Top 10 MP3s of the Year

2007-12-24 13:46
Top 10 SA MP3s

1. Koos Kombuis
"Van Vroeg tot laat is daar net gangs in die straat...." Has the Rainbow Nation fallen apart? So asks oom Koos on this classic unplugged song recorded especially for Channel24.
Listen: Reconciliation Day

2. Marimbas From Mother Africa
Classic South African folk song gets a soulful overhaul on this gorgeous rendition off African Cream's superb marimba primer. Listen: Malaika

3. Anton Goosen
Legendary Afrikaans liedjieboer rocks out on this rare nugget off his brand new b-sides CD collection "33 b-sides (Getye Van Verandering)".
Listen: Riviersonderend

4. aKING
Belville's finest fire off this anthem about living fast, dying young and leaving a skinn-jeaned corpse. It's indie rock with serious attitude and who knows, maybe even a chance of going global?
Listen: The Dance

5. Chris Chameleon
SA's favourite verkleurmannetjie gets in touch with his classical pop side on this exclusive MP3 off his brand new Klassieke Chameleon live CD & DVD.
Listen: Onse Vader

6. Mahotella Queens 
SA's cappella queens shatter the mbube stereotypes on this magnificent tripolar choral croon off Reign and Shine.
Listen: Town Hall

7. Valiant Swart
The legendary mystic blues rock boer shares this acoustic English conversation off his Dorpstraat Revisited solo project.
Listen: Jy

8. FokofpolisiekarAn addictively 'main' mash-up medley of all four songs from the fab Afrikaans five's brand new Antibiotika CD and DVD.
Listen: Antibiotika (mash-up medley)

9. Tananas
Steve Newman (acoustic guitar), Ian Herman (drums) and Gito Baloi (bass, vocals) sidestep 'world' music stereotypes on this classic live track from Splashy Fen 1992.
Listen: Makweru

10. Amaryoni
Mbube masters give "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" a sublime overhaul on this finger–clicking cool a cappella call off Aza'pella. Classic.
Listen: Lion Sleeps No More

* Theis chart is compiled according to the most downloaded MP3s from our site during the calendar year, January 1 to December 23 2008.

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