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

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December 19, 2016

8./9. Drake, “One Dance”/“Too Good”


We know this is technically two songs, but we couldn’t resist getting all of the dancehall Drake tunes together in one place. While “One Dance” also infuses elements of Afrobeats and UK Funky House, it has an undeniable dancehall vibe, making it the perfect conclusion for the slow wine mix trifecta right after “Work” and “Controlla” at a party.

“Too Good” puts Rihanna to good use again over some bouncy production (from Supa Dups and yet another Jamaican-Canadian producer, Nineteen85). But it was the Popcaan quote — Cock up yuh bumper, siddung pon it  — and sample that really made it stick.