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The Best Soca Bands/Artists 

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Updated August 19, 2019 3.5k votes 808 voters 86.7k views 45 items

Soca music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good Soca bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top Soca bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Soca groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all Soca bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest Soca music bands of all time, since the most famous Soca artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Soca music .

You can click on the Soca band names to see more information about that particular notable Soca group. If they're near the top of the best Soca artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top Soca bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the Soca band names themselves. If you're looking for a list of old time Soca, you can find it here too along with photos of Antigua's female Calypso artists. 

A factual list, featuring famous Soca artists like Baha Men and Collie Buddz. Upvote your favorite artists and downvote the worst to see the best at the top. If you like Major Lazer or Beenie Man, then make your voice heard.

All important, significant and iconic names in soca music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new Soca bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of Soca , as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into Soca . Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good soca bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent Soca bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best Soca bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Soca musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Soca bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

Re-rank this bad boy then share it with your best friends to see what you guys think really belongs at the top. (45 items)
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Machel Montano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Soca music; Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
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Bunji Garlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Dancehall, Reggae & Soca music; Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
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Destra Garcia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Soca music; Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
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Kes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
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Alison Hinds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Dancehall, Reggae & Soca music; Nationality: Barbados
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Mighty Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Calypso music and Soca music; Nationality: Grenada
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Patrice Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Soca music; Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
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Rupee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Reggae and Soca music; Nationality: Germany
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Mighty Shadow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Calypso music and Soca music; Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
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Fay-Ann Lyons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Soca music; Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
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Shurwayne Winchester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Soca music; Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
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Mr. Vegas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
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Denise Belfon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
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Busy Signal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Dancehall, Reggae & Soca music; Nationality: Jamaica
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Kevin Lyttle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Dancehall, Contemporary R&B & Soca music; Nationality: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
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David Rudder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Calypso music and Soca music; Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Ragga, Dancehall & Reggae; Nationality: Jamaica
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Byron Lee and the Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
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Byron Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Ska, Reggae & Calypso music; Nationality: Jamaica
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Square One is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
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Elizabeth Watley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Elizabeth Watley added
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KMC is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
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Nailah Blackman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
JessicaSankar added

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Hypasounds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Genre: Soca music; Nationality: Barbados