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

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December 19, 2016


6. Fifth Harmony feat. Fetty Wap, โ€œAll In My Head (Flex)โ€

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Whatโ€™s a pop list without a girl group appearance? The X Factor-spawned quintetโ€™s Fetty Wap-assisted summertime single was a sexy ode to Mad Cobraโ€™s โ€œFlexโ€ (sorta). The hookโ€™s arrangement heavily pulled from the classic 1992 dancehall single, while acoustic chords and chops met synths and snaps on the songโ€™s production. Fifth Harmony get props for returning to dancehall again on their album 7/27, where they covered Vybz Kartelโ€™s โ€œGonna Get Better.โ€ And while weโ€™re at it, their mega-hit โ€œWork From Homeโ€ had a dancehall swing to it, and was played heavily in fetes and dances this summer.