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23 soca songs that turn ten in 2019

Fay Ann Lyons at the International Soca Monarch 2009

As we end of the decade, weโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

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 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Where are my certified drinkers ? This was a big one for my VI Crew 10 years ago.

21. Mad House- Problem Child ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ

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 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

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 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ

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 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง

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  ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

Remember when Zan was back in the popular HD band with Machel, Patrice and Farmer? This was then, good times! 

16. More Water- Zoelah ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ

Zoelah blessed us with some gems in the late 2000s. This was one of them.

15. Cyah Wait- Alpha ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ

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 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

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) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

KFC from the Caribbean? We like itttt 

12. Wicked Jab- TallPree ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Allyuh come allyuh allyuh allyuh jump, allyuh allyuh wave

11. Bacchanal- Destra Garcia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

Ten years later and Destra Garcia is still causing a bacchanal.

10. Allnight Til Morning- Statement ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง

When we reach on the road, we’re looking for someone to wine with allnight til morninggg.

9. Tusty- Blaxx ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

I donโ€™t know about you but we came to get on bad bad bad bad

8. More Horn- Lavaman x Von ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

The more Lavaman ran from home, more horn he get.

7. Radica- Kenneth Salick ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

This popular chutney soca hit never really answered why Radica leave and go inno. Ten years later we are still wondering why.

6. Wonโ€™t Stop- Machel Montano  ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

Ten years later, and we wonโ€™t stop til the Sun comes up, cause we jamming hard. 

5. Fly Away- Collie Buddz x Machel Montano ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

As Collie Buddzโ€™s โ€œLove & Reggaeโ€ 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 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

This is still the most STINK and DUTTY Jโ€™ouvert anthem. Tanties keeping us away from Jโ€™ouvert because it may take we life away, we still risked it all and went. 

3. Leggo De Beast – Skinny Fabulous ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ

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 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

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 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

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.

So we know that hundreds of chunes came out in 2009.

Let us know your favs from that year in the comments.


  1. What about
    Patch โ€“ Rum & Roti
    Statement โ€“ All Night Til Morning (Cropover was sweet that year
    KMC โ€“ Iโ€™m Not Drunk
    Bunji Garlin โ€“ Plenty Gyal

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