Top 30 reggae songs in 2017


After the Top 20 Reggae Albums in 2017, the second list of the best in 2017 brings together the best reggae songs and the year has been quite strong, especially the first six months. As usual, the list brings together both rising hopefuls and veterans. Most of the artists are from the Caribbean, but a few are from Europe and the United States

Glad the Jamaican falsetto singer Courtney john is back as a solo singer and his Yes we are is a nice slice of mellow reggae. Other noteworthy highlights include the fierce combination of Sizzla, Capleton and Fantan Mojah to Monkey Marc‘s No surrender, Burro Bantonis brutal No, sell on a wicked relic on the Kunta Kinté riddim and two ethereal singles from Hollie cookThe highly anticipated third studio album is slated for release early next year.

The best song of the year, however, is Invaluable on Frenchie’s Skank & Rave riddim. It’s a delicious slice of contagious and bouncy dancehall delivered by Michie A, Louchie Lou, Ding dong and well done.

The list is as usual presented in no particular order and the songs included are only singles or songs taken from compilations.

Artist – song title (riddim)

Treesha & Skarra Mucci – I love you like 123 (Better days)
Samory I – Rasta Nuh Gangsta
Tippa Lee – Say hi to the veteran
Mista Savona & Solis & Randy Valentine – Carnival
Courtney John – Yes we are
Jesse Royal – Hold the Faith (Reggae Fest)
RSNY – Forest fire (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 – Medicines
Jesse Royal – Fyah Fyah (Real story)
Michie One, Louchie Lou, Ding Dong & Bravo – Inestimable (Skank & Rave)
Kabaka Pyramid – I can’t breathe
Hollie Cook – Fire Angel
Hi Fi by Mungo & Eva Lazarus – Amsterdam
RDX – Shake Your Bam Bam
Irie Souljah – Dreader Than Dread
Alborosia – Living the Terror
Jesse Royal & Jo Mersa Marley – Generation
OBF & Sr. Wilson – Rub A Dub Mood
Eesah – Don’t tell lies
Notis, Chevaughn, Ronaldo, Nerry, Mountain, Sherieta & Tammi T – Shine (Body & Soul)
Randy Valentine – Officer Barage (67)
Hollie Cook – Free Fall
Randy Valentine – Just in time
Estelle & Tarrus Riley – Love Like Ours
Fyakin – Steamin
Koffee – Burning (Ouji)


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