The 1990s produced some of Jamaica’s most popular hit songs. The National Weekly breaks down our top 5 dancehall videos.
Murder She Wrote – Chaka Demus & Pliers
Jamaican reggae duo Chaka Demus and Pliers released their hit song “Murder She Wrote” in 1994, and in 2007 performed alongside Alicia Keys at the Detroit Caribbean Festival.
Action -Terror Fabulous ft. Nadine Sutherland
Cecil Campbell, better known as Terror Fabulous shot to fame in the 90s for his hit song, Action which featured Jamaican singer Nadine Sutherland.
Heads high – Mr. Vegas
Singjay “Mr. Vegas” released his debut album Heads High in 1998, which hit No. 5 on the US Reggae chart. His single “Heads High” on the album became popular in Jamaica and worldwide with a chart run in the UK and a No. 69 peak on the US R&B chart.
Ting-a-ling – Shabba Ranks
One of the songs that first comes to mind when you hear the name Shabba Ranks is “Ting a ling”. The song, released in 1992, is still very much as popular as it was in the 90s, after a snippet from the single was featured on Asap Ferg and Asap Rocky’s 2013 single “Shabba Ranks”.
Boombastic – Shaggy
Reggae fusion and deejay Shaggy got the inspiration for his single “Boombastic” while enlisted in United States Marine Corps. The single, which was on Shaggy’s third album, helped the artiste take home the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1996.