TUNES STORM NM REGGAE DANCEHALL CHARTS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST !!!!!!!!
It looked as if Mr.Dutty Cup was never going to give up the pole-position again, after 3 consecutive months at the top, yet the prophet Capleton finally managed to topple him. He did so on the title track of the BAGHDAD riddim, on which he spits pure fire; " Babylon dem a fight over oil,whole heap 'a money dem a spend pon missile!!!" Stonelove's BAGHDAD came roaring into NM, just as predicted last month, charting 5 other times in the form of Wayne Marshall's fine "All Night Long" at #3, Elephant's "Jamaican Girl"(based on a Brian & Tony Gold tune from the early 90's) at #9, Bounty's "Plenty Gal" at #11 and Cecile's "Bring The Money Come". Queen Paula also charted on the original hip-hop version of the riddim called SNAKE with her HUGE x-rated "Signal Di John Remix".
South Rakkas CLAPPAS continues to remain ever-popular in NM with 2 tracks still in the charts. A hype, fast beat entitled 20 CENTS has also taken hold, which is surprising as it is quite hard-core for the NM dancehalls, yet it has come accross very well. Check the Lady Saw & TOK tracks for August. The DIWALI is experiencing yet another re-surgence, courtesy of the HOT "No Letting Go Remix" featuring LL Cool Jay, Duchess aka Sasha and Wayne Wonder, while Sean Paul's "Get Busy" continues to hang tight. The DIWALI has therefore been continually represented on this chart for well over a year, which has to be record-setting. I will check it out for next month. Beenie Man's "Gal Dem Ignition" remix is doing well out here in bad-man territory, as is the SEXY LADY riddim featuring superstars like Sean Paul, Shaggy, Will Smith & Tanto & Devonte.
the rootical front Sanchez still a run tings. Not only did he enter the
brand-new "Superstar" at #18 but he also charted with "Frenzy"
at #8 and "War" at #9. As if that wasn't enough he also has
two more guns entitled "World Peace" and "Stay With Me"
bubbling under. Buju charted this time on the JAVA riddim: "If Jah
Was Like Man". Until next month: Jah bless: