TOPPA TOP 17: THE BEST DANCEHALL SINGLES OF 2017

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17. Kranium feat. Ty Dolla Sign and Wizkid, “Can’t Believe”

Never has infidelity sounded as good as on this Kranium, Ty Dolla $ign and Wizkid linkup. On paper, “Can’t Believe” already promised something special, and the international trio didn’t fail to deliver. Produced by Jamaica’s ZJ Liquid (with a sample of the timeless Santa Barbara riddim by Sly & Robbie) this song’s infectious bass and catchy lyrics cemented it as one of the year’s must-play dancehall tracks, while reflecting the continuing trend towards genre hybrids that blur the lines between dancehall and other genres, in this case, R&B and Afrobeats. — Jamie Rodigan

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