Billboard magazine recently released its list of the 100 Greatest Songs of 2003. The list features three tracks by Jamaican artist Sean Paul and one by singer Wayne Wonder, highlighting their global impact.
Sean Paul’s “Like Glue” secured the 76th spot, “Baby Boy” – a collaboration with Beyoncé – claimed the 35th position, and “Get Busy” reached an impressive number 9. Wayne Wonder’s “No Letting Go” made the list at number 72. Additionally, “Dipset Anthem” by The Diplomats, which samples “One in a Million You” by reggae singer Sanchez, ranked at 62.
Tony “CD” Kelly produced “Like Glue,” a track featured on his various artistes project, the Buy Out Riddim. The song experienced commercial success, peaking at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and reaching the Top 10 in numerous countries. The single was certified gold in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Sean Paul’s “Get Busy” led the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in the spring of 2003 and achieved Top Ten status in 10 other countries. Produced by Scott Storch, “Baby Boy” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks and entered the top 10 in 18 different countries.
Wayne Wonder shared his thoughts on the success of “No Letting Go,” stating that it came from a real place in his heart. The song became a massive crossover hit in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. It peaked at number three in the United Kingdom and earned a gold certification. Produced by Steven “Lenky” Marsden, “No Letting Go” is featured on the popular Diwali rhythm.
These songs showcase Jamaican artists’ talent and global influence, solidifying their place in the music industry’s history.