Throwback Caribbean Songs To Get You Through Your Day- 2BKaribbean Top Five

In a true “Throwback Thursday” style, we’ve compiled a list of dancehall, chutney, and soca songs from the 1990’s and 2000’s to reminisce, be productive, and get your mind set on the weekend ahead. In continuation of our celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, here is our 2BKaribbean top five throwback party songs you should know to get you to the weekend!


1) “Tempted to Touch” (2004)- Rupee

Bajan artiste Rupee’s single was first released on Soca Gold 2003, but was soon an international hit. Before being remixed by Daddy Yankee in 2004, the song reached 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100, as well as 44 on the UK Singles Chart. Billboard included the song at number 5 on the top 12 Dancehall and Reggaeton choruses of the 21st Century. The song will leave you “Tempted to Touch” the repeat button. (Image Source: Pinterest)






2) “Action” (1993)- Nadine Sutherland and Terror Fabulous

After winning the Tastee Talent Contest in 1979, Nadine Sutherland took off as a powerful new artiste in Jamaican dancehall. “Action” reached number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as was named 17th of the 50 best duets of all time in 2007 by Vibe, all in part to the collaboration with Terror Fabulous. (Image Source: Jamaica Star)






3) “Chutney Bacchanal” (1996)- Chris Garcia

“It’s Chutney Time!” Trini artiste Chris Garcia released this high-energy, chutney smash hit with a Hindi chorus that actually isn’t Hindi. Nonetheless, this party song gets both young and old on the dance-floor. 20 years after releasing the song, Chris Garcia performed it once more at the Soca Monarch Finals in 2017. (Image Source: Red 96.7)




4) “A Little More Time” (1993) –Beres Hammond and Buju Banton

A tale of love found and lost, the Beres Hammond and Buju Banton dream team released “A Little More Time” on Buju’s Voice of Jamaica album. The dancehall reggae crossover proved to be a hit in Jamaica and abroad. Buju Banton most recently performed the song on his “Long Walk to Freedom” tour. (Image Source: Jamaica Star)





5) “No Letting Go” (2003)- Wayne Wonder

“They say good things must come to an end.” The lyrics say it all. Closing out our top 5 is Wayne Wonder’s Jamaican dancehall fusion hit, which has made a reappearance in many clubs and parties, particularly with Caribbean Americans. “No Letting Go” reached peak positions on charts in Europe, and reached 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The beat of the “Diwali riddim” is used for other hit songs as well, like Sean Paul’s “Get Busy”. (Image Source: Amazon)



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