For 2018, “Hello” by Kes on the Folklore Riddim is the #1 tune on our Julian’s Promos Youtube page (with 789,167 views) for this week’s top 30. “Hello” is an infectious tune. The Folklore Riddim has artiste like Turner “Holding On”, (position#19), Sekon Sta (at position #23) with “Aye Yo” and the lioness Nadia Batson’s “Catching Feelings” (position # 30).
Coming in at position #2 is Shal Marshals “Splinters” (520, 436 views). “Splinters” is a crowd favorite on the 2 am Project Riddim produced by Fryktion and Problematic Media. “Splinters” is a hot sexy video giving you a taste of Uber Soca Cruise 2017. Also on the riddim is Kes and Patrice with their very sensual collaboration “Like it Like That” (position 12).
“Let de pumpin start.” What is carnival without energy? Patrice Robert’s “Sweet Fuh Days” is a spirited tune at position #3 this week (273,786 views). Her next song, “Criminal Wine’ with Lyrikal and Millibeatz is at position #10 (164,157 views) climbing up steadily.
Love seems to be Voices formula. Coming in position #4 is Voice’s “Year for Love” off the Upendo Riddim (257,841 views). The Upendo Riddim has heavy hitters like Machel Montano with his song “Take it Slow” which is at position #8 with (207,110 views this week). Another song on the riddim whose video made it on our countdown is Turner’s “Champion” (position 24).Champion is a nostalgic video that pays homage to the icons of Soca/Calypso.
Erphaan Alves is a very talented singer and songwriter. One of his carnival favorites “Overdue” (256,603) has crept up and grabbed the hearts of many. The video is rather sentimental and very relatable to all lovers out there. “Overdue” is currently holding position #5 this week.
Another popular couple’s anthem, holding position #6 (with 242,093 views) is the beautiful tune by Voice and Marge Blackman’s “Full of Vibes” off the My Decisions Riddim. Full of Vibes” overall has over 2.2 million views and counting.
Also from the Blackman family is Nailah Blackman. Nailah took it back with her song “Sokah,” paying tribute to her late grandfather, the God-father of Soca, Ras Shorty I. Sokah is in position #7 (235,004) this week. Nailah has a few other tunes on our charts this week. O’Lawd Oye (188,401) at position #9. “Badish” featuring dancehall artist Shenseea (position #20). Nailah is a budding artist that has a unique sound and sense of style. The ladies in Soca are making a high impact.
Nessa Preppy is another rising star in Soca. Her song “Tingo” (position 14) is creeping up the charts. This catchy tune has a wicked video that has massive sex appeal where Nessa shows you how de tingo.
Another positive song is Blaxx “Hulk” (position 25). Hulk is a song that inspires a person to stay strong when things aren’t making sense. Keep it locked to see if makes its way to our top ten next week.
Written By Chandelle ‘Chandy’ De Riggs