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THE TOP 100 JAMAICAN SONGS 1962 – 2012!

August 6, 2012
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Jamaican Songs 1962 - 2012

Compiled By Clinton Lindsay, with assistance from:

Tony Ryan (radio host/record collector); Lloyd Campbell (record producer); DJ Roy (radio host/selector); Russel Gerlach (publicist); Marlon Burrell (radio host/record & data collector); Cecelia Campbell-Livingston (journalist); Norman Lawrence & Yvette Marshall (radio hosts/selectors); Everald “Jah Ruby” Metcalf (record producer/artist); and Sam Mitchell (record producer/radio host) 

 

TITLE ARTIST

1 ONE LOVE   BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

PRODUCER: BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 1977

2 Poor Mi Israelites Desmond   Dekker & The Aces

Producer: Leslie Kong 1969

Desmond Dekker & The Aces

3 The Harder They Come   Jimmy Cliff

Producer: Jimmy Cliff 1972

4 Cherry Oh Baby   Eric Donaldson

Producer: Edward “Bunny” Lee 1971

5 You Don’t Care   The Techniques

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid 1967

6 54-46 That’s My Number   The Maytals

Producer: Leslie Kong 1968

The Maytals

7 Satta Massa Gana   The Abyssinians

Producer: Bernard Collins 1971

8 Rivers Of Babylon  The Melodians

Producer: Leslie Kong 1969

9 Don’t Stay Away   Phyllis Dillon

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid 1967

Phyllis Dillon

10 No Man Is An Island   Dennis Brown

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1969

11 I’ve Got To Go Back Home   Bob Andy

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

Bob Andy

12 Marcus Garvey   Burning Spear

Producer: Lawrence “Jack Ruby” Lindo 1975

13 Loving Pauper   Dobby Dobson

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid 1968

14 Two Sevens Clash   Culture

Producer: Joe Gibbs/Errol Thompson 1976

15 I’m Still In Love With You   Alton Ellis

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1967

Alton Ellis

16 Night Nurse   Gregory Isaacs

Producer: Gregory Isaacs 1982

17 Pass The Kutchie   The Mighty Diamonds

Producer: Augustus “Gussie” Clarke 1982

18 Waiting In Vain   Bob Marley & The Wailers

Producer: Bob Marley & The Wailers 1977

19 Rain From The Skies   Delroy Wilson

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1967

20 Murder She Wrote   Chaka Demus & Pliers

Producer: Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare 1992

21 My Conversation   Slim Smith & The Uniques

Producer: Edward “Bunny” Lee 1970

Slim Smith

22 Here I Come (Love & Hate)  Dennis Brown

Producer: Tad Dawkins 1984

23 Everything I Own   Ken Boothe

Producer: Lloyd Charmers 1974

24 Queen Majesty   The Techniques

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid 1967

25 Electric Boogie   Marcia Griffiths

Producer: Bunny Wailer 1982

26 Three Little Birds   Bob Marley & The Wailers

Producer: Bob Marley & The Wailers 1977

27 Many Rivers To Cross   Jimmy Cliff

Producer: Jimmy Cliff 1972

28 Double Barrel   Dave & Ansel Collins

Producer: Winston Riley/Ansel Collins 1971

29 The Tide Is High   The Paragons

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid 1967

30 Nanny Goat   Larry & Alvin

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

31 Pretty Looks Isn’t All   The Heptones

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

32 Wear You To The Ball   U Roy & The Paragons

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid 1970

33 Someone Loves You Honey   J C Lodge

Producer: Joe Gibbs/Errol Thompson 1981

34 Grooving Out On Life   Hopeton Lewis

Producer: Winston “Merritone” Blake 1971

35 Feel Like Jumping   Marcia Griffiths

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

36 Trench Town Rock (Kingston 12)   Bob Marley & The Wailers

Producer: Lee “Scratch” Perry 1971

37 007 (Shanty Town)   Desmond Dekker & The Aces

Producer: Leslie Kong 1966

38 Solomon    Derrick Harriott

Producer: Derrick Harriott 1967

Derrick Harriott

39 Picture On The Wall   Freddy McKay

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1970

40 Book Of Rules   The Heptones

Producer: Harry “J” Johnson 1973

41 Better Must Come   Delroy Wilson

Producer: Edward “Bunny” Lee 1971

42 Breaking Up   Alton Ellis

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid 1967

 

43 Ram Goat Liver   Pluto Shervington

Producer: Paul Khouri 1974

44 Duppy Gunman   Ernie Smith

Producer: Ernie Smith 1974

45 Bam Bam   The Maytals

Producer: Byron Lee 1966

46 Ba Ba Boom   The Jamaicans

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid 1967

47 How Can I Leave    Dennis Brown

Producer: Joe Gibbs/Errol Thompson 1978

48 Unchained    Bob Andy

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

49 Police And Thieves   Junior Murvin

Producer: Lee “Scratch” Perry 1976

50 Breakfast In Bed   Lorna Bennett

Producer: Harry “J” Johnson 1972

51 Have Mercy The   Mighty Diamonds

Producer: Joseph Hoo Kim 1975

The Mighty Diamonds

52 A Love I Can Feel   John Holt

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1970

53 Talk About Love   Pat Kelly

Producer: Phil Pratt 1971

54 Puppet On A String   Ken Boothe

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1967

55 The Liquidator    The Hippy Boys (Harry J All Stars)

Producer: Harry “J” Johnson 1969

56 No Woman No Cry   Bob Marley & The Wailers

Producer: Chris Blackwell/Steve Smith 1974

57 Redemption Song   Bob Marley & The Wailers

Producer: Bob Marley & The Wailers 1980

58 Tenement Yard   Jacob Miller

Producer: Ian & Roger Lewis 1975

59 Take It Easy   Hopeton Lewis

Producer: Sam Mitchell/Keith Scott 1967

60 Now That We Found Love   Third World

Producer: Alex Sadkin/Third World 1978

61 Get Up Stand Up   The Wailers

Producer: Chris Blackwell/The Wailers 1973

62 Young Gifted And Black   Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths

Producer: Harry “J” Johnson 1970

63 Wash Wash   Prince Buster

Producer: Prince Buster 1965

64 My Boy Lollipop   Millie Small

Producer: Chris Blackwell 1964

65 Baby Why/What Kind Of World   The Cables

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

66 Love Me Forever   Carlton & The Shoes

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

67 Curly Locks   Junior Byles

Producer: Lee “Scratch” Perry 1974

68 Too Experienced   Bob Andy

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

69 Johnny Too Bad   The Slickers

Producer: Byron Lee 1971

70 I Shot The Sheriff   The Wailers

Producer: Chris Blackwell/The Wailers 1973

71 Let Him Try   Alton Ellis

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1967

72 Daddy   The Maytals

Producer: Byron Lee/Ronnie Nasralla 1965

The Maytals

 

73 Riding For A Fall   Delroy Wilson

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1967

74 War   Bob Marley & The Wailers

Producer: Bob Marley & The Wailers 1974

Bob Marley & The Wailers

75 Fade Away   Junior Byles

Producer: Joseph Hoo Kim 1976

Junior Byles

76 Nice Time   The Wailers

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1967

The Wailers

77 Undying Love   Ernest Wilson

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

78 Equal Rights   Peter Tosh

Producer: Peter Tosh 1977

79 Is This Love  Bob Marley & The Wailers

Producer: Bob Marley & The Wailers 1978

80 Untold Stories    Buju Banton

Producer: Donovan Germain 1995

Buju Banton (in white)

81 Twice My Age   Shabba Ranks & Krystal

Producer: Augustus “Gussie” Clarke 1989

82 Jammin   Bob Marley & The Wailers

Producer: Bob Marley & The Wailers 1977

Bob Marley & The I Three "Jammin' On Stage"

83 Telephone Love   J C Lodge

Producer: Augustus “Gussie” Clarke 1988

84 Wild Gilbert   Lovindeer

Producer: Lloyd George Lovindeer 1988

85 Love Of The Common People   Nicky Thomas

Producer: Joe Gibbs 1971

86 Housewives Choice   Derrick Morgan & Patsy Todd

Producer: Leslie Kong 1962

87 Man In The Street   The Skatalites

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1965

88 Thank You Lord   The Wailers

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1967

89 Black Cinderella  Errol Dunkley

Producer: Ivan “Jimmy” Radway 1972

90 Black Star Liner  Fred Locks

Producer: Hugh “Jah Shoes” Boothe 1975

91 Ring The Alarm  Tenor Saw

Producer: Winston Riley 1985

92 Love Forever   Cynthia Schloss

Producer: Winston “Merritone” Blake 1975

Cynthia Schloss

93 One Step Ahead   Beres Hammond

Producer: Willie Lindo 1975

94 Greetings   Half Pint

Producer: George Phang 1986

95 One Blood   Junior Reid

Producer: Junior Reid 1989

96 You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)   Dawn Penn

Producer: Wycliff Johnson/Cleveland Browne 1993

97 Under Me Sleng Teng   Wayne Smith

Producer: Lloyd “Jammys” James 1985

98 One Draw   Rita Marley

Producer: Ricky Walters/Ashley “Grub” Cooper 1981

99 Sarah   Frankie Paul

Producer: Lloyd “King Jammy” James 1987

Frankie Paul

100 Boops   Super Cat

Producer: Winston Riley 1986

THE TOP TEN BUBBLERS

1 I Need A Roof   The Mighty Diamonds

Producer: Joseph Hoo Kim 1975

2 I’m Just A Guy   Alton Ellis

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1968

3 Armagideon   Time Willie Williams

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1974

4 Tribal War   Little Roy

Producer: Lloyd “Bullwackie” Barnes/M. Jackson 1974

5 Carry Go Bring Come    Justin Hinds & The Dominoes 

Producer: Arthur “Duke” Reid  1963

6 What One Dance Can Do     Beres Hammond

Producer: Willie Lindo  1985

7 Humanity   The Royal Rasses

Producer: Edward “Bunny” Lee/Lincoln Thompson   1976

8 Big Ship   Freddie McGregor

Producer: Linval Thompson  1982

9 Moving Away    Ken Boothe

Producer: Clement “Coxsone” Dodd 1967

10 Satisfaction    Carl Dawkins

Producer: Karl “J.J. Johnson 1970

 

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