Let's take a look at 2014 road march winners, listen to songs and watch videos.
Yes. You can win the road march title with a groovy soca song. And groovy seems to be giving power soca a run for its money. Are the tables slowly turning?
The following are road march winners and winning songs from the various Caribbean Carnivals.
We start with Machel Montano, winner of the 2014 Trinidad and Tobago road march title. He won with the song, Ministry Of Road, a song which also won him the international soca monarch title.
Here's Machel Montano's Ministry Of Road.
Secondly, We move on to the island of Dominica, where two artistes won the road march title. They are Wuk Suk and Omee, doing the songs, Tomato Burst and Murderer, respectively.
Here's Tomato Burst, followed by Murderer.
The road march winner for Vincy Mas is also the soca monarch and ragga soca monarch winner. He is none other than Fireman Hooper. He won the road march title with the song, Unruly. That same song won him the soca monarch title.
Here's Unruly by Fireman Hooper.
In Saint Lucia, the winner of the road march title is J. Mouse, a new comer to the soca stage. He won with the song, Hurt It.
Listen to Hurt It below.
The 2014 Barbados Crop Over road march title was won by Lead Pipe and Saddis with the song, Ah Feeling. It's a groovy song. Road march songs are usually faster pace but this one was able to carry its weight and defy the norm.
Listen to Ah Feeling.
Like Barbados, a groovy song won the road march title in Antigua. The Antigua road march title was won by Menace with the song, Fete.
Listen to Fete by Menace.
And the 2014 Grenada road march title goes to Squeeze Head with the song, Turbo Charge. From the first time I heard this song, I knew something was special about it. I stopped everything I was doing. It captured me straightaway.
Here's Turbo Charge.