Turn Me On

Album: Kevin Lyttle (2003)
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  • In 2001 Kevin Lyttle, a Soca artist from the island of Saint Vincent, recorded this song in 2 takes in less than an hour.
  • This samples R&B quartet 112's "All My Love" from their 1998 Room 112 album.
  • The song was popularized at the 2001 St. Vincent Carnival and quickly spread to neighboring islands by radio. Word gradually spread to Europe and the single sold nearly a million there in 2003. In Britain it became an unofficial anthem for the Notting Hill Carnival and American radio played it incessantly, making it a hit there the following summer. A rap by Spragga Benz was added to the American version to increase dancehall appeal.
  • In 2007 this was voted the most influential ever St. Vincent song as part of the island's Silver Jubilee Independence Anniversary Carnival. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above

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  • Erik from Brownwood , Txmy beautiful girlfriends favorite song. i really like her.
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