Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Top 100 Reggae songs in Hellas



The 100 most popular reggae songs in Hellenic radio stations.


All That She Wants - ACE OF BASE (LP Happy Nation1992)
UK # 1, US # 2, DE # 1, IT # 1, ES # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, IE # 2, NO # 2, SE # 3, NL # 3, FI # 4, EUROPEAN # 2
The song was influenced by Kayo's song ''Another Mother'' (1990)
The band also had some other reggae influenced hits as well: ''The Sign', ''Don't Turn Around''' etc.


Baby Come Back - PATO BANTON feat. ALI & ROBIN CAMPBELL (single, 1994)
UK # 1, IE # 2, NZ # 1, NL # 3, BE # 6, AU # 11, AT # 17, FI # 19, FR # 26, SE # 26
Cover of The Equals' ''Baby Come Back'' (1968)


Baby, I Love Your Way - BIG MOUNTAIN (LP Unity1994)
UK # 2, US # 6, ES # 1, SE # 1, CH # 2, AT # 4, CA # 2, NL # 4, FR # 7, BE # 7, IE # 7, NO # 6, DE # 9, AU # 4, NZ # 12, EUROPEAN # 1
Cover version of Peter Frampton's ''Baby, I Love Your Way'' (1975)
The song also appears in the OST of the movie Reality Bites (1994)


Boom Shack-A-Lack - APACHE INDIAN (EP Nuff Vibes, 1993)
UK # 5


Break My Stride - MATTHEW WILDER (LP I Don't Speak The Language, 1983)
US # 5, UK # 4, NO # 1, BE # 3, NL # 5, DE # 7, AT # 8, SE # 14, CH 22, NZ # 3


Breakfast In Bed - UB40 feat. CHRISSIE HYNDE (LP UB401988)
UK # 6, NL # 10, BE # 10, CH # 16, DE # 40, AU # 43, NZ # 5
Cover version of Breakfast In Bed by Dusty Springfield (1969)



Brother Louie - HOT CHOCOLATE (single1973)
UK # 7


Buffalo Soldier - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Confrontation1983)
UK # 4, NZ # 3, NO # 10, AT # 14


Bumpy Ride - MOHOMBI (single, 2010 / LP MoveMeant, 2011)
NL # 2, FI # 2, FR # 3, NO # 3, SE # 6, BE # 7, DK # 8, ES # 17, CH # 41


Can I Touch You... There? - MICHAEL BOLTON (single1995)
UK # 6, US # 27, AU # 18, NZ # 22, SE # 27, DE # 57


Close To You - MAXI PRIEST (LP Bonafide, 1990)
US # 1, UK # 7, AU # 2, NZ # 2, DE # 4, NL # 5, CA # 6, AT # 8, BE # 9, CH # 10, FR # 49


Clint Eastwood - GORILLAZ feat. DEL THA FUNKEE HOMOSAPIEN (LP Gorillaz2001)
UK # 4, IT # 1, DE # 2, AT # 2, CH # 3, IE # 5, SE # 7, BE # 11, NZ # 12, NO # 13, FR # 17, AU # 17, NL # 26, US # 57, EUROPEAN # 5


Coco Jamboo - MR: PRESIDENT (LP We See The Same Sun, 1996)
UK # 8, US # 21, AT # 1, CH # 1, SE # 1, DE # 2,, NO # 2, FI # 3, IE # 3, DK # 4, IT # 9, AU # 7, NZ # 9, FR # 28, EUROPEAN # 2


Cokane In My Brain - DILLINGER (single, 1976)
NL # 1, BE # 2, DE # 35


Could You Be Loved - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Uprising, 1980)
UK # 5, CH # 2, BE # 3, NL # 4, IT # 6, ES # 6, IE # 3, NO # 10


D'yer Mak'er - LED ZEPPELIN (LP Houses Of The Holy1973)


Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - CULTURE CLUB (LP Kissing To Be Clever1982)
UK # 1, US # 2, DE # 1, FR # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, SE # 1, AU # 1, IT # 2, NL # 2, NO # 2, EUROPEAN # 1


Don't Turn Around - ASWAD (LP Distant Thunder1988)
UK # 1, NZ # 1, IE # 4, NL # 5, BE # 6, CH # 13, DE # 29, AU # 34
Cover version of Tina Turner's ''Don't Turn Around'' (1986)


Don't Worry Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN (OST Cocktail1988)
US # 1, UK # 2, DE # 1, AT # 1, CA # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 2, SE # 2, BE # 2,  NO # 5, IT # 18, FR # 29


Down On My Knees - AYO (LP Joyful, 2006)
FI # 8, IT # 13, NL # 94


Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc (LP Bloody Tourists1978)
UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, NZ # 1, CH # 5, NO # 7, DE # 11, SE # 16, AT # 18, US # 44


Dub Be Good To Me - BEATS INTERNATIONAL feat, LINDY LAYTON (single1990 / LP Let Them Eat Bingo, 1990)
UK # 1, NL # 2, AT # 2, DE # 4, IE # 4, BE # 5, SE # 10, NO # 10, FR # 19, AU # 12, NZ # 6, US # 76
Cover version of ''Just Be Good To Me'' by SOS Band (1983).
The song samples the bassline of Clash's ''The Guns Of Brixton'' (1979) and the harmonica of Morricone's ''Once Upon A Time In The West'' (1968)


Electric Avenue - EDDY GRANT (LP Killer On The Rampage1982)
US # 2, UK # 2, BE # 3, CH # 6, AT # 6, NL # 8, DE # 9, SE # 9, DK #20, NZ # 32


Englishman In New York - STING (LP ...Nothing Like The Sun1987)
NL # 13, BE # 16, FR # 30, UK # 51.
The song refers to gay icon Quentin Crisp.
It was covered in 1992 by Shinehaed as ''Jamaican In New York''


Everybody - DJ BOBO (single, 1994 / LP Dance With Me, 1993)
DE # 2, CH # 3, NL # 12, SE # 20, AT # 24, BE # 35


500 Miles - HOOTERS feat. PETER; PAUL & MARY (LP Zig Zag1989)
SE #12
Lyrics


Footsteps - THE MOTELS (LP Little Robbers1983)


Ghost Town - THE SPECIALS (single1981)
UK # 1, IE # 3, NO # 7, NL # 12, BE # 15


Gimme Hope Jo'anna - EDDY GRANT (LP File Under Rock, 1988)
NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 2, AT # 2, DE # 4, UK # 7, FR # 8, NZ # 3
The song refers to Johannesburg, South Africa's largest & most powerful city and also the seat of the Constitutional Court. The song protests against Appartheid laws and seeks hope for justice & equal rights for black people in South Africa.


Go Deh Yaka (Go The Top) - MONYAKA (single, 1983)
UK # 14, BE # 9, NL # 11


Here Comes The Hotstepper - INI KAMOZE (single, 1994 / LP Lyrical Gangsta, 1995)
US # 1, UK # 4, NZ # 1, DK # 1, FR # 2, BE # 3, NO # 4, SE # 5, CH # 5, DE # 6, AT # 6, NL # 16, EUROPEAN # 1


(I Can't Help) Falling In Love - UB40 (LP Promises & Lies1993 / OST Sliver, 1993)
US # 1, UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, AT # 1, AU # 1, DE # 2, EUROPEAN # 1
Cover versio of ''Can't Help Falling In Love'' by Elvis (1961)
Lyrics


I Don't Wanna Dance - EDDY GRANT (LP Killer On The Rampage, 1982)
UK # 1, CH # 1, BE # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, AT # 2, DE # 7, SE # 18


I Got You Babe - UB40 feat. CHRISSIE HYNDE (LP Baggariddim, 1985)
UK # 1, IE # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, BE # 4, CA # 4, AT # 14, DE # 15, CH # 15, FR # 29
Cover version of ''I Got You Babe'' by Sonny & Cher (1965)


I Shot The Sheriff - ERIC CLAPTON (LP 461 Ocean Boulevard1974)
US # 1, CA # 1, NZ # 1, UK # 9, NO # 3, DE # 4, NL # 5, BE # 7. AT # 19, FR # 28
Cover version of The Wailers' ''I ShotThe Sheriff'' (1973)


I Wanna Wake Up With You - BORIS GARDINER (LP Everything To Me, 1986)
UK # 1, NZ # 2, NO # 3, BE # 3, SE # 4, CH # 6, NL # 7, AT # 14, DE # 18


I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - GRACE JONES (LP Nightclubbing1981)
BE # 1, NL # 4, CH # 9, DE # 16, SE # 20
Based on Astor Piazzola's 1974 tango composition.


In The Summertime - SHAGGY (LP Boombastic, 1995)
US # 3, UK # 5, NZ # 4, AU # 14, FI # 7, NL # 21, SE # 30, BE # 32, AT # 35, DE # 60
Cover of Mungo Jerry's  world wide hit ''In The Summertime'' (1970)


Informer - SNOW (LP 12 Inches Of Snow1993)
US # 1, UK # 2, DE # 1, CH # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, BE # 2, AT # 2, FR# 3, EUROPEAN # 1


Is This Love - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Kaya, 1978)
UK # 9, NZ # 8, NO # 8, SE # 16, NL # 39


It Must Be Love - MADNESS (single1981)
UK # 4, NZ # 21, AU # 48
Cover version of Labi Siffre's ''It Must Be Love'' (1971)


Jamming - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Exodus1977)
UK # 9, BE # 38, NL # 85


Johnny B. Goode - PETER TOSH (LP Mama Africa1983)
NL # 10, BE # 14, NZ # 29, DE # 31, UK # 48
Cover of the Chuck Berry song ''Johnny B. Goode'' (1958)


Kingston Town - UB40 (LP Labour Of Love II, 1989)
FR # 1, UK # 4, NL # 2, BE # 4, DE # 5, AT # 5, CH # 8, SE # 14, AU # 17, NZ # 17
Cover of Lord Creator's ''Kingston Town'' (1970)


Lady - WAYNE WADE (single, 1982)
NL # 5, BE # 9, SE # 26
Cover version of ''Lady'' written by Lionel Richie & originally released by Kenny Roggers (1980)


Look Who's Dancing - ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS (LP One Bright Day, 1989)
NL # 34, BE # 45


Love Is For Free - SMILEY feat. PACHA MAN (LP Plec Pe Marte2010)


Master Blaster (Jammin') - STEVIE WONDER (LP Hotter Than July, 1980)
UK # 2, US # 5, CH # 1, AT # 1, SE # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, BE # 3, NO # 4, DE # 9


Me Gustas Tu - MANU CHAO (LP Proxima Estacion...Esperanza2001)
IT # 1, ES # 1, FR # 2, BE # 8, CH # 11, AT # 29, NL # 35, SE # 51


Mishale - ANDRU DONALDS (LP Andru Donalds, 1994)
NZ # 7, CH ä 13, AT # 16, DE # 18,


Mr. Loverman - SHABBA RANKS feat. CHEVELLE FRANKLIN (LP Rough & Ready Vol. 1, 1992)
UK # 23, US # 40, DE # 17, FR # 19, NL # 21, AT # 22, SE # 31, BE # 33


Mother & Child Reunion - PAUL SIMON (LP Paul Simon1972)
US # 4, UK # 5, NO 3, NL # 6, BE # 20, DE # 23


My Boy Lollipop - MILLIE (single, 1964)
US # 2, UK # 2, NO # 2, DE # 5, BE # 7, NL # 8
Cover version of ''My Boy Lollipop'' by Barbie Gaye (1956)


Mysterious Girl - PETER ANDRE feat. BUBBLER RANX (LP Natural1996)
UK # 2, NZ # 1, AU # 8, NL # 3, AT # 3, IE # 3, DK # 4, BE # 5, DE # 7, CH # 7, NO # 11


Night Nurse - GREGORY ISAACS (LP Night Nurse, 1982)


No Coke - DR: ALBAN (LP Hello Africa, 1990)
SE # 1, AT # 2, DE # 3, CH # 3, NO # 6, NL # 7, BE # 26


No Woman No Cry (live '75)- BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Live, 1975)
UK # 8 (1981), NL # 23, NZ # 30, FR # 102


Oh Carolina - SHAGGY (LP Pure Pleasure, 1993)
UK # 1, AT # 2, DE # 3, SE # 3, CH # 3, BE # 4, NO # 4, AU # 5, NZ # 2, NL # 6, FR # 33, US # 59
Cover version of ''Oh Carolina'' by The Folkes Brothers (1960)


Pass The Dutchie - MUSICAL YOUTH (LP The Youth Of Today, 1982)
UK # 1, US # 10, IE # 1, AU # 1, CH # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, DE # 2, AT # 2, SE # 15, EUROPEAN # 1


Raising My Family - STEVE KEKANA (LP Don't Stop The Music1981)
SE # 3, AT # 3, CH # 7


Red Red Wine - UB40 (LP Labour Of Love, 1983)
UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, NZ # 1, AT # 5, CH # 8, DE # 12, SE # 14, US # 34
Cover of Neil Diamond's ''Red Red Wine'' (1967)


Reggae Night - JIMMY CLIFF (LP The Power & The Glory, 1983)
NZ # 1, BE # 5, NL # 6, DE # 35
The song was co-written by Latoya Jackson.


Rootsie & Boopsie - You Are My Sunshine - PAPA WINNIE (single, 1993)
AT # 5, NZ # 41, DE # 68
The original version of Rootsie & Boopsie on his debut album of 1989. This medley contains a cover of ''You Arev My Sunshine'' (1939)


Sadness In Your Eyes - KIRKA (single, 1990 / LP Sadness In Your Eyes1993)


Sebe Allah Y'e - ALPHA BLONDY (LP Apartheid Is Nazism1985)


Shine - ASWAD (LP Rebel Souls1994)
UK # 5, AT # 12, NL # 17, BE # 17, SE # 23, FR # 25, NZ # 28


Shy Guy - DIANA KING (LP Tougher Than Love1995)
UK # 2, US # 13, ES # 1, SE # 1, FI # 1, BE # 2, NO # 2, NL # 3, AU # 3, NZ # 3, FR # 4, CH # 5, DE # 6, AT # 6, EUROPEAN # 1
The song was included in the OST of the film Bad Boys (1995)


Someone Loves You Honey - JUNE LODGE & PRINE MOHAMMED (single, 1982 / LP Someone Loves You Honey, 1980)
NL #1, BE # 1, DE # 25
Cover version of ''Someone Loves You Honey'' by Johnny Rodriguez (1974)


Stop That Train - CLINT EASTWOOD & GENERAL SAINT (single, 1983)
NL # 4, BE # 7
Cover version of The Spanishtonians' ''Stop That Train'' (1965)


Sunshine Reggae - LAID BACK (LP ...Keep Smiling1983)
DE # 1, AT # 1, NL # 4, BE # 4, CH # 9


Sweat (A La La La La Long) - INNER CIRCLE (LP Bad To The Bone1992)
UK # 3, DE # 1, CH # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, AT # 2, SE # 2, AU # 2, NZ # 1, NO # 8, US # 16, FR 12, IT # 25


The First Cut Is The Deepest - PAPA DEE (single, 1995)
SE # 5, NO # 9, AT # 20
Cover of ''The First Cut Is The Deepest'' written by Cat Stevens & originally released by P.P. Arnold (1967)


The Richest Man In Babylon - THIEVERY CORPORATION (LP The Richest Man In Babylon, 2002)


The Tide Is High - BLONDIE (LP Autoamerican1980)
US # 1, UK # 1, BE # 4, NL # 5, CH # 5, NO # 7, DE # 15, SE # 19, NZ # 1
Cover version of ''The Tide Is High'' by The Paragons (1967)


Three Little Birds - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Exodus, 1977)
DE # 49


To Love Somebody - JIMMY SOMERVILLE (single1990 / LP The Singles Collection, 1990)
UK # 8, NL # 4, AT # 5, NZ # 5, BE # 7, CH # 11, FR # 15, DE # 20
Cover of the Bee Gees song ''To Love Somebody'' (1967)


Tomorrow People - ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS (LP Conscious Party1988)
UK # 22, US # 39, BE # 5, NL # 7, NZ # 15, AU # 36


Tripping - ROBBIE WILLIAMS (LP Intensive Care2005)
DE # 1, IT # 1, UK # 2, ES # 2, SE # 2, NL # 2, AT # 2, CH # 2, NO # 2, DK # 3, FI # 4, BE # 8, FR # 9, AU # 7, NZ # 20, EUROPEAN # 1
Lyrics


Turn Me On - KEVIN LYTTLE feat. SPRAGGA BENZ (single2003 / LP Kevin Lyttle, 2004)
UK # 2, US # 4, DK # 1, DE # 2, NL # 2, NO # 2, IT # 3, CH # 3, BE # 5, AT # 6, FR # 10


Weekend - EARTH & FIRE (LP Reality Fills Fantasy1979)
DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 14


Where Did I Go Wrong - UB40 (LP UB40, 1988)
NL # 8, BE # 10, NZ # 13, AU # 17


Wild World - MAXI PRIEST (LP Maxi, 1987)
UK # 5, NO # 3, NZ # 5, BE # 5, NL # 7, AU # 8, SE # 17
Cover version of Car Stevens' ''Wild World'' (1970)


You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - DAWN PENN (LP No, No, No1994)
UK # 3, BE # 8, AT # 13, FI # 15, CH # 17, NZ # 25, NL # 38, DE # 41



UNDER CONSTRUCTION



Bad Boys - INNER CIRCLE

Boombastic - SHAGGY (LP Boombastic, 1995)

Get Up Stand Up - THE WAILERS

Iron Lion Zion - BOB MARLEY

Legalize It -PETER TOSH

Now That We've Found Love - THIRD WORLD

One Love - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Exodus, 1977)

Se La - LIONEL RICHIE

Sexual Healing - MARVIN GAYE

Sun Is Shining - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

Tease Me - CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS

That Girl - MAXI PRIEST feat. SHAGGY

The Sweetest Taboo SADE (LP Promise1985)

Try Jah Love - THIRD WORLD
UK # 47

What Is Life - BLACK UHURU

You're No Good - ASWAD




You Can Get It If You Really Want - JIMMY CLIFF

Don't Take My Coconuts - KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS


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