Monkey Marc’s No Surrender, Burro Banton’s brutal Nah Sell Out on a wicked relick on the Kunta Kinte riddim and two ethereal singles from Hollie Cook’s much anticipated third studio album slated for release early next year.

The best track of the year is however Priceless on Frenchie’s Skank & Rave riddim. It’s a delicious slice of infectious and bouncy dancehall delivered by Michie One, Louchie Lou, Ding Dong and Bravo.

The list is as usual presented in no particular order and the cuts included are only singles or tracks taken from compilations. If you are curious about the tunes you can download a Spotify playlist with all tracks. Download the Spotify playlist here and I hope you will enjoy the music as much as I do.

Artist – song title (riddim)
Treesha & Skarra Mucci – Love You Like 123 (Better Days)
Samory I – Rasta Nuh Gangsta
Tippa Lee – Salute the Veteran
Mista Savona & Solis & Randy Valentine – Carnival
Courtney John – Yes We Are
Jesse Royal – Hold the Faith (Reggae Fest)
RSNY – Wildfire (What to Do)
Lukie D – Lock Dem Down (Replay)
Lutan Fyah – Things Are Not the Same
Burro Banton – Nah Sell Out (Kunta Kinte)
Monkey Marc & Fantan Mojah & Capleton & Sizzla – No Surrender (No Surrender)
Damian Marley – Medication
Jesse Royal – Fyah Fyah (Real Life Story)
Michie One, Louchie Lou, Ding Dong & Bravo – Priceless (Skank & Rave)
Kabaka Pyramid – Can’t Breathe
Hollie Cook – Angel Fire
Mungo’s Hi Fi & Eva Lazarus – Amsterdam
RDX – Shake Your Bam Bam
Irie Souljah – Dreader Than Dread
Alborosie – Living Dread
Jesse Royal & Jo Mersa Marley – Generation
O.B.F & Sr. Wilson – Rub A Dub Mood
Eesah – Tell No Lie
Chevaughn, Ronaldo, Nerry, Mountain, Sherieta & Tammi T – Shine (Body & Soul)
Randy Valentine – Officer Barage (67)
Hollie Cook – Freefalling
Randy Valentine – Just In Time
Estelle & Tarrus Riley – Love Like Ours
Fyakin – Steamin
Koffee – Burning (Ouji)

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The 20 best reggae songs of 2017 so far

The midpoint of 2017 is behind us, and that’s why it’s necessary to sum up the first six months. Below is a list of 20 reggae and dancehall cuts released this year that I have been spinning quite frequently. Some have even been on repeat, like Samory I’s militant Rasta Nuh Gangsta, Mista Savona’s sweaty Carnival, Lukie D’s sondbwoy slayer Lock Dem Down and Monkey Marc’s No Surrender, a cut also featuring Sizzla, Capleton and Fantan Mojah. Yes, you read it right. Those three on the same track. It’s ridiculous. I know.

The first six months have been rather strong with a many strong contenders, but you need to draw the line somewhere. And 20 seemed about right.

The list 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 all cuts. Download the Spotify playlist here and I hope you enjoy the music as much as I do.

Artist – song title (riddim)
Treesha & Skarra Mucci – Love You Like 123 (Better Days riddim)
Samory I – Rasta Nuh Gangsta
Tippa Lee – Salute the Veteran
Mista Savona & Solis & Randy Valentine – Carnival
Courtney John – Yes We Are
Macka B – The Rastaman
Jesse Royal – Hold the Faith (Reggae Fest riddim)
RSNY – Wildfire (What to Do riddim)
Lukie D – Lock Dem Down (Replay riddim)
Charly Black – You’re Perfect (World Fete riddim)
Lutan Fyah – Things Are Not the Same
Ward 21 & Sean Paul – Bend Yuh Back (Binnie Smalls remix)
Burro Banton – Nah Sell Out (Kunta Kinte riddim)
Monkey Marc & Fantan Mojah & Capleton & Sizzla – No Surrender (No Surrender riddim)
Damian Marley – Medication
Jesse Royal – Fyah Fyah (Real Life Story riddim)
Michie One – Priceless (Skank & Rave riddim)
Shumba Youth & Leo Samson – Check it Out
Kabaka Pyramid – Can’t Breathe
Jahdan Blakkamoore – Mash Down Georgetown

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