Toppa Top 10: Diwali Rhythms!

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November 5, 2010


7.ย  Rihanna, “Pon De Replay” Def Jam, 2005 (Barbados/Jamaica/India)

No, Bajan Idol Rihanna didn’t rip off a Bollywood track–she ripped off Lenky! Some say the beat of “Pon De Replay” is inspired by the Diwali but it sounds much closer to Lenky’s lesser-known follow-up, the Masterpiece riddim most recognizable as Sean Paul’s “Ever Blazin.” The reason that it’s included here is because it in turn spawned this Bollywood smash from the film Bluffmaster, proving that turnabout is fair um, replay: