1. Dillinger, “Cocaine In My Brain”
We’re not sure if Dillinger had actually been to NYC when he taught “Jim” the proper way to spell New York was with a knife and a fork, a bottle and a cork. Word is he got the idea for the song’s savvy, hilarious dialogue from the American cokeheads who used to spot up at Jamaican resorts in the ‘70s. One of the first major international hits by a Jamaican deejay, the disco-era tune was also early to the gate in connecting New York’s fast-paced lifestyle with the drug that was increasingly becoming the fuel for that pace.