4. Coldcut “Stop This Crazy Thing” (1988)
JR’s first foray outside of reggae was an appearance on EDM pioneers Coldcut’s “Stop This Crazy Thing,” a track which made it to No. 21 on the U.K. charts in 1988. More importantly, it introduced Reid’s as a voice that could work in any context, setting the stage for his late-career renaissance as a cameo killer—not to mention the worldwide success of “One Blood” just one year later.