Jamaican Music

The Top 10 Shabba Ranks Songs

Written by Ask A Jamaican Guy

Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, better known by his stage name Shabba Ranks, is a popular Jamaican dancehall music artist. Ranks started his career in 1985 and has worked in the reggae, reggae fusion, dancehall, and ragga genres. Throughout his career, he was among the most famous dancehall musicians of his generation and is also among the first deejays who got worldwide acceptance. Ranks is best known by his rough voice and slack lyrical expressions and has worked with the label Epic.

Born in Sturgetown, St. Ann, Jamaica, unlike many of his contemporaries in Jamaica, Ranks got recognition mainly through toasting and not singing. He worked with a number of rappers and deejays including Cocoa Tea, Chuck Berry, Crystal, Chubb Rock, and KRS-One. Over the course of his career, he produced a number of hit singles including “Dem bow”, “Mr. Loverman”, “Trailer Loads A Girls”, “Ting A Ling”, “Respect”, “Wicked Inna Bed”, and “Pirates Anthem” among many others. Rank took a break from his busy career in 1999 but rejuvenated it once again in the year 2007. In 2013, Ranks was reportedly working on a new album. Here are my picks of “The Top 10 Songs by Shabba Ranks”.

1. Ting-A- Ling:

2. Twice My Age:

3. Trailor Load a Girls:

4. Ca’an Dun:

5. Wicked Inna Bed:

6. Mr. Loverman:

7. Needle Eye Pum Pum:

8. Roots & Culture:

9. Dem Bow:

10. Bedroom Bully:

Honorable Mentions:

11. House Call:

12. Tell Me Which One:

13. Gal Yuh Good:

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