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14 Valentine's Selections dancheall/reggae style

Everyone's doing one, so I thought I'd hop on the wagon before it pulls off the dock. Everyone gravitates to the songs with a more sexually explicit nature, so I thought I'd post some big songs that I think are appropriate for the pagan's festival of lust aka Valentine's. I've mixed it up over various generations, sounds and dem ting deh.

1. Gyptian - "Beautiful Lady"



2. Jah Cure - "Never Find" lead lady played by his now wife. How sweet?



3. Dennis Brown - "Have You Ever"



4. Bob Marley - "Waiting In Vain"



5. Gregory Isaacs - "Soon Forward"



6. Beres Hammond - "Groovy Little Thing"



7. Sanchez - "I Can't Wait"



8. Tanto Metro & Devante - "Everyone Falls In Love Sometimes"



9. Wayne Wonder - "No Letting Go"



10. Damian Marley ft. Bobby Brown - "Beautiful"

"All this blinging it's like you forgot/ Use cheddar as the bait then you recruit a rat/ So we listen couple speech ah Martin Luther chat/ Dennis Brown, Bob Marley and some Supercat" - WHEEL!



11. Buju Banton - "Wanna Be Loved"



13. Vybz Kartel - "Yuh Love"



13. Alaine - "Deeper"



14. Mavado - "Settle Down"



Bonus: Whitney Houston - "My Love Is Your Love"

Yes, this is a reggae song. Didn't even realise the importance of her singing on a sound system until the other day. RIPower Nippy

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  1. Might be a little too late for valentines day, but I just stumbled over your selection with a few tracks I didn't know... Really enjoyed it, thank you!
    Joe

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