6. Busy Signal f. Machel Montano, “Wooeeii Gyal, Wooeeii” (Jamaica/Trinidad)
By 2009, Busy Signal had already proved himself to be the most innovative and versatile artist in dancehall–but who knew he was just waiting for an unaugmented Afro-Caribbean drum song to go all Harry Belafonte on us, with multiple melodic flows and a wake-the-town call & response. Machel knew, that’s who; the once and future soca king. We called it here.