Jamaican Music

The Top 10 Third World Songs

Written by Ask A Jamaican Guy

Third World is a famous Jamaican reggae band that was formed in 1973. The band is quite well-known in producing music in the reggae, disco, ska, and funk genres. Third World has gone through its ups and downs and has had several lineup changes but Richard Daley and Stephen “Cat” Coore have been its consistent members. Over the course of their run, the band has signed up with notorious labels such as Cleopatra, Columbia, Island, Mercury, and their own; Third World Music Group. The band has an associated act with the Inner Circle band.

Third World originally started when Michael “Ibo” Cooper, a keyboard player, and Stephen “Cat” Coore, a guitarist, collaborated to form their own band. Both of them then recruited Richard Daley, a bassist, and released their debut album in early 1974. The band has its roots from reggae and fusion genres and they have also incorporated R&B and American soul music into the mix. According to the original lead singer of the band, the late Bunny Rugs (February 6, 1948 – February 2, 2014) , Third World isn’t strictly a reggae band but is definitely a reggae band, hinting towards their love of experimenting various other genres. Here are my picks of “The Top 10 Third World Songs”.

1. 96 Degrees In The Shade:

2. Now That We’ve Found Love:

3. Forbidden Love:

4. Committed:

5. Try Jah Love:

6. Reggae Ambassador:

7. Jah Glory:

8. Feel A Little Better:

9. Tribal War:

10. Rhythm of Life:

Honorable Mentions:

11. Dreamland:

12. Human Market Place:

13. Cool Meditation:

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