Toppa Top ’14: The Best Reggae Singles of 2014

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December 19, 2014

3. Jah Cure “Life We Live”

“Life We Live” is one of those songs that feels like you’ve known it for years the first time it plays. Sure that’s partly because the rhythm track from Sketch Carey (of Iyacure Production)is a variation on the familiar Heavenless riddim, but the natural mystic Cure references in his chorus must have been in the air when he wrote this because he happened on a vibe that’s quickly made this one of the biggest anthems in Jamaica, and is sure to be one of the singer’s biggest tunes to date. Add to that a gorgeous, unpretentious video (featuring Cure in the back of a pickup truck), and you have the recipe for years’ worth of lighter flicks. โ€”Jesse Serwer