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Dec 29, 2011

CarnivalMix-CJSW- Dec.28.2011 - Best of 2011

2011 has been a great year for Soca music; so much so that we found it a bit of a challenge to fit the "Best of the year" into a 1hr show.  After going over all the music that was played for the year, as well as each of our individual choices, it was inevitable that we were not going to agree on EVERYTHING that was chosen.  To simplify, we gathered together the most requested songs, the Soca Monarch Winners from as many islands as we could squeeze in, and the songs that were played the most for Carnivals around the world.  (A couple of our personal choices may still have slipped in)

We played the show in no particular order, but if one song had to get Track-of-the-Year, it would have to be a crowd favourite that reached further than just local Caribbean Carnivals.  With a Soul Train Award nomination each for 'Best Caribbean Performance' alongside the likes of Rihanna, the field got narrowed to Machel Montano - Bend Over and Kes the Band - Wotless. Who wins that debate might be another show entirely as Drew and Anthony give it to Kes, while Carrie is certain its Machel.  You decide.


  1. Biggie Irie - Cyaah be Over  (Barbados 'Sweet Soca': 2nd)
  2. Tian Winter - Crash (Antigua 'Groovy Party Monarch': 2nd)
  3. Red Plastic Bag - Once upon a wine (Barbados 'Sweet Soca': winner)
  4. Rupee - I am a Bajan (Barbados People's Monarch)
  5. Krossfyah feat Edwin Yearwood - Good Time ('Barbados Sweet Soca': 3rd)
  6. Cassi - Town Ting
  7. Lil Rick - Work (Rich boy Riddim)
  8. Skinny Fabulous - What time is it (6:30) (Rich Boy Riddim)
  9. Shal Marshall - Whole Day (Flagship Riddim)
  10. Orlando Octave - Pump it up (Bedspread Riddim)
  11. Benjai - Trini (T&T Groovy Soca Monarch: 2nd)
  12. Ricki T - Indian Gyal (St. Lucia Groovy Soca Monarch)
  13. Skinny Fabulous feat Busy Signal - Rave Out (Popso Riddim)
  14. Machel Montano HD - Bend Over (Soul Train Awards Nominee)
  15. Ricky Minaj (aka Lil Rick) - Jones and Wuk Up (Charlie Sheen Riddim)
  16. Lil Rick - Eh Yo (Charlie Sheen Riddim)
  17. Blaxx - Tanti Woi (T&T Groovy Soca Monarch: 4th)
  18. Machel Montano - So High A.O.A. (Electrolights Riddim)
  19. Kes - Where yuh from (Electrolights Riddim)
  20. Edwin Yearwood - Cova De Road (Barbados 'Road March)
  21. Mikey - Pavement Anticipation (Barbados 'Party Monarch')
  22. Lil Rick - Crazy People (Barbados 'Party Monarch': 2nd)
  23. Hard Knaxx - Kentucky (Antigua 'Tempo Party Monarch')
  24. Tian Winter - Soca Quake ('Antigua 'Tempo Party Monarch: 2nd) 
  25. Terror Kid - Last Days (Grenada Soca Monarch)
  26. Tallpree - Jab All Over (Grenada 'People's Monarch')
  27. Fireman Hooper - Animal (Vincy Soca Monarch)
  28. Ricky T - Mad Ting (St. Lucia Soca Monarch)
  29. Iwer George - Come To Meh (T&T Soca Monarch: 2nd)
  30. Bunji Garlin - Hold A Burn (T&T Soca Monarch: 3rd)
  31. Fay Ann Lyons - Consider It Done (T&T Soca Monarch: 4th)
  32. Machel Montano HD- Advantage (T&T Road March/Soca Monarch)
  33. Kes - Wotless (T&T Groovy Soca Monarch) (Soul Train Awards Nominee)

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