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GREGORY ISAACS TOP 100 SONGS

GREGORY ISAACS TOP 100

Compiled By Clinton Lindsay

(p) © 2010

Right after the death of Gregory Anthony Isaacs (born July 15,1951) on October 25, 2010 @ age 59, I began getting calls about his vast catalog of songs, on which ones he is most likely to be remembered for. I immediately knew I had to compile the Gregory Isaacs Top 100 Songs.

When available, chart data culled from The New York, JBC, RJR, and The Gleaner Hit Parade charts.

Abbreviations:

Prod: Producer, HPR: Highest Position Reached, Record Of The Year: ROTY, WOC: Weeks On The Chart.

 

1. Night Nurse 1982 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

JBC: ROTY #4, NY: HPR #1/4 wks, WOC: 16

 

2. Rumors 1989 Prod: Augustus Clarke

NY: HPR #1/1wk, WOC 15, ROTY #5

 

3.  Hard Drugs 1985 Prod: Tad Dawkins

NY: HPR #2

 

4. Mr. Brown 1978 Prod: Ossie Hibbert

JBC: ROTY #14

 

5. Top Ten 1978 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

JBC: ROTY #12

 

6. Storm 1977 Prod: Ossie Hibbert

 

7. Front Door 1981 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

JBC: ROTY #3

 

8. Soon Forward 1978 Prod: Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare

 

9. All I Have Is Love 1973 Prod: Phil Pratt

JBC: ROTY #13

 

10. Tune In 1978 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

11. Mr. Cop 1976 Prod: Lee Perry/Pete Weston

 

12. Big All Around w/Dennis Brown  1989 Prod: Augustus Clarke

NY: HPR #2, WOC 14, ROTY #22

 

13. Mi Come Again 1984 Prod: Tad Dawkins

NY: HPR #1/2 wks,  WOC 12

 

14. Love Is Overdue 1974 Prod: Alvin Ranglin

RJR: HPR #1/4 wks (1)

 

15. My Number One 1974 Prod: Alvin Ranglin

 

16. Let Off Sup’m  1985 Prod: Augustus Clarke

NY: HPR #2, ROTY #17

 

17. Bad Da 1975 Prod: Winston “Niney” Holness

 

18. One Man Against The World     1987 Prod:

 

19. Off Mi Fender 1987 Prod:

 

20. Lover’s Magic 1985 Prod: Tad Dawkins

 

21. Musical Revenge 1987 Prod: Tad Dawkins

NY: HPR #1/4 wks, WOC 12, ROTY #8

 

22. John Public 1990 Prod: Steely/Clevie

NY: HPR #3, WOC 13, ROTY #43

 

23. Poor And Clean 1980 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

NY: HPR #2

 

24. Tribal War 1990 Prod: Peter Hibbert

NY: HPR #4, WOC 15,

 

25. Red Rose For Gregory 1988 Prod: Augustus Clarke

 

26. The Border 1976 Prod: Alvin Ranglin

 

27. Body Language w/John Holt    1997 Prod: Bobby Digital

NY: HPR #3, WOC 16, ROTY 19

 

28. Bumping And Boring 1978 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

29. Report To Me 1989 Prod: Augustus Clarke

NY: HPR #12, WOC 7, ROTY #71

 

30. Private Secretary 1983 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

31. Black A Kill Black 1977 Prod: Gregory Isaacs/Pete Weston

 

32. Lonely Days 1975 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

33. Mind Yu Dis 1988 Prod: Augustus Clarke

NY: HPR #9, WOC 9, ROTY #43

 

34. Unforgettable 1989 Prod: Lloyd “Pick Out” Dennis

NY: HPR #15, WOC 6, ROTY #60

 

35. Can’t Give You My Love Alone   1980 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

36. My Only Lover 1975 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

37. Bang Belly 1985 Prod: Tad Dawkins

NY: HPR #5

 

38. She Gives Me Hiccups w/Tiger  1990 Prod: Winston Riley

NY: HPR #1/2 wks, WOC 18, ROTY #8

 

39 Lonely Soldier 1974 Prod: Clive Chin

 

40. Handcuff (Hey Mr. Babylon) 1977 Prod: Ossie Hibbert

 

41. Tumbling Tears 1976 Prod: Alvin Ranglin

 

42. Easy Lover 1987 Prod: Tad Dawkins

 

43. Black Liberation Struggle 1978 Prod: Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare

 

44. Let’s Dance 1977 Prod: Dirty Harry

 

45. Cream Of The Crop 1983 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

46. Wailing Rudie 1980 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

NY: HPR #4, WOC 12

 

47. Oh, What A Feeling 1981 Prod: Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare

 

48. The Salary Is Thin (The Sun Shines For Me) 1975  Prod: Winston “Niney” Holness

 

49. Set The Captives Free 1977 Prod: Ossie Hibbert

 

50. Night Nurse w/Lady Saw 1996 Prod: David Sanguinett

NY: HPR #3, WOC 8, ROTY #55

 

51. Love Me With Feelings 1983 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

52. Looking Back 1975 Prod: Harry Mudie

 

53. Sunday Morning 1980 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

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54. Private Beach Party 1985 Prod: Augustus Clarke

 

55. Confirm Reservation 1981 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

56. Talk Don’t Bother Me 1987 Prod: Kenneth “Skeng Don” Black

 

57. Coronation Market 1984 Prod: Tad Dawkins

 

58. Universal Tribulation 1978 Prod: Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare

 

59. Slave Market 1975 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

60. Too Good To Be True 1989 Prod: Augustus Clarke

 

61. Mother’s Day 1987 Prod: Tad Dawkins

 

62. Sacrifice 1977 Prod: Ossie Hibbert

 

63. Sad To Know You’re Leaving   1982 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

64. Stranger In Your Town 1982 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

65. You Can Have The Bits 1987 Prod: Lloyd “Jammys” James

 

66. Thief A Man 1975 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

67. Nobody Know 1985 Prod: Tad Dawkins

 

68. Continent Woman 1978 Prod: Alvin Ranglin

 

69. End Of The World 1975 Prod: J. Lewis

 

70. Smile 1977 Prod: Ossie Hibbert

 

71. Cool Down The Pace 1982 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

72. Rough Neck w/The Mighty Diamonds  1989 Prod: Augustus Clarke

 

73. Easy, Take It Easy (Babylon Too Tough) 1975 Prod: Joe Gibbs

 

74. You Brought Me Love 1985 Prod: Tad Dawkins

 

75. One One Cocoa (Full Basket) 1973 Prod: Glen Brown

 

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76. My Pride Won’t Let Me 1987 Prod: Lloyd “Jammys” James

 

77. *Late At Night (Satisfaction) 1971 Prod:

*recorded under the name “William Shakespeare”

 

78. Intimate Potential 1988 Prod: Augustus Clarke

 

79. Lonely Lover 1975 Prod: Sidney Crooks

 

80. Innercity Lady 1986 Prod: Augustus Clarke

 

81. Financial Endorsement 1974 Prod: Alvin Ranglin

 

82. Slave Master 1977 Prod: Winston “Niney” Holness

 

83. The Fugitive 1981 Prod: Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare

 

84. Teacher’s Plight 1990 Prod: Augustus Clarke

 

85. Slapper Dapper 1997 Prod: Flabba Holt

 

86. My Relationship 1978 Prod: Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare

 

87. Objection Overruled 1982 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

88. Open The Door To Your Heart  1978 Prod: Roydale “Andy” Anderson

 

89. Sinner Man 1976 Prod: Sidney Crooks

 

90. Out Deh 1983 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

91. Closer Than A Brother 1990 Prod: Augustus Clarke

 

92. My Time 1978 Prod: Gregory Isaacs

 

93. Mr. Know It All 1978 Prod: Ossie Hibbert

 

94. Call Me Collect 1990 Prod: Phillip “Fattis” Burrell

 

95. I’m Coming Home 1973 Prod: Pete Weston

 

96. I’m Still Waiting 1995 Prod: Jeff Sarge

 

97. Loving Pauper 1973 Prod: Augustus Clarke

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98. Don’t Go 2000 Prod: Bobby Digital

 

 

99. Don’t Let Me Suffer w/The Concords  1969 Prod: Rupie Edwards

 

 

 

100 *Another Heartache 1968 Prod: Winston Sinclair

*Gregory Isaacs’ first recording!

 

 

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