Jo Mersa Marley
Sean Paul Photo Courtesy of Cavalli Club Dubai
Ms. Ooja Photo Courtesy of Universal Music Japan
Sly & Robbie Photo Courtesy of Wonder Knack
Thelma Aoyama Photo Courtesy of jpopasia.com
Trey Smoov Photo Courtesy of TreySmoov.com
Sara Lugo and Proteje
Tessanne Chin Photo Courtesy of Reggae Sumfest
USA’s J Boog Photo Courtesy of MoBoogie
Eddie “Joe Coffee” Williams
*Photos Courtesy of the artists’ official Facebook fan pages and various sources
For our second annual Valentine’s Day Viewers’ Choice article, we asked you to submit your favorite romantic reggae and dancehall songs from around the world. Thank you for your song submissions. Even though we could not include every single video, we featured the most requested songs. In no specific order, here were your top picks for February 2015 (aka International Reggae Month). Happy Valentine’s Day!
Randy Valentine “Lock Me Up” (England)
Trey Smoov “Beauty Queen” feat. J Boog & Fiji (USA & Fiji)
Quique Neira “Agua de la Fuente (Un amor)” (Chile)
I-Octane “Love You Like I Do”
Awa feat. House of Shem “Back in My Life”
Samantha J “Tight Skirt”
Elaine Shepherd “Lady in the Street”
Million Stylez “Time Stops”
Mavado & Nicki Minaj “Give It All To Me”
Romain Virgo “Soul Provider”
The Reggae Family of New Zealand
Common Kings “Your Turn”
Alexus Rose “Left Out”
Gentleman “In Your Arms”
Sons of Zion “Superman”
Damian Marley “Affairs of the Heart”
Chris Ellis “Don’t Change Your Number”
Shaggy & Ne-Yo “You Girl”
Wyre “No More”
Fireball “I Need You”
Ziggi Recado “Nothing But Love/Pure & Divine”
Jah Cure “That Girl”
Konshens “To Her With Love (They Say)”
*Photos: Various Sources
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked all of you (the viewers) to submit your favorite reggae and dancehall love songs from around the world. Thank you everyone for your excellent song suggestions. Although we couldn’t include every single video, we included the most requested songs. In no specific order, here are your top picks for this lovely month of February (which is also National Reggae Month). Happy Valentine’s Day!
Alexus Rose “Left Out” (USA)
Romain Virgo “Soul Provider” (Jamaica)
Country/Region: Belgium (Europe)
Selah Sue performing live!
This is from one of our listeners in Canada, who requested Selah Sue‘s “Raggamuffin”. Check out this Belgium beauty who incorporates reggae, dancehall, pop and rock into her music. It’s definitely worth a listen!
*Photo courtesy of Columbia Records
Fire Ball blazes the Japanese Reggae scene
It’s hard to believe Jamaica’s musical influence has spread all the way to Japan! Reggae artists and bands in the “Land of the Rising Sun” continue to gain popularity. They combine Japanese and Jamaican patois lyrics to create a unique hybrid of sounds. It’s truly incredible to hear Japanese singers with Jamaican accents.
Check out, Fireball, one of the biggest bands to hit the scene. They incorporate reggae, dancehall, R &B and pop to produce a versatile style that’s all their own. Listen to their single “残すべきもの”. I’m not sure what it translates to, but the tune’s uplifting melodies and wicked rhythm sure are catchy!
*Photo courtesy of Mighty Crown
What do you think of Fireball? Watch the video below!
Have a reggae song to share? Leave a comment below with the song’s You Tube link and tell us why you love the song. Here at Reggae Around the World, we’d love to hear from you!
*Artwork courtesy of its artist/creator