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    Top 200 Reggae Songs

    I am helping a DJ organization put together an all-time top 200 list for
    reggae music. The list includes older roots rock reggae, lovers rock,
    conscious reggae, dancehall etc.

    What are some songs you would recommend including? Please keep in
    mind that most of the latest dancehall selections will not stand the test
    of time and are disposable, however a few will become classics.
    Think For Yourself

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    Here are a few to consider for the conscious






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    Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves
    Desmond Dekker - The Israelites
    Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
    Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
    John Holt - A Love I Can Feel
    Dennis Brown - Here I Come
    Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket
    Horace Andy - Skylarking
    The Paragon - The Tide Is High
    Alton Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You
    Jimmy Cliff - Vietnam
    Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
    Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross
    Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
    The Mighty Diamonds - Pass The Kutchie
    Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
    Bob Marley - One Love
    Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
    Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
    Bob Marley - Jamming
    Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
    Peter Tosh - Wanted Dread & Alive
    Peter Tosh - Legalize It
    UB40 - Red Red Wine
    UB40 - I Got You Babe
    Toots & The Maytals - 54-46
    Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop
    Max Romeo - Chase The Devil
    Black Uhuru - Shine Eye Gal


    I'm gonna keep coming back to this thread....

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    Thanks Ackee & Blu. Here is a list which has been a collaborative effort
    with Ackee's selections merged into it. Because we're looking for songs
    that will be most recognizable to the broadest audience it is a work in progress. I expect there to be more revisions with some dancehall seletions removed and other songs added.

    Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
    Alton Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You
    Aswad - Don't Turn Around
    Barrington Levy -Too Experienced
    Beenie Man - Silent Violence
    Beenie Man - Who Am I
    Beenie Man/Ms. Thing - Dude
    Beres Hammond - Rockaway
    Beres Hammond - What One Dance Can Do
    Bitty McLean - Walk Away From Love
    Black Uhuru - Shine Eye Gal
    Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
    Bob Marley - Is This Love
    Bob Marley - Jamming
    Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
    Bob Marley - One Love
    Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
    Bob Marley - Waiting In Vain
    Capleton - Tour
    Chaka Demus/Pliers - Murder She Wrote
    Cham - Ghetto Story
    Cham - Vitamin S
    Cobra - Flex
    Cutty Ranks - Who She Me Dun
    Damien Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
    Damien Marley- Hey Girl
    Degree - Traffic Blocking
    Dennis Brown - Here I Come
    Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket
    Desmond Dekker - Israelites
    Eek-A-Mouse - Wa Do Dem
    Elephant Man - Pon De River Pon De Banks
    Elephant Man - Scoobie Doo
    Elephant Man - Signal Di Plane
    Elephant Man - Willie Bounce
    Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
    Foxy Brown - Sorry
    Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
    Gregory Isaacs - Rumours
    Half Pint - Greetings
    Horace Andy - Skylarking
    Ini Kamoze - (Here Comes the...) Hot Stepper
    Inner Circle- Sweat (La La La La)
    J. C. Lodge - Telephone Love
    Jah Cure- Love Is
    Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross
    Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
    Jimmy Cliff - Vietnam
    John Holt - A Love I Can Feel
    Johnny Osbourne - You sexy thang
    June Lodge - Someone Loves You
    Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves
    Junior Reid - One Blood
    Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
    Krystal & Shabba Ranks - Twice my age
    Max Romeo - Chase The Devil
    Max-A-Million - Sexual Healing
    Maxi Priest - Wild World
    Maxi Priest/Shabba Ranks - Housecall
    Michie One/Louchie Lou - Rich Girl
    Mr Vegas - Heads High
    Mr. Vegas & Sean Paul - Deport Them
    Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
    Pato Banton- Groovin'
    Peter Tosh - Legalize It
    Peter Tosh - Wanted Dread & Alive
    Pinchers - Bandelero
    Richie Spice - Earth A Run Red
    Sade - By Your Side
    Sean Paul - Gimme De Light
    Shabba Ranks - Mr Loverman
    Shabba Ranks - ting a ling
    Shaggy - It Wasn't Me
    Shaggy and Rayvon - Big Up
    Shaggy- Luv Me Luv Me
    Steel Pulse - Ravers
    Steel Pulse - Your House
    Super Cat - Boops
    Super Cat - Ghetto Red Hot
    Tanto Metro/Devonte - Everyone Falls In Love
    Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm
    terror fabulous and nadine sutherland- action
    The Mighty Diamonds - Pass The Kutchie
    The Paragon - The Tide Is High
    Toots & The Maytals - 54-46
    Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop
    Toots & the Maytals - Pressure Drop
    Toots & the Maytals - Reggae Got Soul
    UB40 - I Got You Babe
    UB40 - Red Red Wine
    UB40 - Red Red Wine
    UB40- Can't Help Falling In Love
    Wayne Smith - Under Mi Sleng teng
    wayne wonder - no letting go
    wayne wonder - saddest day
    Wayne Wonder/Baby Cham - Joyride
    Think For Yourself

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    would really like to hear the completed list on imeem or some other music player
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picong View Post
    would really like to hear the completed list on imeem or some other music player
    Me too. Can you help me out for 1 credit/song?
    Think For Yourself

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    fuh dat price ah go need dat on meh portable player
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    Not enough Freddie McGreggor, Garnett Silk or D.Brown

    Give me sec let me do some work first then I'll post some

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    Ok for starters

    CD.1

    [01] Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - Tomorrow People [03:38]
    [02] Althea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking [03:54]
    [03] Shaggy Featuring Rayvon - In the Summertime [03:47]
    [04] Ub40 - Don't Let it Pass You by [07:46]
    [05] Peter Tosh - Johnny B Goode [04:02]
    [06] Abyssinians - This Land is for Everyone [03:53]
    [07] U-Roy - Trench Town Rock [02:45]
    [08] I Roy - African Herbsman [03:45]
    [09] Prince Far I - Throw Away Your Gun [04:22]
    [10] Sly Dunbar - Sun is Shining [03:04]
    [11] Linton Kwesi Johnson - Come Wi Go Dung Deh [03:46]
    [12] Gladiators - Soul Rebel [03:55]
    [13] Johnny Clarke - Declaration of Rights [03:23]
    [14] Culture - Holy Mount Zion [03:38]
    [15] Delroy Washington - Freedom Fighters [03:42]
    [16] Maxi Priest - Wild World [03:37]

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    CD2

    [01] Peter Tosh - Equal Rights [06:10]
    [02] Gregory Isaacs - Mr Brown [03:06]
    [03] Linton Kwesi Johnson - Dread Beat & Blood [02:58]
    [04] U-Roy - Natty Rebel [03:27]
    [05] Johnny Clarke - Crazy Baldhead [03:40]
    [06] Culture - Behold [04:36]
    [07] Prince Far I - No More War (Dub) [04:00]
    [08] Gladiators - Looks is Deceiving [02:31]
    [09] Gregory Isaacs - If I Don't Have You [04:12]
    [10] I Roy - Satta Amasa Gana (Sette Messgana) [03:49]
    [11] Johnny Clarke - Prophecy A Fulfilled [03:19]
    [12] Maxi Priest - Strollin' on [03:21]
    [13] The Mighty Diamonds - Right Time [03:16]
    [14] Twinkle Brothers - Never Get Burn [03:26]
    [15] Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - African Herbsman [03:13]
    [16] The Ruts - Jah War [06:55]

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    CD3

    [01] Ub40 - King [04:35]
    [02] The Special Aka - Gangsters [02:47]
    [03] Madness - The Prince (Edit) [02:30]
    [04] Selecter - Three Minute Hero [03:02]
    [05] The Bodysnatchers - People Do Rock Steady [02:56]
    [06] Maxi Priest - That Girl [04:00]
    [07] U-Roy - Jah Son of Africa [07:37]
    [08] Culture - The International Herb [03:20]
    [09] Gregory Isaacs - Universal Tribulation [03:47]
    [10] The Mighty Diamonds - Africa [03:11]
    [11] Abyssinians - Dem A Come [03:59]
    [12] Sly Dunbar - Dirty Harry [04:15]
    [13] Linton Kwesi Johnson - Five Nights of Bleeding [04:31]
    [14] U-Roy - Wear You to the Ball [02:29]
    [15] Prince Far I - Message form the King [03:27]
    [16] Maxi Priest - Love Don't Come Easy [04:24]

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    We can't leave out the Strictly The Best series I'll post some later

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    Disc 1

    01. Don't Turn Around - Aswad
    02. Boombastic - Shaggy
    03. Mr. Loverman - Shabba Ranks
    04. Close To You - Maxi Priest
    05. Tease Me - Chaka Demus & Pliers
    06. Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
    07. My Girl Josephine - Supercat
    08. Shy Guy - Diana King
    09. My Jamaican Guy - Grace Jones
    10. Searching - China Black
    11. Welcome To Jamrock - Damian Marley
    12. Substitute Lover - Half Pint
    13. Ring The Alarm - Tenor Saw
    14. Funky Kingston - Toots & The Maytals
    15. Now That We've Found Love - Third World
    16. Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
    17. You Can Get It If You Really Want - Desmond Dekker
    18. Liquidator - Harry J. Allstars
    19. Help Me Make It Through The Night - John Holt
    20. Return Of Django - Upsetters (The)
    21. Red Red Wine - Tony Tribe
    22. Wonderful World Beautiful People - Jimmy Cliff

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    Disc 2

    01. Kingston Town - UB40
    02. Silly Games - Janet Kay
    03. Sun Is Shining - Bob Marley & The Wailers
    04. You Don't Love (No No No) - Dawn Penn
    05. Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
    06. Money In My Pocket - Dennis Brown
    07. Police And Thieves - Junior Murvin
    08. Hurt So Good - Susan Cadogan
    09. Israelites - Desmond Dekker
    10. I'm In The Mood For Ska - Lord Tanamo
    11. 54 56 Was My Number - Toots & The Maytals
    12. Rudy A Message To You - Dandy Livingstone
    13. Double Barrell - Dave & Ansel Collins
    14. Everything I Own - Ken Boothe
    15. Wet Dream - Max Romeo
    16. Love Of The Common People - Nicky Thomas
    17. Boops (Here To Go) - Sly & Robbie
    18. Shine - Aswad
    19. It Wasn't Me - Shaggy
    20. Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
    21. Baby I Love Your Way - Big Mountain
    22. Sweets For My Sweet - Big Mountain
    23. Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc
    24. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

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    can I get the Disces for free Ja ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ank View Post
    can I get the Disces for free Ja ?
    What exactly are you looking for?

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    nice Songs ...

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    List looking good Redlocks....on a more Dancehall tip, adding to your list.
    (Going by your standard of songs that a broad audience might recognize)

    Jr. Kelly - If Love So Nice
    Half Pint - Substitute Lover
    Sanchez - Frenzy
    Buju Banton & Wayne Wonder - I Don't Know Why
    Buju Banton - Untold Stories
    Buju Banton - Champion
    Buju Banton - Bogle
    Buju Banton - Driver
    Beenie Man - Ole Dog
    Beenie Man - Girls Dem Sugar
    Beenie Man - King Of The Dancehall
    Red Fox and Rayvon - Bashment Party
    Bounty Killer - Eagle And The Hawk
    Bounty Killer - Lodge
    Bounty Killer - Miss Ivy Son
    Bounty Killer & The Fugees - Hip Hoperah
    Sasha - Dat Sexy Body
    Red Rat - Tight Up Skirt
    Red Rat - Shelly Anne
    Red Rat & Goofy - Big Man, Likkle Yute
    Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas - Hot Gal Today
    Sean Paul - Get Busy
    Sean Paul - Temperature
    Shaggy - Oh Carolina
    Shaggy and Maxi Priest - That Girl
    Mr. Vegas - Sucky Ducky
    Sisten Nancy - Bam Bam
    Shelly Thunder - Kuff
    Simpleton - Coca Cola Bottle Shape
    Snow, Beenie Man, Nadine Sutherland, Terror Fabulous, Buju Banton, Kulture Knock, Louie Culture - Anything For You (Remix)
    Snow - Informer

    Woee Sah, good luck thinking of 200, and then after that good luck in narrowing it down!
    Soon reach back when more songs cross my mind

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    tough task!
    Here are a few I don't see listed:

    Beres Hammond - Tempted to Touch
    Johnny Osbourne - Buddy Bye
    Nadine Sutherland & Buju Banton - Wicked D¡ckie
    Admiral Tibett - Leave People Buisness Alone
    Barrington Levy - Here I Come
    Barrington Levy ft. Bounty Killer - Living Dangerously
    Garnett Silk - Hello Mama Africa
    Yellowman - Zungguzgung
    Marcia Griffiths - Young Gifted and Black
    Dennis Brown - Revolution
    Rita Marley - One Draw
    Cutty Ranks - Limb By Limb
    Singing Sweet - When I See U Smile
    Pliers - Bam Bam
    Frankie Paul - Worries in the Dance
    Tony Rebel - Fresh Vegetable
    Luciano - Sweep Over My Soul
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