Take a look at the below list of Sugar Minott Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time. Lincoln Barrington Minnott (known as Sugar Minnott) was born in the year 1956 in Kingston, Jamaica. He started his musical career in Studio One, the record and seminal studio owned by producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, where he recorded his first significant recordings. The singer pioneered the modern dancehall style of laying newer vocal tracks over the original 1960’s backing tapes rather than using live musicians in a studio. Michael Jackson’s song “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going” was Minnott’s biggest hit. His version “Good Thing Going” stalled number four on British singles charts in the year 1981. Earlier, in the year 1981, Minnott had received wider acclaim for his two socially conscious songs “Ghetto-Ology” and “Hard Time Pressure.”
List of Sugar Minott Top 10 Songs of All Time
10. Good Thing Going
Sugar Minnott was widely known for this song: “Good Thing Going.” The track is a cover of a song that Michael Jackson recorded initially in the year 1971. RCA distributed the song in the UK and luckily it hit number four on the UK Singles Chart in March 1981. As a result, Minnott released an album featuring the same name. The song championed reggae and dancehall music.
9. Lover’s Rock
When Sugar Minnott uttered the words “Okay people, this is lovers rock,” people would know what was coming. The song was surely a classic lovers’ track! Minnott released it in the year 1980 on his Black Roots labels. Since then, it has influenced love in many parts of the world.
8. Lonely Days
“Lonely Days” is among the most enduring moments from the 1988 album “Good Thing Going.” Minnott wrote the song at the peak of his powers. As a result, he made a song that is in-synch and diverse; and one that is constantly in motion, sharp razor and capriciously fun. The message in “Lonely Days” is more like that in “Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely.”
7. Now We Know
Sugar Minnott released “Now We Know” on his “Best of the Essential Years” album. The song, produced by R Campbell (Basil Records), became one of the Minnott’s signature songs. One thing you will realize immediately you spin the song is the tuneful vocal melody. The singer was also able to use deep and meaningful lyrics in the song.
6. Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely
This song, “Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely,” along with “Lonely Days” probably shows that Sugar Minnott was worried about being lonely. “I just don’t want to be lonely / I don’t mind when you say that you’re going away / I don’t want to be lonely” are the opening lyrics of the ballad. The songs possibly predicted his sick days.This is one of the Sugar Minott Top 10 Songs of All Time.
5. Make It With You
In 1980, Sugar Minnott relocated to the UK where he became a focus for reggae in the country. Some of the tracks he produced while still in the country include “African Girl,” “Not For Sale” and “Make It With You” (with Carroll Thompson). The instrumental variety and balance in “Make It With You” is one of the things people enjoy in the track. You better give it a listen today.
4. Never My Love
“Never My Love” is among the earliest songs Minnott produced but also among the most popular. The song ranked at #52 on the UK charts after its release. The writers of the substantial hit were Don Addrisi as Donald Addrisi and Dick Addrisi as Richard Adrisi. Lyrics in this song are all about love.
3. Give My Love To You
Minnott enjoyed expressing love to the women he loved. “Give My Love To You” is a song that clearly shows that. One thing that you will realize in the rhythmically flowing song is the sweet love lyrics Minnott added. “Oh baby (love is sweet), alright (love is kind), ooh woo (and this one’s dedicated to you. Maybe, Minnott was in real love when he was writing the track.
2. My Love Is True
The lyrics of this song – “My Love Is True” – express love to someone! Sugar Minnott starts by saying that “I’ve heard many say they won’t fall in love again.” He continues to say that he knows nothing about that because he is in love. Regardless of the number of girls that will break his heart, he will keep on loving each day of his life. His love is real! What’s more, the solid beat and powerful, engaging rhythm will grab you and carry you along.
1. A House Is Not A Home
Probably, the greatest hit Minnott released. The song on his 1977 “Live Loving” album is among the songs he produced in Studio One. The “Live Loving” album made Minnott’s name and highly increased his popularity worldwide. The album also helped the singer pioneer the dancehall style which later dominated the 1980’s. A chair will always be a chair including when no person is sitting on it, but a chair will always be a chair, and a house will be a home when there is someone to hold you tight or to kiss you goodnight.
Sugar Minnott additional love songs
1. Lover’s Rock
In “Lover’s Rock” Minnott narrates to us how life was in his school days. In the song featuring stronger engaging rhythm, the artist describes to us how he watched his darling hurry on her way to school. The song is about love! The musician finally says that “Love is coming your way, girl.”
2. Never Too Young
Released in the 1980’s, “Never Too Young” was produced by Jammy. The song along with “I’m Not For Sale” and the arresting “This World” enabled the “Bitter Sweet” album to stand out in the market.
Sugar Minnott became one of the dancehall genres, pioneers after he started laying new vocal tracks over the original 1960’s backing tapes. The method was very common in live shows, but Sugar Minnott decided to take it to the recording studio sparking a revolution in the Jamaican music. The musician mastered almost every reggae style and made great contributions to most of them – from lover’s rock, roots to computerized techno 1980’s dancehall genre.