Caribbean Artists on Rolling Stone Journal’s ‘The 200 Finest Songs of The Eighties’

by Howard Campbell

SOUTH FLORIDA – Six songs by Caribbean artists made Rolling Stone Journal’s ‘The 200 Finest Songs of The Eighties’ listing, which was launched on November 23.

  1. Grandmaster Flash, the Barbados-born rapper who was raised in New York Metropolis, is top-rated of that batch. He’s at quantity three with The Message, a groundbreaking 1982 music that options the Livid 5.
  2. Subsequent, at quantity 19 is Jamaican Grace Jones with Nipple to The Bottle. It was launched in 1982 as a part of her Residing my Life album, produced by Sly and Robbie.
  3. At quantity 51 is Electrical Avenue by Guyana’s Eddy Grant, additionally launched in 1982. The funky single is from Killer on The Rampage, the singer’s album which got here out that 12 months.
  4. Coming at 89 is Youth of Eglinton by Jamaican roots-reggae trio Black Uhuru, from Pink, their 1981 album produced by Sly and Robbie.
  5. Dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, born in Jamaica and raised in England, holds the quantity 152 spot with the defiant Inglan is A Bitch, launched in 1980 from his traditional album, Bass Tradition.
  6. Metal Pulse, whose authentic members are from Jamaica and Antigua, are at quantity 178 with the non secular Chant A Psalm, lead monitor on True Democracy, their excellent 1982 album.

Drummer Sly Dunbar of Sly and Robbie is happy their work has been acknowledged by Rolling Stone Journal.

“All we needed to do was make timeless music like Studio One, Treasure Isle, Stax, Motown and Philadelphia Worldwide Data. I really feel actually good ’trigger as youth we work arduous an’ it paid off,” he mentioned.

Prime 5

Prince topped the listing with Kiss. At quantity two is Madonna’s Like A Prayer. Billie Jean at quantity 4 by Michael Jackson. Convey The Noise by Public Enemy finishing the highest 5.