Here we go again Soca music lovers, we have the latest Soca music Top 10 chart for Trinidad and Tobago. The list is from COTT (Copyright Association of Trinidad & Tobago). The top three songs have changed places from last week's chart while Jub Jub by Kes dropped off the chart making room for DAP by Viking Ding Dong. Once again, the movement of songs feels a little wacky making one question the selection of the music played by the radio stations.
Here is a little housekeeping regarding COTT and the current playlist. COTT is a non-profit organization that represents composers, authors, and publishers of musical works in Trinidad and Tobago. The organization collects and distributes royalties to its members for the public performance and broadcast of their works, including on radio stations.
The COTT Radio Play chart is based on data provided by a sample of Trinidad and Tobago radio stations that report their weekly airplay to COTT. The chart reflects the total number of plays each song received during the week. A weighted average of the data is then used to adjust for the differences in the number of radio stations and audiences among them.
"Our chart is informed by data obtained from VERICAST - the software used by COTT to capture this and other types of musical data".
Today we feature an infectiously fun and energetic song by Shaggy and Patrice Roberts titled, "Whine & Jumping". This one was released for all upcoming summer carnivals and Caribbean festivals in North America. This is one of those songs that people will be talking about for sure. It should be a go-to track as summer heats up the carnival music circuit.
Crop Over Carnival releases are here and today we present a potent collaboration that will light up Barbados' carnival spirit. The song is titled, "Bring D Thing" and is sung by Trinidadian Destra Garcia and Bajan son of the soil, Peter Ram.