I jumped on Throwback again this week as I rediscovered a reggae classic last night. The track was a #1 hit in the UK in 1978; not only has it been covered hundreds of times but it has also been included in several modern compilations of classic reggae or R&B so you may well have heard it. It’s by Althea and Donna, two Jamaican teenagers (at the time), the song is called ‘Uptown Top Ranking‘. As I mentioned it’s been covered and sampled quite a few times, you’ll recognise the beat from Sean Paul‘s cover of ‘I’m Still In Love‘- but nothing quite beats the original. Great vibe, great rhythm, great song. Enjoy.
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