Give Thanks: Toppa Top 10 Reggae Thanksgiving Songs

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November 22, 2011

2. Shaggy, “Give Thanks and Praise”

“Nowadays yuh drivin Benz an’ Jaguar / You drivin Integra an’ yuh Maxima / Give thanks & praises to the Almighty ’cause he is the alpha and the omega!” This one might be #1 in terms of catchiness, with its studio one “My Conversation” lick and Shaggy’s Brooklyn synthesis of Jamaica’s most infectious deejay styles–most noticabley the influence of Super Cat and Tiger, giving it just the right “Wanga Gut” mood for posting up on the couch post-gluttony, with belly big like a washpan.