10 Best Reggae Songs 2008
In case you missed out on the 10 best reggae songs of 2008, here’s your chance to catch up. From well-known acts like Shaggy and Elephant Man to more obscure artists like Etana and Tessanne, our list spans the gamut. All these songs have one thing in common, though – they’re quality, rocking reggae.
- Shaggy, “Boombastic.” Perhaps the best-known living reggae artist around today, his single “Boombastic” was hands-down the best reggae song of 2008.
- Etana, “Warrior Love.” The second best reggae song of 2008 also features prominently on the “Reggae Gold” compilation that came out that year.
- Serani, “She Loves Me.” Love was in the air in 2008, and this song perfectly captured the spirit of that year.
- Collie Buddz, “Blind to You.” Buddz dropped half a dozen singles on the market in 2008, making him one of the year’s most prolific reggae artists. This track was our personal favorite.
- Richie Spice, “The Plane Land.” Richie Spice is one of the leading artists of the Rastafarian movement. His track “The Plane Land” was one of our favorite reggae tunes of 2008.
- Mavado, “We Need Barack.” Even Jamaica realized the importance of Barack Obama, as this Mavado track attests. It gets our vote for the best reggae song of 2008 with a political message.
- Elephant Man, “Five-O.” Wyclef Jean produced and guest performs on this awesome track off of Elephant Man’s “Let’s Get Physical” album. It is certainly one of the best reggae songs we heard in 2008.
- Morgan Heritage, “Faithful.” The children of noted reggae musician Denroy Morgan continue in their father’s legacy on this, the first single, from the band’s 2008 album “Mission in Progress.”
- Gyptian, “I Can Feel Your Pain.” Not only is it an awesome song, the video for it was our favorite reggae clip of the year. It was shot in New York City.
- Tessanne, “The Messenger.” Female singers are unfortunately rare in the world of reggae. But Tessanne is probably the best, and her single “The Messenger” completes our list of the best reggae songs of 2008.