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29 Global Throwback Thursday SongsYou Never Knew You Needed

PinkSands242 loves music. One of our favorite things about travelling the world, is discovering new artists, genres and sounds that we never knew existed. We only thought it fitting to give you a playlist filled with some of our favorite throwback songs from around the globe. Our list will have a fun radio friendly vibe, with a random assortment of songs.


1. Nneka - Heartbeat - Chase & Status Remix (Nigeria)

Some of you may recognize a sample of this song from Rita Ora's moderately successful 'R.I.P' single, but Nneka was the original. Check out Nigerian singer and songwriter Nneka and her throwback beast of a song, Heartbeat. You can also listen to the original here.

2. Wilkinson - Afterglow (UK)

This song, from English producer Wilkinson, is fast paced and fun. You just may have it on replay.

3. Marvin Gaye ft. Oddisee - Aint That Peculiar Remix (US)

Oddisee is a US based rapper and producer, and his remix of this Marvin Gaye's classic deserves throwback recognition.

4. Maitre Gims - Sapes Comme Jamais (France)

Maitre Gims is a Congo -born French singer and rapper. I have no idea what he is saying in Sapes Comme Jamais, but once you listen you will understand why it's so good!

5. Adele - Hometown Glory - High Contrast Remix (UK)

Nearly everyone knows Adele, but have you ever heard Adele set to a naasssssssty beat? Check out the remix of her his Hometown Glory.

6. Tame Impala - New Person Same Old Mistakes (Australia)

Australia band, Tame Impala's 'New Person Same Old Mistakes' was recently featured in the promo videos for the new series Atlanta, starring Donald Glover. The song has a chill vibe and it just plain amazing.

7. Raleigh Ritchie - The Greatest (UK)

Raleigh Ritchie may be best known for his role as 'Grey Worm' on Game of Thrones, but he is also a talented musician. Choosing a favorite song of his is hard, but 'The Greatest' is literally, the greatest. I would also recommend 'Stronger That Ever' and 'Bloodsport' which have a bit of a somber vibe.

8/9 Raleigh Ritchie - Stronger Than Ever & Bloodsport (UK)

10. Years & Years - King (UK)

UK band Years & Years has been a favorite of mine for years and years. lol. Choosing a favorite song is hand, but 'King' is just brilliant. 'Take Shelter' is also the business.

11. Years & Years - Take Shelter (UK)

12. Kaleo - Long Way Down (Iceland)

'Long Way Down' has a sober soulful vibe. And, how can you not like that they are from Iceland!

13. Tanya Stevens - Ninja Bike (Jamaica)

I can remember going to primary school dances and this song playing. I'm not so sure that's a good thing (lol) but it's a classic for sure.

14. Beres Hammond - Sweet Lies (Jamaica)

Beres has a special place in my heart. This is one of his classic gems.

15. Tarrus Riley - Far Away (Jamaica)

Tarrus can do no wrong.

16. Lead Pipe & Saddis - Ah Feeling (Barbados)

One of the newer throwbacks on the list, 'Ah Feeling' is just pure good vibes.

17. Collie Buddz - Tomorrow's Another Day - Bermuda

Back in the day chune!

18. Ghost - I Can Feel Your Pain (Jamaica)

'I Can Feel Your Pain' takes me back. I won't tell you to where, but this song has a soft spot in my heart.

19. Destra - I Dare You - (Trinidad & Tobago)

Destra is soca royalty and she has been putting out hits for years. 'I Dare You' is just one of Destra's impressive songs.

20. Machal Montano - E.P.I.C (Trinidad & Tobago)

I could put out a list a mile long on just Machel Montano songs, but E.P.I.C just takes me to a happy and carefree place in my mind.

21. 2 Unlimited - No Limit (Netherlands)

2 Unlimited was 90's music perfection. No Limit was very popular, and it's still a fun and fast favorite. I was just a tot when it first came out, but I love it nonetheless!

22. Le Bouche - Be My Lover (Germany)

Le Bouche was very popular in the 90's, until the untimely and tragic passing of lead singer Melanie Thornton in 2001. You might remember this club song, from back in the day. I was just a tiny tot when it first came out, but it's a favorite on my walking playlist.

23. Rock City - I'm That (US Virgin Islands)

Rock City is known for songs that venture more into R&B territory, but 'I'm That' is a rap song, that admittedly had to grow on me. Now I love it!

24. Jessie Ware - Taking In Water (UK)

Jessie Ware had a hit with 'Wildest Moments' but her other work is just as amazing. Taking in water is one of my favorites.

25. Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte - We Are One - Ole Ala (Brazil/US)

This song was actually the theme song of Fifa 2014, but it always puts me in a good mood.

And, last but never least, check out these home grown Bahamian Throwback Gems!

26. Ronnie Butler - Bahama Rock

There is no denying that this song is a straight classic!

27. VIsage - Happy Hour

Pure joy when I hear this song.

28. Papa Smurf - Humble Beast

29. DMac - The Gaulin

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