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Trinidad & Tobago Top calypso & Soca Hits, 1962-2012

Bob Marley and his hit, “One Love,” head the list of various reggae surveys published and aired to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Can you name the Number One Calypsonian and the Number One Calypso in Trinidad & Tobago during the last 50 years, the post independence era, 1962-2012?

To celebrate the achievement of independence in August 1962, Trinidad & Tobago held an Independence Calypso King competition; 50 years later, Trinidad & Tobago is holding an Independence Calypso Monarch competition in commemoration of the nation’s golden jubilee.
The major differences between the competitions of 1962 and 2012 are “King” has been changed to “Monarch” to include women and the first prize in 2012 is a cool $500,000.00. A nice half million dollars!
For several months, EVERYBODY’S conducted polls and interviewed calypsonians and fans to determine the Number One Calypsonian in Trinidad & Tobago during the last 50 years and the Number One Calypso Hit. The findings are in EVERYBODY’S Jamaica-Trinidad & Tobago Special 50th Anniversary of Independence Edition, Part I. — www.everybodysmag.com.

What are the Top 10 Road March tunes of Trinidad & Tobago, 1962-2012, in the eyes of fans?

1. Rainorama by Lord Kitchenen
4. Bahia Girl by David Rudder
7. Get Something and Wave by Blue Boy/Super Blue

What are the Top 10 Road March tunes of Trinidad & Tobago, 1962-2012, in the eyes of calypsonians?
1. Flag Woman by Lord Kitchener
4. Thunder by Mighty Duke
7. Sa Sa Yae by Mighty Sparrow

What are the Top 10 Calypso Monarch songs, (previously called Calypso King), 1962-2012?

1. Dan is the man in the van by Mighty Sparrow
4. Caribbean Unity by Black Stalin
9. Three Blind Mice by Chalkdust

Can you name the Top 50 Calypso and Soca hits by decades? 1962-2012
1962-1969: The number 1 calypso, Portrait of Trinidad by Mighty Sniper
1970-1979: The number 5 calypso, Flag Woman by Lord Kitchener
1980-1989: The number 4 calypso, The Hammer by David Rudder
1990-1999: The number 1 calypso, Dollar Wine by Colin Lucas
2000-2012: The number 2 calypso, Stranger by Shadow

What are the Top 50 Calypso and Soca hits based on social/political commentaries, wit and smut? 1962-2012
SOCIAL/POLITICAL COMMENTARY
Number 1, Progress by King Austin
Number 26, Wanted Dead or Alive by Mighty Sparrow
WIT
Number 1, Love in the cemetery by Lord Kitchener
Number 4, Too young to soca by Mashal Montano
SMUT
Number 3, My Pussin by Lord Kitchener

Who are the Top 50 Calypso and Soca Artistes of Trinidad & Tobago, 1962-2012?
1 The Mighty Sparrow
2 Lord Kitchener
6 Machal Montano
42 Sundar Popo
50 Rootsman

The get the entire and complete listings visit: www.everybodysmag.com. Get the edition in digital format for US$1.50

2012 CALYPSO & SOCA REVUE-TENT
SUNDAY AUGUST 26-SATURDAY, SEP. 1
TROPICAL PARADISE BALLROOM, 1367 UTICA AVE., BROOKLYN, NY

Sunday, August 26: Opening Night and Trinidad & Tobago 50th Independence Anniversary Salute. VIP Reception & Show, $55; Show only $45; starring Sparrow and Calypso Rose

Monday, August 27: Ladies Nite and Two on One Ticket; $55 admits 2 persons; starring Sugar Aloes, Sexy Suzy and others.

Tuesday, August 28 World Soca Monarch Semifinals & Fan Appreciation Nite; $20; over 20 soca stars have entered.

Wednesday, August 29: Toast to Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica 50th independence; $45; starring Becket, Dance Master of Jamaica; Singing Sandra and many more artistes.

Thursday, August 30 World Soca Monarch Finals when 10 artistes compete for the World Soca Monarch title; $30

Friday, August 31: Trinidad & Tobago Independence Nite; $50; starring Shadow, King Swallow and other superstars.

Saturday, September 1: Independence Fete; $50 starring Lord Nelson; Duane O’Conner, the 2012 National Calypso Monarch of Trinidad & Tobago and others

2012 CALYPSO & SOCA REVUE-TENT
SUNDAY AUGUST 26-SATURDAY, SEP. 1
TROPICAL PARADISE BALLROOM, 1367 UTICA AVE., BROOKLYN, NY

Sunday, August 26: Opening Night and Trinidad & Tobago 50th Independence Anniversary Salute. VIP Reception & Show, $55; Show only $45; starring Sparrow and Calypso Rose

Monday, August 27: Ladies Nite and Two on One Ticket; $55 admits 2 persons; starring Sugar Aloes, Sexy Suzy and others.

Tuesday, August 28 World Soca Monarch Semifinals & Fan Appreciation Nite; $20; over 20 soca stars have entered.

Wednesday, August 29: Toast to Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica 50th independence; $45; starring Becket, Dance Master of Jamaica; Singing Sandra and many more artistes.

Thursday, August 30 World Soca Monarch Finals when 10 artistes compete for the World Soca Monarch title; $30

Friday, August 31: Trinidad & Tobago Independence Nite; $50; starring Shadow, King Swallow and other superstars.

Saturday, September 1: Independence Fete; $50 starring Lord Nelson; Duane O’Conner, the 2012 National Calypso Monarch of Trinidad & Tobago and others

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