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Symposium on the 100 Best Jamaican Songs, 1957-2007

Jamaica has the most songs on AM per capita, but there isn't a single critics' list included from the country. Now it's time to change that because a panel of invited voters voted on the best Jamaican songs of 1957-2007. The list was presented at a symposium which is pretty cool. You can read more about this at http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090420/ent/ent3.html

Here is the full top 100:

1 One Love/People Get Ready Bob Marley and The Wailers 726
2 Oh Carolina The Folkes Brothers 540
3 54-46 The Maytals 516
4 Got To Go Back Home Bob Andy 493
5 My Boy Lollipop Millie Small 470
6 Many Rivers To Cross Jimmy Cliff 451
7 Israelites Desmond Dekker and The Aces 424
8 Cherry Oh Baby Eric Donaldson 367
9 Simmer Down The Wailers 357
10 Carry Go Bring Come Justin Hinds and The Dominos 331
11 The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff 316
12 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley and The Wailers 305
13 Rivers of Babylon The Melodians 298
14 Redemption Song Bob Marley and The Wailers 289
15 Easy Snappin Theophilus Beckford 281
16 Girl I've Got a Date Alton Ellis 261
17 Satta Massagna The Abyssinians 253
18 Everything I Own Ken Boothe 249
19 Eastern Standard Time Don Drummond 246
20 Wear You To The Ball U-Roy 236
21 Get Up, Stand Up Bob Marley and The Wailers 234
22 Nanny Goat Larry and Alvin 208
23 Night Nurse Gregory Isaacs 208
24 War Bob Marley and The Wailers 205
25 Young Gifted And Black Bob and Marcia 203
26 007/Shanty Town Desmond Dekker and The Aces 200
27 Bam Bam The Maytals 187
28 Daddy Toots and The Maytals 171
29 How Could I Live Dennis Brown 169
30 On The Beach The Paragons 166
31 Greetings Half Pint 166
32 Double Barrel Dave and Ansell Collins 161
33 Baby Why The Cables 147
34 One Step Ahead Beres Hammond 144
35 Now That We've Found Love Third World 140
36 Electric Boogie Marcia Griffiths 137
37 Revolution Dennis Brown 132
38 No, No, No Dawn Penn 131
39 Jamaican Ska Byron Lee and The Dragonaires 129
40 I'm Still in Love Alton Ellis 126
41 Trenchtown Rock The Wailers 117
42 Rock Away Beres Hammond 116
43 Here I Come Barrington Levy/Dennis Brown 82
44 Book of Rules The Heptones 108
45 Everything Crash The Ethiopians 104
46 Mr. DC Sugar Minott 103
47 Puppet On A String Ken Boothe 99
48 Dancing Mood Delroy Wilson 99
49 96 Degrees In The Shade Third World 98
50 One Blood Junior Reid 97
51 Wash Wash Prince Buster 96
52 Hold Them Roy Shirley 95
53 Six And Seven Books The Maytals 94
54 I'm Just A Guy Alton Ellis 92
55 Why Did You Leave? Heptones 92
56 What One Dance Can Do Beres Hammond 92
57 Nice Up The Dance Michigan and Smiley 88
58 Liquidator Harry J All Star 87
59 Marcus Gravey Burning Spear 87
60 Uptown Top Rankin Althea and Donna 87
61 Better Must Come Delroy Wilson 86
62 Don't Want To See You Cry Ken Boothe 86
63 Sammy Dead Monty Morris 86
64 Tell Me Darling Wilfred Jackie Edwards 86
65 Tenement Yard Jacob Miller 86
66 Take It Easy Hopeton Lewis 85
67 Wear You To The Ball The Paragons 82
68 Occupation Don Drummond 81
69 Hurts To Be Alone The Wailers 81
70 Ram Jam Jackie Mittoo 80
71 Golden Love Lord Creator 80
72 Satisfaction Carl Dawkins 77
73 I Want To Wake Up With You Boris Gardiner 76
74 It Was'nt Me Shaggy ft. Rik Rok 75
75 Buckingham Palace Peter Tosh 74
76 Don't Stay Away Phyllis Dillon 74
77 Worried Over You Keith and Enid 73
78 Dreamland Bunny Wailer 73
79 Life Is Just For Living Ernie Smith 73
80 Under Mi Sleng Teng Wayne Smith 73
81 One Draw Rita Marley 72
82 It's Me Again Jah Luciano 72
83 Two Sevens Clash Culture 71
84 Love Me Forever Cynthia Schloss 71
85 Dance Crasher Alton Ellis 70
86 Fatty Fatty The Heptones 70
87 Chiang-Kai-Chek The Skatalites/Baba Brooks 70
88 Johnny B Goode Peter Tosh 70
89 We'll Meet Roy and Millie 67
90 Police and Thieves Junior Murvin 67
91 Skylarking Horace Andy 64
92 Right Time The Mighty Diamonds 64
93 Wild Gilbert Lovindeer 64
94 Pass di Cutchie The Mighty Diamonds 64
95 Jammin Bob Marley and The Wailers 63
96 Equal Rights Peter Tosh 62
97 Legalize It Peter Tosh 60
98 Nice Time The Wailers 59
99 Love Has Found Its Way Dennis Brown 59
100 Putting Up Resistance Beres Hammond 59

I found the full list at http://216.119.88.230/forum1/showthread.php?t=24899