Toppa Top ’14: The Best Soca Singles of 2014

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11. 5-Star Akil— To Meh Heart

Expressing a sentiment any soca fan could attest to, 5-Star Akil proclaims his dedication to all things Carnival on “To Meh Heart,” his successful successor to 2013’s similarly-themed “Partier”—No. 5 on last year’s soca list. The radio host and DJ may be new to performing but he has definitely found his niche in the field by combining vibrant instrumentals with narrative lyricism. “To Meh Heart” earned him a spot as a set list must-have, and leaves us anticipating what he may have up his sleeves this coming year as well. —Marcha M. Johnson