I will admit that it was only after I heard English Beat’s version of “Tears of a Clown” that I understood the line, “Just like Pagliacci did.” Now I need to figure out who Pagliacci is. (Jokes like this were a lot funnier before Google.)

Ska AllMusic page


Also known as, “the only reggae songs anyone knows that aren’t by Bob Marley.” And even that might be pushing it unless you are Jamaican, or possibly a very cool Brit.

Reggae AllMusic page

Bob Marley

I never understood the connection between white frat boys and reggae until a fried of mine said, “weed.” Then I understood the connection perfectly.

Bob Marley AllMusic page