Toppa Top 10: The Year’s Best Dancehall Singles

Intro 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Honorebel Mention/Best Remix


6. Laza Morgan, “One By One”

“One By One” is just one of those songs that gives you no choice but to feel good. Laza Morgan (of the Morgan Heritage family) touches this 80’s R&B-tinged production perfectly, blending many different shades of music together, while the Gully God Mavado makes for an unlikely yet appropriate addition, taking the lovers gem up those few extra notches for the ladies. Not bad for a debut single, especially when you’re representing reggae and Caribbean music to a world audience on a major label. Just as sharp and powerful in the club as the original was our own DJ Theory’s remix. Bringing some proper, grown-and-sexy boogie/’80s funk from Shalamar’s “There It Is” into the mix, it practically invented a new genre: dancehall boogie.