by Kevin Jackson (Jamaica Observer) It Wasn’t Me, the chart-topping global hit by international recording artiste Shaggy (number 273), Get Busy by Sean Paul (number 341) and Dawn Penn’s cover of You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) — number 454, are the only songs by Jamaicans that are ranked among Billboard magazine’s 500 Best Pop Songs.
The list was revealed on the music and trade publication’s website throughout this week. It was compiled to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which was first published in 1958.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Shaggy said he knew that It Wasn’t Me would have been a hit from the song was being recorded.
“I knew it was a hit from inception. There was something special about the song. The thing about it is the subject matter; it’s relatable to so many people regardless of their religion, race, colour or sexual preference,” Shaggy shared.