Toppa Top 10: Ten Soca Songs That Crossed Over

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July 24, 2014

1. Arrow/Buster Poindexter “Hot Hot Hot” (1982/1987)

You simply can’t take a cruise or stay at an all inclusive hotel in the tropicsโ€”we’re going beyond just the Caribbean hereโ€”without hearing โ€œHot Hot Hot.โ€ Recorded by an artist (Arrow) from one of the Caribbeanโ€™s smallest and least populated territories (Montserrat), it managed to have a worldwide impact both before and after New York Dolls singer David Johansenโ€”then operating as Buster Poindexterโ€”put his own spin on it and made it one of the signature โ€œvacation tunesโ€ of the late ’80s, right next toย โ€œKokomoโ€ by the Beach Boys.