Nigeria’s Top 50 Songs(1960-2010) Introduction & Teaser
From now to October 1st, 360nobs will be counting down our top 50 Naija songs that have been released from 1960 till date. Please stop by often to see those who made the final 50.
Nigeria’s Top 50 Songs (1960 – 2010) was chosen from 237, 516 Songs by a strong panel of 6 music lovers whose collections span from 8-tracks to 12 & 7 inch vinyls to tapes to CDs to iTune Libraries to iPODs to mp3s to ogg files. Their ages are 16, 24, 32, 41, 49 & 68.
The selection process took ‘4weeks, 2broken glasses, a purchase of an Awolowo picture (?), 1 angry landlord & 1 work query‘ to conclude.
Hope u enjoy it. Constructive criticism is fully allowed. Please no insulting comments. Just WORK IT OUT!
No record sales or related information were used to determine them and they were chosen based on personal opinions, popularity, quality, originality, creativity & the VOCAL DROPS Rating System (please check any of the album reviews for the meaning of the acronym).
This top 50 Nigeria Songs does not in any way represent the whole Nation’s opinion. We sincerely apologize for any songs we may have missed out on during the selection process. We will always be your biggest fans
As we count down, let us know which songs u think should be in Nigeria’s top 50 and which ones shouldn’t have made it.
Please list your own Top 50 Songs and post it in the comment box or send to email@example.com.
To wet your appetite, we have the 50 songs below (in no particular order) that didn’t make the final cut into the top 50. With these ones just narrowly missing out, u can start to guess just how TITE the top 50 tracks will be. There is a notable absentee from the list – “You’re My Sweety & Suga” by Bonny Mack who only didn’t make it cos he isn’t Nigerian (He would been no4 if he was).
We would also like to make honorary mentions of these 4 tracks which we couldn’t get our hands upon – Tina Onwudiwe (RIP) – “Don’t Know Why“, Zaaki Azzay – “Yara“, Tony Okoroji – “Chi Chi“, Chief Dr Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – “Fuji London Garbage“, Obesere – “To Si Be” & Uche Ibeto – “Jigida” (I remember kids standing in front of the TV shaking their hips and shouting cha cha cha). If u have any of these songs, pls send thru – firstname.lastname@example.org. Also listen to DM Squared ft Jodie – Nigeria Go Survive Reloaded. Track is yet to create a madd buzz but definitely has potential.
Yup! Get familiar!
SONGS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE FINAL 50 SONG LIST
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