2016’s Top 5 chart performing songs featuring Sean Paul

For around two years after the release of ‘Full Frequency’ (his last studio album), dancehall performer Sean Paul has been making the rounds on the charts around the world. Shifts in the global sound to incorporate much more dancehall, or what is popularly called tropical house, has certainly opened up the options for Jamaicans like Sean Paul to work with acts based overseas. This has led to several bonafide hits being created this past year using Sean’s dulcet tones. So strong was his influence that those songs, he was a part of, charted quite well on various Billboard lists. Below are the Top 5 songs placed on the Billboard charts from the past year featuring Sean Paul:

5. Make My Love Go by Jay Sean

Done by British singer Jay Sean, ‘Made My Love Go’ made the number 16 on The Dutch top 40 and number 24 on the Single top 100. The song has reached number 49 on the UK Singles Chart, number 25 on the UK Radio Airplay Chart and number 25 on the UK TV Airplay Chart.

4. Lay You Down Easy by Magic!

By the Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! ‘Lay You Down Easy’ performed fairly well in several countries this past summer:

Australia (ARIA) 91
Brazil (Billboard Hot 100 Brasil) 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 36
Canada AC (Billboard) 8
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard) 11
Canada Hot AC (Billboard) 3
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 40
US Reggae Digital Songs (Billboard) 1

3. Hair by Little Mix

Hair was done by British girl group Little Mix. ‘Hair’ had positive placements in these territories:

Australia (ARIA) 10
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 14
France (SNEP) 137
Ireland (IRMA) 20
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 32
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 11

2. Rockabye by Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie

‘Rockabye’ is a song by British electronic group Clean Bandit which in addition to Sean Paul features British singer Anne-Marie. ‘Rockabye’ hit the top spot in countries such as Australia, Belgium, Finland and New Zealand among others.

Australia (ARIA) 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 1
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 1
Mexico (Billboard Ingles Airplay) 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 1

1. Cheap Thrills by Sia

And the number one collaboration of 2016 for Sean Paul was ‘Cheap Thrills’ with Sia. ‘Cheap Thrills’ reached No. 1 in over 10 countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. In the  States, the song debuted at No. 81 and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the issue dated 6 August 2016. The song became Sia’s first number-one single in the country, and Sean Paul’s fourth; he returned to the top 10 after ten years.

Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1
Canada AC (Billboard) 1
Germany (Official German Charts) 1
US Billboard Hot 100 1

What was your favorite song?

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