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REGGAE TOPS BILLBOARD ONCE AGAIN @ONE876 Featured

Entertainment News Written by  AKA Tuesday, 05 August 2014 18:07 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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"Rude" brings reggae stylings back to the pole position of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Other reggae chart-toppers in the Hot 100's nearly 56-year history: Sean Paul's "Get Busy" (2003); Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel" (both in 2001); Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes the Hotstepper" (1994); UB40's "Red Red Wine" (1988) and "Can't Help Falling in Love" (1993); fellow Canadian Snow's "Informer" (1993); Maxi Priest's "Close to You" (1990); Eric Clapton's "I Shot the Sheriff," written by reggae king Bob Marley (1974); and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" (1972). (Reader, and Canada's own, Blair Buchta recently pointed out in an email that "Israelites" by Desmond Dekker & the Aces was one of the first reggae hits to reach the top 10, rising to No. 9 in 1969.)
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