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Machel Montano Rules Tropicalfete's 2012 Top 100 International Caribbean Music Chart

New York, New York – December 11, 2012: In Tropicalfete quest to showcase and promote Caribbean culture to the World, Tropicalfete presented its annual Top 100 International Caribbean songs for 2012 at Negril Village Lounge in New York City last Thursday. “Tropicalfete’s Top 100 Song Countdown is the only chart that brings together the variety of cultures, languages and rhythms emanating from the Caribbean. From platinum selling hit makers like Rihanna, Sean Paul and Pit Bull to Haitian compa bands, carnival soca anthems or dancehall boomshots, these 100 songs reflect the soundtrack of life across the Caribbean and the influence of the region’s sounds on the musical mainstream.” said journalist Patricia Meschino.

The selectors for the night Msz Trini, Shadow Storm, & Power Book played the top songs for the year under the guidance of Keran Deterville the host. Owen and Ardie both had noteworthy performances. 7IGHQ the Band did an incredible job entertaining the audience with songs such as Mr. Fete, Bruk It Down, Cheaters Prayer, Bachannalist to name a few. According to lead vocalist of 7IGHQ The Band, Julius D Intelligent it was a great feeling when he came to the end of his performance and the crowd did not want him to stop singing. The band’s 30 minute set was extended for an extra 20 minutes. One more, two more, encore were some of the things the dancers on the dance floor were chanting.

This years number one (1) song was Mr Fete by the dynamic, high-energy singer, song-writer and producer, Machel Montano of Trinidad and Tobago. Montano has a recod six (6) tunes on the chart. The ever consistent Montano who has performed to sold out concerts in Madison Square Garden, has a musical career that spans over thirty (30) years and has collaborated with the likes of the Mighty Sparrow, Destra, Beenie Man, Pit Bull, Red Rat, G-Unit, Burning Flames, Walker Homung, Calypso Rose, Wyclef Jean and Busta Rhymes who are considered as some of the best in the entertainment/musical industry. This year, Montano is the triple-crown winner in his native country, where he is the Road-march, Power Soca and Groovy Soca Monarch. He also won the International Power Soca title earlier this year with Pump Yuh Flag, that was also the tune that won him the Road-march crown for Trinidad and Tobago carnival 2012. To crown off his achievements for the year, Montano received first-round ballot consideration for a Grammy nomination in the 55th Annual Grammy Awards with his 2012 album, “Double M.”

Tropicalfete congratulates all the artist who secured a spot in the Top 100 International Caribbean Songs. However, the Tropicalfete crew congratulates Mr. Machel Montano for claiming 6 spots on the Top 100 chart and wishes him all the best on his achievements thus far and good luck on his musical journey. Tropicalfete marches on with its mission: Developing the community in the area of arts and social services with the focus on educating the global community on Caribbean culture throughout the World with a workshop on copyrights and royalties for artist in February 2013 with Roger Meltzer, CEO and Director of A&R Capsicum Records.


Rank Song and Artist
1 Mr. Fete by Machel Montano
2 Bruk It Down / Party Tun Up Mr Vegas ft Alison Hinds
3 Cheaters Prayer by Christopher Martin
4 Single Forever by KI ft Machel Montano
5 Affairs Of The Heart by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
6 Pound The Alarm by Nicki Minaj
7 How Deep Is Your Love by Sean Paul ft Kelly Rowland
8 Bacchanalist by Kerwin Du Bois
9 Diamonds by Rihanna
10 Limbo by Daddy Yankee
11 She Doesn’t Mind by Sean Paul
12 Get It Started by Pitbull ft. Shakira
13 Pump Yuh Flag by Machel Montano
14 Mdamou by BelO
15 Sleep With Angels by Spragga Benz
16 Vibes Cyah Done by Machel Montano
17 Sorry Is A Sorry Word by Tarrus Riley
18 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Shaggy Ft Eve
19 Here Comes Your Life by David M ft Beenie Man
20 Simple Plan – Summer Paradise ft. Sean Paul
21 Talawah by Ragga & Kavita Maharajh
22 Set Up Shop by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
23 Back To Life by Vybz Kartel
24 Where Have You Been by Rihanna
25 Rum And Raybans ft. Cher Lloyd by Sean Kingston
26 Bam Bam Talk by Fya Empress
27 Nothing Less by K. Rich
28 One More by Jimmy Cliff
29 Come Ova by Patra ft. Delus
30 Skhi by Cant Stay Away
31 Kingston Town by Busy Signal & “Jr. Gong” Marley
32 I Am Soca by Patrice Roberts & Kerwin Du Bois
33 Land We Love by Bunny Rugs of Third World
34 Only Man She Want by Popcaan
35 Over You by Kimba Sorzano
36 Love di Vibes Jiggle fi Me by I-Octane
37 Land Of Wine by Teddyson John
38 Trouble by Shal Marshal
39 Gal A Bubble by Konshens
40 The People’s Champion by Benji
41 Bottle Of Rum by Machel Montano
42 Stress Away by Kes The Band
43 Heels On by Lady Saw
44 Talking to the Wall by Sal Anthony
45 My Story by I-Octane
46 The Next Chapter by Delly Ranks
47 I Love Liquor by Vijay Arjun & Julius De Intelligent
48 Miss behave by Fayann Lyons
49 Life Too Short by Gramps Morgan
50 Runaway by Kerwin Dubois ft Bunji Garlin
51 In Your Eyes by Erphaan Alves
52 4 A Cut by Invader
53 Born on Third Base by Ardie Cuban
54 Bartender by Yankey Boy
55 Do For Love by Ishawna & Specialis
56 Something About You by Wisin & Yandel ft. Chris Brown, T-Pain
57 In My Arms by Beres Hammond
58 My Everything by Nando Griffiths
59 Gangsta Girl by Dolli
60 Cce La Qualite by T-Vice
61 Dweet Again by Beenie Man
62 Dame by Kat Deluna & Shaggy
63 Wining Time by Brother B
64 Lies And Tricks by Lutan Fyah & Hefla Nyah
65 The Girl Is Mine by Morgan Heritage
66 No Pain by Iwer George
67 Whine by The iZ ft. Machel Montano
68 We Loose by Mikey
69 So Mi Tan by Konshens
70 Come Over by Busy Signal
71 World Peace by Nature
72 Keep on Wukkin by Destra
73 I Know Better by Romain Virgo
74 Shiver by Nadia Batson
75 The System by Popcaan
76 Delete – Roxanne “Roxxy” Webster
77 Back Way by Baby CHAM
78 Don’t You Remember by Romain Virgo
79 Buffalo Soldier by Matisyahu ft Shyne
80 Eagles & Doves by Cherine
81 Cah Stop Moving by Terri Lyons
82 Free by Richie Spice
83 Head Bad – On D Road by Michelle X & Kes
84 Pump It by KO Chicks
85 Regge by Etana
86 I Like Muhself by Lil Rick
87 Leh We Wuk by Umi Marcano & Jahmoun
88 Give To Me by Tizzy
89 Body by Kes Band
90 Pegaito Suavecito by Elvis Crespo ft Fito Blanko
91 Caribbean Girls by Mavado
92 Party Plenty by Shakki Starfire
93 Action by Super Jigga TC
94 Bajan Style by Cover Drive
95 Sacrific by 3 Canal
96 Poul La By Carimi
97 Any Love by A.J. Brown
98 Like I Love You by Melanie Fiona
99 I Found Heaven by Richie Stephens & Gentleman
100 Shook by Tommy Lee

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