10. PartyNextDoor, “Not Nice”
As the songwriter behind another entry on the list, Rihanna’s “Work”, PartyNextDoor was bound to drop something of his own that fuses his dark&B sound with a bit of dancehall. To the average listener, not nice, bad & rude might sound like jabs, but Jamaicans and dancehall fans in general know in the right context they could read as the perfect way to compliment someone who catches your eye. From the song’s bouncy bassline, slow wine references and a Vybz Kartel sample in the pre-chorus, it was the perfect combination for a Caribbean pop crossover hit.