Take a look at the below list of Toots and The Maytals Top 10 Songs of All Time. Toots and the Maytals is a musical group from Jamaica that was founded in 1963 by Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, the band’s frontman. The Maytals band is famous for blending reggae, rocksteady and ska music. The band has recorded more than twenty-two studio albums and are famous for their unique reggae covers of pop songs. Presented below are the ten finest tracks by The Toots and the Maytals.
Top 10 Songs List by Toots and the Maytals of all time:
10. ‘Pressure Drop.’
‘Pressure Drop’ is a reggae track penned by Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert and released in 1970 as a single by the band called ‘The Maytals.’ The highly instrumental track turns out to be a hit among the punk rock and U.K. ska scene. The record is so incredible that ‘The Clash’ covered the same and ‘Pressure Drop’ also appears in ‘The Harder They Come’ film. The track blends with almost every scene in which it is used including movies and television shows.
9. ‘Country Road.’
‘County Road’ is a track that makes an appearance on a US release of 1975 in a studio album called ‘Funky Kingston,’ done by Toots and the Maytals. The same reggae track acts as a cover of a country song released in 1971 by John Denver, although the record is penned alongside Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff. The version of the track done by ‘The Maytals’ is however edited to be more Jamaican than of Virginia origin, making a catchy and unique tune.
8. ‘Sweet & Dandy.’
‘Sweet & Dandy’ is one of the funny rocksteady heavy tracks in the reggae genre penned by Toots Hibbert. The same song happens to be track number five on a soundtrack released in 1972 for a film called ‘The Harder They Come.’The catchy and lighthearted track by the band bridges the harmonies of the Maytals to reggae with the sound of rocksteady music. The Toots provide warm vocals that guide the way throughout the entire track.
7. ‘Give Peace a Chance.’
‘Give Peace a Chance’ is a reggae cover that belongs to the ‘Plastic Ono Band’s’ and also makes an appearance on a compilation album released by Toots and the Maytals’ in the year 1973 with the title ‘From the Roots.’ The version is heartfelt and profound and gives the track a new look as the incredible band sings it. The track is one that any fan of reggae songs should listen to, although it is important to indicate that John Lennon originally penned the track.
6. ‘Monkey Man.’
‘Monkey Man’ is a title track from an album released in 1970 with the same name. Hibbert Toots compose the record as a light-hearted ditty that also happens to be Rocksteady, featuring a bouncy bouncing track and sweet harmonies by the Maytals held together by the Toots’ lead vocals. The song is interesting, just like its title suggests. The band does an impressive job with this one.
5. ‘Reggae Got Soul.’
‘Reggae Got Soul’ happens to be track number six on a 1976 album called ‘Reggae Got Soul’ by the band Toots & the Maytals. The record is written alongside Warrick Lyn and Toots Hibbert and is a reggae tune with a light heart, blended with classic rocksteady. The track does light all dancing floors and is very uplifting. The record confirms the spirit that many reggae fans have, which is a belief that ‘Reggae Got Soul.’ This is one of the Toots and The Maytals Top 10 Songs of All Time.
4. ‘Funky Kingston.’
Track number three from an album released in 1975 happens to share the same name with its album, which is ‘Funky Kingston,’ done by Toots & the Maytals. As expected by many, the track is penned by Toots Hibbert and is a laid-back track that paints a bright soundscape of everything that does happen in the ‘Jamaican capital of Kingston.’ The band applies backing harmonies and rough vocals as the Maytals provided by the Maytals makes the track funnier.
‘Fever’ is a ‘Toots & the Maytals’ track that first appears on the ‘Sensational Maytals’ album released by the band in 1965. Toots Hibbert pens the same track, and it launches the band’s career and makes a good name for them both in Jamaica as well as in the entire world. The fun tune captures the members of this group amidst the rocksteady scenes experienced in the sixties.
2. ‘Pomp and Pride.’
‘Pomp and Pride’ is song position six song from a 1975 release by Toots and the Maytals in the United States of America in a studio album named ‘Funky Kingston’ by the Maytals. The reggae/rocksteady track is penned by the same Toots Hibbert and features the writer’s vocals that have been augmented by the harmony chorus of the Maytals. The track is an incredible whimsical tune that always moves the dance floors.
1. ‘Freedom Train.’
The last song in ‘The Best of Toots &The Maytals: 20th Century Masters’ album is ‘Freedom Train.’ The two tone track showcases the sweet vocals by Toots Hibbert and his showmanship that continues to guide the Maytals for the last five decades. The underrated and fantastic tune encapsulates the talent of the incredible performers. The song is the best for the band and a fan favorite for many people across the globe.
Toots and the Maytals Most Hardcore Song
In this track, the band sings about the hustles of life, and home we get ourselves in thick jungles at times. The song is a real hustle track that inspires many across the whole world.
Toots and the Maytals is a band that continues to perform, record songs and play worldwide tours from time to time. The band is loved by the fans of many music genres that include rock & roll, reggae, and roots. The band is a must listen for anyone who wants to relax with some excellent music.