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Genre: rocksteady

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Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the mid-1960s. It is characterized by a slower tempo than ska music, with a focus on soulful vocals and harmonies, and a strong emphasis on the bass and drums. The lyrics often deal with themes of love, social justice, and political issues. Rocksteady was a precursor to reggae music and had a significant influence on the development of Jamaican music.


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Most popular rocksteady albums

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4000 Volts of Holt: The Classic Albums Collection
2016
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Observer Station
1990
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Who Gets Your Love
1979
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The Harder They Come (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1972
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Carousel
1990
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Reggae Greats - Toots & The Maytals
1984
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Sweet Memories Vol. 1
2008
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I Love Marijuana (Expanded Version)
1978
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Tommy Mccook Anthology
2012
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The Outlaw
1969
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Retrospective
1986
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Hortense Ellis Anthology
2012
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Mr Soul of Jamaica
1974
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Mr. Cool Operator
2015
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Redux
2014
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Dub-Triptych
2004

rocksteady music by decade

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List of rocksteady artists

Here is a list of rocksteady artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the rocksteady genre. You can find out what rocksteady genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 46 38231
2 32 10399
3 40 68483
4 39 27993
5 25 11708
6 38 91625
7 33 40382
8 34 19716
9 26 16800
10 26 31781
11 47 138456
12 44 65291
13 36 36355
14 34 15137
15 38 45462
16 28 34045
17 25 14941
18 27 17462
19 24 25061
20 35 18946
21 35 32126
22 26 9036
23 47 55879
24 46 48811
25 25 28014
26 42 64137
27 23 35451
28 40 69594
29 41 92529
30 40 31547
31 45 120995
32 34 28465
33 43 80683
34 21 17991
35 31 44250
36 26 35126
37 37 32968
38 32 38473
39 27 31044
40 39 146305
41 30 7334
42 52 67961
43 37 5548
44 37 39693
45 34 20328
46 36 45797
47 30 14423
48 32 74474
49 40 19867
50 26 12090
51 30 17648
52 32 27759
53 40 49609
54 39 35489
55 42 24567
56 27 12103
57 27 10031
58 26 6607
59 28 8918
60 29 21596
61 32 40903
62 36 1653
63 34 11045
64 33 7335
65 32 6937
66 30 6246
67 29 17878
68 28 9925
69 28 10019
70 26 2781
71 26 4606
72 24 6740
73 36 28213
74 22 2317
75 22 8528
76 23 989
77 23 1973
78 23 15578
79 22 4511
80 21 4440
81 21 5996
82 31 15998
83 29 8745
84 29 20188
85 29 6044
86 29 8729
87 26 10796
88 26 19967
89 25 12436
90 25 13500
91 24 4449
92 24 8435
93 22 9748
94 25 26718
95 21 5042
96 31 217
97 28 1010
98 28 23036
99 28 349
100 25 10220

rocksteady playlist created by Chosic

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