Toppa Top ’15: The Best Dancehall Tracks of 2015

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December 16, 2015


13. Spice โ€“ Needle Eye
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Spice enhanced her status as dancehallโ€™s reigning queen this year, with two big singles. โ€œBack Bendโ€ kept Grace Hamilton in dancerโ€™s good graces for most of the year, but our favorite tune from her in 2015 would have to be her latest. On โ€œNeedle Eye,โ€ she samples from vintage classics โ€œPositionโ€ by Terror Fabulous (1993) and Shabba Ranksโ€™ original โ€œNeedle Eyeโ€ (1988), while bringing her own unique flavour to the mix as always, creating an explosive ode to the golden days of dancehall. The accompanying music video, featuring an array of colorful costumes, whinery and sound systems to boot, has already racked up over a million hits on YouTube. Itโ€™s really taken off on social media too, with โ€œNeedle Eyeโ€ dance competitions taking place all over. โ€”Nadine White