Saturday, 16 April 2016

So, Jamaican Music Is Currently Dominating UK Pop Chart

Based on official UK top 100 singles chart week commencing 15th April

1. Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla

Don't listen to the afrobeats or UK funky claims, Drake made a dancehall song with elements of the aforementioned. But I addressed that in the 'Mis-Appreciation of Jamaican Culture' post.

2. Sia feat. Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills

Sidenote: Song declined by Rihanna

5. Zara Larrson - Lush Life

Sidenote: Allegedly a song declined by Rihanna. Not sure how true that is.

10. Rihanna feating Drake - Work (peak chart position 2)

13. Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG- Light It Up (peak chart position 7)

Sidenote: Nyla is part of Brick & Lace fame. They dropped one of the best written dancehall pop crossover songs ever in Love is Wicked. I believe she's the singer although she singjay's on this.

26. Justin Bieber - Sorry (peak chart position 1)

39. AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan - I'm In Control

43. Kygo - Stay (peak chart position 20)

58. Jay Sean feat. Sean Paul - Make My Love Go (peak chart position 49)

73. Major Lazer feat. MØ - Lean On (peak chart position 2)

Sidenote: Rihanna rejected this in its original reggae form

10 of the top 100 best songs in the UK chart (including 5 of the top 20) has a Jamaican artist (in bold) or wouldn't exist without Jamaican influence. Just thought I'd chart this progress for now.

Bless up.

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