1. Sean Paul “Like Glue” (JA)
“Temperature” and “Get Busy” were bigger chart hits but this track maybe go down in history as the essential Sean Paul song and the purest crossover of dancehall into the mainstream brainspace. Released as an Atlantic/VP single two years after it was originally pressed up as a 45 on Tony Kelly’s Buyout riddim, the dutty rockstar decided that what it needed was not a remix or a cameo from Busta or Beyonce but an extended bridge of his brother Jason bawling out the latest Jamaican dances at a squad of dancehall queens. And thus million MTV and VH-1 viewers learned how to signal the plane, row the boat and gi’ dem a run.