‘Blessings’, ‘Toast’ rank as Jamaica’s most-streamed songs on YouTube in 2019

Dancehall royalty Tommy Lee Sparta and breakout Reggae sensation Koffee closed out 2019 with the two most-viewed videos on YouTube.

According to insights provided by the Google-owned platform, Blessings by Tommy Lee enjoyed over 6.41 million views in Jamaica alone since its release in May, becoming the most-watched music video in the process.

Tommy Lee Sparta in a scene from ‘Blessings’ (Photo: YouTube)

Toast, Koffee’s celebratory, feel-good anthem, despite being released in November 2018, dominated the airwaves as well as YouTube streams – ending the year just shy of six million views, locally.

Fast-rising Reggae sensation, Koffee, in a scene from ‘Toast’ (Photo: YouTube)

The viral Reggae single exploded into mainstream media with major endorsements all year, as it inches ever-so nearer to an impressive 100 million views milestone.

Tee Jay’s Owna Lane, with over 5.31 million views secured third place as Jamaica’s most-watched video, followed closely by Vybz Kartel’s Any Weather (collecting 4.5 million streams) and Squash’s mega-collaboration Beat Dem Bad, featuring the self-proclaimed ‘Gaza Boss’ rounding out the top five (with nearly 4.2 million views).

Tee Jay in ‘Owna Lane’ (Photo: YouTube)

Gospel music still holds weight among fans locally as songs from Sinach and Tasha Cobbs placed in the top 20.

BUZZ presents the 20 most-streamed songs in Jamaica, according to YouTube (in ascending order):

20.    Anthem, Daddy1 – 2.42 million views

19.    Nah Mad (Ova Nuh Gyal), Munga Honourable – 2.44 million views

18.    Trending, Squash – 2.47 million views

17.    Come Home, Vybz Kartel – 2.48 million views

16.    Wileside Government, Jahvillani – 2.52 million views

15.    Hail, Quada – 2.53 million views

14.    Way Maker, Sinach – 2.55 million views

13.    Black Heart, Alkaline (feat. Black Shadow) – 2.59 million views

12.    Old Town Road, Lil Nas X (feat. Milly Ray Cyrus) – 2.6 million views

11.    Hill Side, Chronic Law – 2.61 million views

10.    My Type, Tee Jay – 2.64 million views

9.      You Know My Name, Tasha Cobbs Leonard (feat. Jimi Cravity) – 2.76 million views

8.      Bless Me, Chronic Law – 2.84 million views

7.      No Underwear, Dexta Daps – 3.21 million views

6.      Leader, Dexta Daps & Masicka – 3.43 million views

5.      Beat Dem Bad, Squash (feat. Vybz Kartel) – 4.18 million views

4.       Any Weather, Vybz Kartel – 4.54 million views

3.       Owna Lane, Tee Jay – 5.31 million views

2.       Toast, Koffee – 5.99 million views

1.       Blessings, Tommy Lee Sparta – 6.41 million views