9. Machel Montano f. Destra Garcia, “Its Carnival” (T&T)
Fusion and cross-genre hybrids (reggaeton, ragga soca, crunkchata etc.) were the sound of the decade, but Machel Montano in general and this jam in particular were like ear-splitting airhorns announcing that raw, 1000-bpm Carnival-driven, wuk up soca was not going anywhere. It was in fact only growing in strength until the point where it may well be for the next decade what dancehall was to the ’00s.