Take a look at the below list of Shaggy Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. Possibly, Hip Hop and R&B gets in your mind whenever you hear black music. However, another major part of the sonic landscape is reggae. In comparison to some other genres, reggae may be an afterthought. The same music style is, however, prevalent in the sound of hip hop. Most producers and artists borrow sounds, melodies and anything in between from their Jamaican counterparts. Reggae and hip hop can make anyone’s music move, and that is what you expect with Shaggy’s great hits.
List of Top 10 songs by Shaggy Till 2017
10. In The Summertime
Produced by Tony Kelly, “In The Summertime” is basically a summertime affair. Shaggy shouts throughout the feel-good tune. The song takes Mungo Jerry original sample and flips it into a Jamaican happy day equivalent sonic. The great hit also gave Shaggy and Rayvon a chance to wax poetic on joys of healthy living, beautiful women, and the sunshine. Possibly, it is among your darling songs.
9. How Much More
In addition to having an enticing melody that matches its style, this song has adequate substance. “How Much More” may be close to other songs that Shaggy has produced, but lyrically it’s much more. Shaggy asks: “How much does the youth have to suffer?” The question is just one among the other pressing on his mind. Evidently, the artist wrote a song that will make anyone move his/her feet. In addition, it provides more food for thought.
8. Heartbreak Suzie
A song that featured dancehall musician Gold Mine, “Heartbreak Suzie,” is also among the greatest all time hits. The song is a tale of deception regarding a woman, Heartbreak Suzie, who lacked loyalty. Shaggy made it clear that his relationship with Suzie was a done deal and there was no room for reconciliation. However, on the better side, the ended relationship resulted in a bang-up hit that we are still enjoying today. Indeed, the musician’s pain wasn’t in vain.
7. Something Different
Produced by Tony Kelly, “something Different” is one of my favorite songs. Guitar licks, dusty drums, and some other quirks power the song. With the help of Wayne Wonder, who sang several verses and handled the hook, Shaggy was able to deliver his message correctly. The home run has managed to remain in the list of best-imported dancehall hits for over twenty years. Hopefully, its popularity won’t decline soon.
Shaggy released his third studio album, “Boombastic,” on 11th July 1995. It contained five singles: “Boombastic,” “In the Summertime,” “Something Different,” “Dah Oh” and “Why You Treat Me So Bad?” If you love the 90s music, then “Boombastic” is one of your favorites. The 1995 reggae song has a noticeable hip hop element in it which possibly enabled it to stand at number 3 on Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart. It also offered Shaggy his first ever platinum single. What’s more, it is a classical party starter. This is one of the Shaggy Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
5. Oh Carolina
Shaggy released the song in 1993 even though John Folkes recorded it first in the year 1960. The song was an important landmark in the development of Jamaican music such as reggae, ska, and rocksteady specifically for African-influenced chanting and Nyabinghi-style drumming incorporation. It also gave exposure to Rastas who were marginalized in Jamaican society at the time. Shaggy’s version appeared on the soundtrack of 1993 film, “Silver,” and stood at number 14 on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
4. Hey Sexy Lady
Released in November 2002 as track number one on Shaggy’s album “Lucky Day,” the song featured Brian and Tony Gold. The hit also used Sexy Lady Explosion riddim with some additional beats. In France “Hey Sexy Lady” was 110th best-selling single of the 21st century. Shaggy had sold around 287,000 units by that time. There are two versions of this song: the Org. Sting Intl. Mix version which features Sean Paul and Album Version.
3. Luv Me, Luv Me
Jamaican-American reggae artist, Shaggy, released this song on July 25th, 1998 as the original version, featuring Janet Jackson. However, Shaggy re-recorded it in 2000 and released it as the third song on his “Hot Shot” album. “Luv Me, Luv Me” also features vocals from Samantha Cole (an American Singer).
2. Church Heathen
Produced by Tony Kelly and Shaun Pizzonia, “Church Heathen” featured Ninjaman’s vocals, and it was also the first song on Shaggy ‘s album, “Intoxication.” Shaggy released it on August 27, 2007, and it became a great song in the Caribbean. “Church Heathen” was a testimony of the scandals and heathens Shaggy found in churches. In its intro part, Shaggy says, “If you tek dis too serious, then you really need sum church,” which is Jamaican Patois for “If you take this too seriously, then you really need some church.” In the song, he mentions some people who tell him the things happening in the churches.
Released in the year 2001, Shaggy’s “Angel” featured artist Rayvon. The song was a follow-up of the artist’s (Shaggy) US number one track “It Wasn’t Me” which he released in 2000.”Angel” consists of chorus melody borrowed from “Angel of the Morning” and bass line from Steve Miller’s “The Joker.” It debuted at number 18 on Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 1 on 31st March 2001. It was also the 17th most successful song in the year 2001 (within the US).
Shaggy New songs 2016-2017
1. ‘Habibi (I Need Your Love)
This song by Shaggy, Faydee, Costi and Mohombi is a great love song. A later version which targeted the English language markets and retitled “I Need Your Love” credited Shaggy as the performer. Romanian artist Costi and Lebanese origin Faydee are the writers of this song. It is available in English, Arabic, and French versions.
After releasing the Granny nominated “Summer in Kingston” Shaggy gave his fans a re-release of the version. The album featured new tracks: “Hurting” and “She Gives Me Love and a Latin-Reggae flavored song (“Dame”) which featured Kat Deluna. Sugarcane is another great hit that Shaggy included in the album and which moved masses.
Even though he was born in Kingston Jamaica, Shaggy grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y where he cultivated his talent. He took singing courses and even performed with his friends on streets. The artist was lucky to work with Virgin records, but this was after a stint in Marines. In 1993, he released “Pure Pleasure,” his debut album.