1Xtra - Greatest Dancehall Riddim Ever POLL

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golden hen is my fav as an instrumental piece of music, but it’s hard to deny the songs thatve used stalag

3:10 to yur mom (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 August 2020 17:21 (two years ago) link

yeah I already voted for GH, but Ring the Alarm, Bam Bam, Dust a Sound Boy, this:



rob, Thursday, 20 August 2020 17:25 (two years ago) link

I did not confuse bam bam the song and bam bam the riddim ftr

bam bam riddim is the best

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Thursday, 20 August 2020 18:06 (two years ago) link

Diwali is an apex of recorded music, and I'm always chasing it, so that.

Would also nominate Street Sweeper for consideration.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 20 August 2020 18:15 (two years ago) link

apologies if mansplaining here, but bam bam the riddim is not the riddim used in bam bam the song. just want to make sure everyone knows what they're voting for...

murder she wrote is on the bam bam riddim
bam bam is on the stalag riddim

― just sayin, Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:07 AM (fourteen hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

thanks - I was confused by this. anyway, voted Stalag

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Thursday, 20 August 2020 18:40 (two years ago) link

where does Dembow fit into all this?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Thursday, 20 August 2020 18:41 (two years ago) link

In this context, wouldn't the "old head" choice be Real Rock?

yes, but i'm not that old.

i could easily pick from about half a dozen of these but with regard to Sleng Teng i also basically only listened to versions of it for months.

where does Dembow fit into all this?

i guess Dembow is more important for it going on to have such a fundamental impact on Reggaeton rather than it being a riddim that there are tons of versions that people love.

stirmonster, Thursday, 20 August 2020 18:50 (two years ago) link

Surprised not to see Tempo, Rumours or African beat
Also love Wicked in Bed (Shabba Ranks), Hypocrites, I'm Just a Guy, Love me Forever (Bim Sherman), Get in the groove...

From these, I don't know, Stalag. It's hard to separate from the performances on them.

Nabozo, Thursday, 20 August 2020 19:32 (two years ago) link

Sleng Teng. No contest.


paolo, Friday, 21 August 2020 08:10 (two years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 00:01 (two years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 27 August 2020 00:01 (two years ago) link

I'm v glad my post was able to sway the voters.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 27 August 2020 00:03 (two years ago) link

write in


A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:19 (two years ago) link

A worthy winner, but it would have been nice if Real Rock got a few votes. My second choice.


paolo, Thursday, 27 August 2020 13:15 (two years ago) link

Answer deserved a vote too; that's one I didn't immediately recognize based on the name, which was pretty dumb in retrospect, given how much I love Lone Ranger's titular version:


On the other hand, the selection criteria are fairly opaque to me. I basically disqualified Real Rock because it seemed like the list was trying to showcase quintessentially dancehall riddims, and RR is such a classic reggae riddim it didn't make sense to me to include it and not Satta Massagana, Drum Story, etc. But Bam Bam, Answer, and Stalag all precede the dancehall era too so idk...

rob, Thursday, 27 August 2020 13:47 (two years ago) link

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