Toppa Top 10: Top 10 Garnet Silk Tunes

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1. “Splashing Dashing”

Silk had bigger hits but this Bobby Digital production was his most unique–and ethereal–tune. The story (According to liner notes written by Silk’s longtime manager Bridgett Anderson for VP Records’ Music is the Rod anthology) goes that Silk was given a poem with some variation of these words by a close friend in St. Thomas, Jamaica, while on hiatus after collapsing on stage in New York City. He and the friend traveled to the beach one day, only to find the sea too rough, and that’s when Silk found the unusual melody and hook.