As we end of the decade, we’re looking at some of the soca songs that have aged a bit this year. Feeling old? Good we are too.
23. All Over Di Gyal- Lyrikal 🇹🇹
Arguably Lyrikal’s breakout chune that brought Lyrikal on the scene not only in NYC but all over the carnival circuit.
22. Small Cup Alone (Get A Drink)- Avalanche 🇻🇮
Where are my certified drinkers ? This was a big one for my VI Crew 10 years ago.
21. Mad House- Problem Child 🇻🇨
If you were in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines that year, you’d know that this mash up everywhere from country to town.
20. Heavy T Bumpa- Fay Ann Lyons 🇹🇹
The winner of the International Groovy Soca Monarch in 2009. Fay Ann took two crowns that night as she also won the power competition.
19. Party Hard- Donaeo x Problem Child 🇻🇨
This Funky House and soca fusion proved to be the anthem for a lot of West Indians that year.
18. Hot Sun & Riddim- Miss TC 🇧🇧
I think this song is often forgotten, but that year the riddim section had a dread jumbie in it. Extremely popular during J’ouvert and carnival celebrations across the globe. Knock a ting!
17. Slip Away- Zan 🇹🇹
Remember when Zan was back in the popular HD band with Machel, Patrice and Farmer? This was then, good times!
16. More Water- Zoelah 🇻🇨
Zoelah blessed us with some gems in the late 2000s. This was one of them.
15. Cyah Wait- Alpha 🇱🇨
This was the 2009 St. Lucia Groovy Soca Monarch winner and one of the most popular songs in Saint Lucia that year.
14. Yeast- KMC 🇹🇹
Following the 2008 recession, all we saw was an increase in yeast. Yeast in the doubles and pholourie.
13. We Like It- Iwer George x Ziggy Rankin (KFC) 🇹🇹
KFC from the Caribbean? We like itttt
12. Wicked Jab- TallPree 🇬🇩
Allyuh come allyuh allyuh allyuh jump, allyuh allyuh wave
11. Bacchanal- Destra Garcia 🇹🇹
Ten years later and Destra Garcia is still causing a bacchanal.
10. Allnight Til Morning- Statement 🇧🇧
When we reach on the road, we’re looking for someone to wine with allnight til morninggg.
9. Tusty- Blaxx 🇹🇹
I don’t know about you but we came to get on bad bad bad bad
8. More Horn- Lavaman x Von 🇬🇩
The more Lavaman ran from home, more horn he get.
7. Radica- Kenneth Salick 🇹🇹
This popular chutney soca hit never really answered why Radica leave and go inno. Ten years later we are still wondering why.
6. Won’t Stop- Machel Montano 🇹🇹
Ten years later, and we won’t stop til the Sun comes up, cause we jamming hard.
5. Fly Away- Collie Buddz x Machel Montano 🇧🇲 🇹🇹
As Collie Buddz’s “Love & Reggae” reigns supreme as the ultimate reggae hit this year, we remember his soca collab with Machel and wait for more in the new year.
4. Tanty Say- Benjai x Scarface 🇹🇹
This is still the most STINK and DUTTY J’ouvert anthem. Tanties keeping us away from J’ouvert because it may take we life away, we still risked it all and went.
3. Leggo De Beast – Skinny Fabulous 🇻🇨
Skinny was definitely a beast in the Vincy soca monarch. That year he got the title with this chune that crossed over into Trinidad Carnival the following year.
2. Obbessive Winers- Destra x Alison Hinds x Denise Belfon 🇹🇹
These three ladies were the most bacchanal causing artists in soca. When their forces combined, you got the ultimate whining anthem.
1. Meet Super Blue- Fay Ann Lyons 🇹🇹
That year, Fay Ann Lyons took the International Soca Monarch and road march with this track. She did it all while pregnant with her daughter at the time. She proved that year that woman is boss.