Toppa Top 10: Reggae/Dancehall’s Greatest One-Hit Wonders

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November 15, 2011

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton and Jesse Serwer

As with any other nation or genre, the last-half century of Jamaican music, from ska and rocksteady to reggae and dancehall, is littered with hit records from artists who seemingly emerged from nowhere, only to immediately fade back into obscurity. Perhaps more common, though, are artists whose stories appear to be explainable this way, but are actually much more complicated. The following are a few of those.