Top Ska Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
92
The Specials Ghost Town 2 Tone 1981
2
1051
The Specials Gangsters 2 Tone 1979
3
1127
Millie My Boy Lollipop Jamaican Ska Bubblegum 1964
4
1219
The Special A.K.A. Free Nelson Mandela 2 Tone 1984
5
1222
The Specials A Message to You Rudy 2 Tone Rocksteady 1979
6
1224
Desmond Dekker & The Aces 007 (Shanty Town) Jamaican Ska Rocksteady 1967
7
1256
Dexys Midnight Runners Geno Blue Eyed Soul, New Wave 1980
8
1789
The Beat Mirror in the Bathroom 2 Tone New Wave 1980
9
1870
The Special A.K.A. Too Much Too Young 2 Tone 1980
10
2147
Madness House of Fun 2 Tone New Wave, Pop 1982
11
2357
Prince Buster Al Capone Jamaican Ska 1965
12
2429
Madness One Step Beyond 2 Tone 1979
13
2465
The Selecter On My Radio 2 Tone 1979
14
3257
Madness Baggy Trousers 2 Tone 1980
15
3465
The Skatalites Guns of Navarone Jamaican Ska 1965
16
4125
Madness It Must Be Love 2 Tone Pop 1981
17
4428
Rancid Time Bomb Ska Punk 1995
18
4746
Madness My Girl 2 Tone 1979
19
5121
Rhoda Dakar The Boiler 2 Tone New Wave, Spoken Word 1982
20
5146
The Specials Nite Klub 2 Tone 1979
21
5174
La Maldita Vecindad y Los Hijos del Quinto Patio Pachuco Third Wave Ska Latin Alternative 1991
22
5474
Rancid Ruby Soho Ska Punk 1995
23
5646
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones The Impression That I Get Ska Punk 1997
24
6181
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs feat. Celia Cruz Vasos vacíos Latin Alternative 1988
25
6722
Justin Hines with The Dominoes & Tommy McCook & His Ska-Talite Carry Go Bring Come Jamaican Ska 1964
26
6990
Zebda Tomber la chemise Chanson alternative 1998
27
7491
Don Drummond Eastern Standard Time Jamaican Ska 1964
28
7621
Madness The Prince 2 Tone 1979
29
7669
The Maytals Bam-Bam Jamaican Ska 1966
30
8058
The Equals Baby, Come Back Beat Music 1967
31
8149
Madness Night Boat to Cairo 2 Tone 1979
32
8974
Lionrock Rude Boy Rock Big Beat 1998
33
9353
The Beat Stand Down Margaret 2 Tone Pop Reggae 1980
34
9356
Sublime Santeria Third Wave Ska Alternative Rock, Pop Reggae 1996
35
9407
The Specials Stereotype 2 Tone 1980
36
9717
The Specials Do Nothing 2 Tone 1980

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires Jamaica Ska Jamaican Ska 1964
Theophilus Beckford Easy Snappin' Jamaican Ska Rhythm & Blues 1959
Inspector Amnesia Third Wave Ska 2001
The Maytals Daddy Jamaican Ska 1964
The Beat Twist and Crawl 2 Tone New Wave 1980
The Maytals Sixth and Seventh Books Jamaican Ska 1963
Prince Buster Madness Jamaican Ska 1963
The Upsetters Return of Django Jamaican Ska Skinhead Reggae 1969
Eric "Monty" Morris Sammy Dead Jamaican Ska 1964
Alton Ellis & The Flames Dance Crasher Jamaican Ska 1965
The Beat Tears of a Clown 2 Tone 1979
The Offspring Why Don't You Get a Job? Ska Punk Pop Punk 1998
The Beat Hands Off...She's Mine 2 Tone 1980
Razika Vondt i hjertet 2 Tone Indie Pop 2011
Sublime Wrong Way Third Wave Ska Alternative Rock 1996
Dandy Livingstone Rudy a Message to You Jamaican Ska Rocksteady 1967
The Selecter Too Much Pressure 2 Tone 1979
The Specials Rat Race 2 Tone 1980
Madness Cardiac Arrest 2 Tone New Wave, Pop 1981
Less Than Jake All My Best Friends Are Metalheads Ska Punk Pop Punk, Skate Punk 1998