Reggae Recipe Chart: The Top 10 Biggest Songs Of 2016
8 December 2016, 16:27 | Updated: 16 March 2017, 15:58
Ras Kwame counts down the biggest new Reggae songs you need in your life this year in his Reggae Recipe Chart.
10. Chronixx - 'Spanish Town Rocking'
Chronixx's heavyweight reworking of Barrington Levy’s anthem ‘Prison Oval Rock’ was on heavy rotation this year. His 'Roots & Chalice' mixtape was also one to watch!
9. Masicka - 'Hardball'
2016 has been a great year for Masicka! His version of the Fire Starta riddim turned out to be an anthem, popular catch phrase, highly requested dubplate, and a smash for the dancehall artist.
8. Assassin Aka Agent Sasco - 'Stronger'
'Stronger' was a huge song for Sacso this year! The dancehall artist also released his brilliant 'T.O.R. album, toured extensively and released some strong music.
7. Alkaline - 'Champion Boy'
Another sterling cut on the Fire Starta riddim! 2016 has been a great year for the Vendetta boss with international tours, high level beefs and collaborations (Kartel / Movado), plus some good music for the fans.
6. Mavado - 'Progress'
The Gullyside boss stayed hot this year with a number of hit singles including ‘Big League’ on the Cure Pain Riddim and MC battles with Vybz Kartel and Popcaan. This track is huge!
5. Konshens - 'Bruk Off Yuh Back'
Konshens definitely ‘arrived’ internationally in 2016 with a number of hot songs. But 'Bruk Off Your Back' was one of his most popular - using Chris Birchall's big summer 'Moskato' riddim.
4. Rihanna Feat. Drake - 'Work'
RiRi and Drizzy definitely had a good time in 2016 with this dancehall smash! The official video currently has more than 800 million views on YouTube.
3. Charly Black - 'Gyal U A Party Animal'
Charly broke into the 250 most streamed artists in the world this year, following his huge carnival street party anthem. This track inspired numerous EDM refixes in 2016 too.
2. Popcaan - 'Ova Dweet'
A great year for Popcaan was summed up by his infectious dancehall hit 'Ova Dweet'. The dancehall artist had a huge 12 months, filled with Drake co-signs, major live appearances, RBMA Culture Clash victory and his high profile beef with Mavado.
1. Vybz Kartel - 'Fever'
Di Teacha still remains the most played, most liked, most controversial and arguably dancehall and reggae artist of the year for 2016 despite being incarcerated! 'Fever' is just one of the many massive tracks he put out this year, taken from the No.1 Billboard album ‘King Of The Dancehall’.