Toppa Top ’14: The Best Soca Singles of 2014

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8. Machel Montano—Ministry of Road

“Ministry of Road” was the Road March at Trinidad Carnival this year, and netted Machel the latest in a long line of Power Soca Monarch titles. ‘Nuff said. That the song, known as “M.O.R.” for short, also made a political statement—about Trinidadians’ hunger for an expanded and improved parade route at Carnival—added to its resonance, which has remained long after the last band crossed Queens Park Savannah on Carnival Tuesday. —Jesse Serwer