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

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7. Beyonce, “Hold Up”


Bey is no stranger to toying with Caribbean sounds in her music, and the Diplo-produced “Hold Up” from her Lemonade visual album was one of her strongest showings in this area to date. Between the song’s powerful steel drums, air horns and the star’s impassioned “Mi sing seh!,” we’re left with an amazing track that ended up mixing perfectly into Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” in live performances. And we have to large up another Jamerican, Melo-X (out of the Electric Punanny crew), for his contributions to the track, and Lemonade in general.