Reggae music is the most popular music in the world today. The genre originated in the slums of Jamaica in 1960, s and since then it has spread to nearly every corner of the world. Reggae music usually touches people’s hearts as its themes revolve around kindness, love, freedom, justice, equality, peace, togetherness and oneness as humans among others. The genre is one of the most simple and humble kind of music that usually echoes a cry for a better tomorrow.
Considering the importance of this category of hits we have decided to gather the top-notch tracks of 2017 for all those who believe in the worlds of the founding father Bob Marley.
Here are the top 10 best new reggae songs 2017-2018.
Table of Page Contents
- 10. Lions by Skip Marley
- 9. Turn Me On by Konshens
- 8. Seasons by Shaggy ft. OMI
- 7. Likes by Chronixx
- 6. just the way you are by Tarrus Riley
- 5. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Medication ft. Stephen Marley
- 4. Iration – Fly With Me
- 3. Options by Pitbull Featuring Stephen Marley
- 2. DJ Khaled – (Intro) I’m So Grateful ft. Sizzla
- 1. Alkaline – Golden Hold
10. Lions by Skip Marley
Bob Marley’s grandson is a having a big year after he released his first single with Island Records “Lion”. Just after releasing the song the song which was used by Pepsi as the musical soundtrack of its controversial commercial Marley gained the highest number of streams in US and even in the number of downloads sold. The “lions” videos which was released on February 2017 positions Marley as the voice of a revolution and it has 1.5 million views on YouTube.
9. Turn Me On by Konshens
The Jamaican reggae and dancehall artists released “Turn Me On” on February 15, 2017. The track which he composed himself is one of the leading songs in his album World Fete Riddim 2017.The video on YouTube which was produced by TJ Records has already received 3 million views.
8. Seasons by Shaggy ft. OMI
The Jamaican American singer is back this time collaborating with a fellow country artist OMI with a hit “Seasons”. The song was released on February 17, 2017 and composed by OMI & Shaggy.” Seasons” is about a marriage proposal and here shaggy spells out all the good qualities of the woman whom finally he decides to put a ring on her. the YouTube video of the song has got around 10 million views so far,
7. Likes by Chronixx
“Likes” which was released on February 9th 2017 by the young reggae revivalist Chronixx it’s the 12th single in yet to be released album Chronology 2017 which probably will be out on second quarter of 2017. Although Chronixx is famous for rootsier efforts “likes” is a dancehall track which Chronixx speaks his mind on the dancehall climate and the publicity revolving on social media. The track has 1.5 million views on YouTube so far.
6. just the way you are by Tarrus Riley
the Jamaican American singer made headlines again after releasing yet another smashing single “Just the way you are”. The track “just the way you are” became a hit over night with fans all over the world posting photos of themselves with hashtags just the way you are irrespective of race or gender. The song has a very positive message no wonder it became a people song. The song has got of 1.3 million views on YouTube.
5. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Medication ft. Stephen Marley
“Medication” is the new track by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley which features his little brother Stephen Marley. This track is among the songs in his new released 4th studio album Stony Hill. The official YouTube video of the track “medication” has got around 11 million views.
4. Iration – Fly With Me
The reggae influenced alternative rock band and one of the leading bands in the genre of Sunshine reggae Iration bred in Hawaii but based in Santa Barbara California on May 19 2017 released a new single “Fly With Me”. This track is among the leading songs in their upcoming studio album which is yet to be named. Upon its released the song debuted on the iTunes reggae songs chart and today on YouTube the song has around 400 thousand views.
3. Options by Pitbull Featuring Stephen Marley
Pitbull just released a new track featuring Stephen Marley titled “Options” on February 17, 2017.the song is the eighth single in Pitbull 2017 album Climate Change. The song topped most of the reggae based charts in many countries for a while no wonder it has so far received more than 23 million views on YouTube.
2. DJ Khaled – (Intro) I’m So Grateful ft. Sizzla
One of the most anticipated projects of DJ Khaled remarkable career is his tenth album Grateful. Upon its release, he introduced the albums opener “(Intro) I’m So Grateful” featuring the acclaimed iconic Jamaican dancehall artist Sizzla. The song was released on June 23, 2017, composed by Danja, DJ Khaled & Sizzla. The song is about giving gratitude towards everyone and everything even God for they are blessed and also one shouldn’t forget their roots and should embrace blessings with open hearts. If you wish to watch the video on YouTube it has 4.5 million views so far.
1. Alkaline – Golden Hold
‘Golden Hold” was released on July 19, 2017 by Alkaline who also composed the track. It’s one of the leading tracks in his upcoming album Golden Riddim 2017.the song is about a girl who has strong grip on him and its very powerful and best describes it as “golden”. The official audio YouTube video of the track has around 2 million views so far.
These are the latest top 10 best reggae songs 2017. If you’re a fan of reggae music well here is a selected playlist for you which you can try out and the best thing about it, this the latest most popular hits in reggae charts today.