Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s Your Viewers’ Choice: Top 20 Reggae & Dancehall Love Songs from Around the World

*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)

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“Big Tings a Gwaan”: Our Interview with Legendary Reggae Band Inner Circle

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The Legendary Inner Circle

*All photos courtesy of and provided by Inner Circle

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Inner Circle’s 20 year plus music legacy, let us fill you in.  Although they are best known for their hit song “Bad Boys” (which became the iconic theme song for Fox’s TV show Cops), Inner Circle are much more than a television band.

Since the mid-70s, Inner Circle’s blend of reggae, rock and pop have solidified them as one of the first Jamaican reggae bands to crossover to the mainstream American music scene and have shared the stage with pop/rock music icons such as Elton John, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Conner, The Black Crowes, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and more.  Additionally, this Grammy award-winning band has toured internationally, garnered a global fan base and has sold millions of records worldwide (some of their most notable albums include Bad Boys, Reggae Dancer and Big Tings).

Today, as one of the most esteemed bands in the industry, Inner Circle continues to create music on a daily basis at their own Circle Village recording studio and have collaborated with Damian & Stephen Marley, members of Morgan Heritage , Slightly Stoopid and many others.  We caught up with Inner Circle to chat about reggae’s popularity, their new Reggae Wave project, Circle Village Studios and much more.

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Fireball Blazes the Japanese Reggae Charts!

Fire Ball blazes the Japanese Reggae scene

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!