Toppa Top ’16: 16 Caribbean-Inspired Pop Songs That Were Everywhere in 2016

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4. Tory Lanez, “LUV”


The recent surge of dancehall-infused tracks all over the charts owes a big debt to the ’90s. That era of dancehall will forever be inspiring remakes and tributes. Tory Lanez’ take on Tanto Metro & Devonte’s “Everyone Falls In Love” landed on his debut album, I Told You, and made for an easy mix-in from the classic track.  Tory’s own Caribbean heritage helped drive the vocals home, over the bass-heavy production. Like his fellow Torontonian Drake, the kid really has a soft spot for dancehall — he’s since collaborated with Kranium, and also offered his own version of “Controlla.”