In no particular order, AAISHA DADI PATEL lists what she thinks are the best seven of the best South African songs of the year
1. DJ Clock ft Beatenberg – Pluto (Remember You)
So catchy, this one had everyone humming along to it
2. K.O (Feat. Kid X) – Caracara
Even the people who donâ€™t know a thing about South African music have heard this one. Hailed as
â€˜the new Nkalakathaâ€™ (Mandozaâ€™s smash hit) and with an accompanying dance to go with it, the line
near the end (â€œyou can take me outta the ghetto but you canâ€™t take the ghetto outta meâ€) has got
almost everyone saying PREACH!
3. Goldfish â€“ Moonwalk Away
The duo that make up Goldfish never fail to disappoint, and there is no doubt that â€˜Moonwalk Awayâ€™ was one of the finest South African musical offerings this year.
4. Matthew Mole â€“ Take yours, Iâ€™ll take mine
The creeping gospel pop song. Everyone loves this one. And everyone loves Matthew Mole â€“ what a cutie.
5. Jeremy Loops â€“ Down South
Loops is an extremely gifted man â€“ his other singles, â€˜Sinnerâ€™ and â€˜Skinny Bluesâ€™ have also helped to garner him quite a big following. But â€˜Down Southâ€™ is a favourite; a chilled out, relaxing tune which has had many singing along to it, and therefore definitely belongs on this list!
6. Cassper Nyovest â€“ Doc Shebeleza
Nyovestâ€™s â€˜tribute songâ€™ to the kwaito legend Doc Shebeleza is a fitting tune. AGAIN, itâ€™s also one of those songs that everyone just knows.
7. AKA ft K.O – Run Jozi
Described as â€œa street and club bangerâ€, this is one that has got EVERYONE moving.