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Top 10 Reggae and Dancehall Songs For 2015

Top 10 Reggae and Dancehall Songs For 2015 Nesbeth

This listing is a snapshot reflection of the top dancehall and reggae tunes for 2015 as compiled by New York Tri-State top radio DJ’s and sound systems. I reached out to a cross section of the music media personalities including Clinton Lindsay, Foundation Radio, Chris, the Dubbmaster and DJ Roy of Irie Jam Radio, 98.5 FM, DJ Carlton, Dahved Levy, “Caribbean Fever” WBLS 105.9 FM, Pat McKay, Program Director, Reggae and Gospel Sirius, XM Radio, Bobby Konders, host of “Fire Sundayz” w/Jabba on 98.7 Kiss FM and Massive B sound system and Record label,  Jabba, cohost of “Fire Sundayz” w/Bobby Konders & Jabba on 98.7Kiss FM, DJ Bandit, of E2 On Air Radio and sound system DJ and Patricia Meschino-Writer, Reggae/Caribbean Music Billboard Magazine. Below are the responses Jamaicans.com received.

Top 10 Reggae and Dancehall Songs For 2015 by Patricia Meschino


No.1 Reggae Song of 2015: My Dream – Nesbeth -Produced by Entertainment Soul
Nesbeth ascends to Jamaican music’s major league with the release of “My Dream”, the singer’s heartfelt delivery detailing his journey from Trench-town to stardom, the strength he derives from Rastafari guiding his journey. Released in late October, an official video is just one of the promotional tools planned for 2016 to take the song to a 9 audience that it most certainly deserves.
The remaining nine songs are:

No. 2 “Criminal”– Protoje
No. 3 “Well Done”-Kabaka Pyramid
No. 4 “Dance With You”-Raging Fyah Featuring Kabaka Pyramid
No. 5 “So High Up On The Moon”-Vybz Kartel
No. 6 “Life We Live”-Jah Cure
No.7 ”Babylon Kingdom”-The Meditations
No. 8 “Hide Away”-Christopher Martin
No.9 “Unruly Prayer”-Popcaan
No.10 “Finally”-Jesse Royal

Reggae Album of the Year:
Protoje “Ancient Future” Produced By Phillip “Winta” James

Reggae Video of the Year:
Kabaka Pyramid “Well Done” Directed by Benjamin Lidsky

Reggae Artist of the Year:
Kabaka Pyramid, for taking a bold political stance on “Well Done” and making sure the song’s video was equally hard-hitting, for his brilliant guest appearances on great songs by Protoje (“Forever The Same”) the aforementioned “Dance With You” and for joining forces with Iba Mahr in co-headlining the Young Lions tour. The reggae industry needs more artists coming together and creating tour packages that will take the music into larger venues in a greater number of territories.

Patricia Meschino is currently Billboard writer on Reggae/Caribbean Music.

Top Music Reggae and Dancehall of 2015

Dancehall

  1. Popcaan – Real Tuggs – Weed is My Best Friend
  2. Mavado – My League – Nah Use Dem
  3. Vybz Kartel – Money Pon Mi Rain, Dancehall and Mi Nuh Trust People
  4. Dexta Daps – Shabba Madda Pot and 7-11
  5. Adonia – Nuh Boring Gal & No Man to My Spliff
  6. Vershon – Inna Real Life
  7. Jahmeil – Gain the World
  8. Iva Mahr -Diamond Sox
  9. Nezbeth -My Dream
  10. Elephantman – Bogle Move

Reggae

  1. Romain Virgo – Stay With Me, Soul Provider & Star Across The Sky
  2. Protije and Chronix – Who Knows
  3. Jah Cure – Life We Live and All of Me
  4.  Kibaka Pyramid – Well Done
  5.  Jesse Royal – Finally
  6.  Inner Circle and Chronnix – Tenement Yard Remix
  7.  Chronix -Plant It
  8. Gappy Ranks – Guide Me
  9. Mr Vegas – Lovers Rock and Soul album- Dexta Daps – 7-11
  10. JR Reid – Pull Up

Bobby Konders is currently the host of “Fire Sundayz” w/Bobby Konders & Jabba on 98.7Kiss FM Saturday 11:00pm-1:00am Sundays 10:00pm-12:00am. He is also the owner Massive B sound system and Massive B Record label.

Top Music Reggae and Dancehall of 2015 by DJ Bandit

  1. Dexta Daps – 7-11B
  2. Busy Signal – Text Message
  3. Spice – Needle Eye
  4. Popcaan – Unruly Prayer
  5. Vershohn – Inna Real Life
  6. Mavado – My League
  7. Vybz Kartel – Which League
  8. Aidonia – No Boring Gal
  9. Vybz Kartel – Nuh Tust People
  10. Ding Dong – Low Mi Nuh

DJ Bandit is an E2 On Air Radio Reggae show Mondays 7:00PM11:00PM. DJ Bandit also DJ’s live music at events.

About the author

Stan Evan Smith

Senior Editor and North East Media Coordinator for Jamaicans.com