However in today's vernacular, the term has come to refer to all Jamaican music from the development of ska in the early 1960s up until today.
It also refers to music played in the Jamaican reggae styles elsewhere in the world.
Sub-genres and related genres include: Ska, Early or Skinhead Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub, Nyabinghi Reggae, Lover's Rock, Dancehall, Rumble, Ragga, and Rocksteady.
And it carry force of people riddum. Ya know it's a riddum of people workin, people moving; ya know." -Bob Marley
it is mostly hated by the shallow, white, suburban teenagers who can't get past that damned punk rock and MTV.
(And now that EVERYONE, that is celebrities, want to jump on the reggae bandwagon, like Sinead O'Connor, Lumidee and Stevie Wonder, the genre has become exploited. Everyone wants to do a collaboration with a reggae star. The Jamaican colours are spread all over, and Jamaica is getting no credit.)
And note, REGGAE is DIFFERENT FROM DANCEHALL MUSIC!! Dancehall is more of a DJ-ing gig and Reggae actually involves singing.
Concious Reggae- Buju Banton, Sizzla, Capelton
Toasting Raggae- U-Roy, I-Roy, Big Youth
Dub Reggae-Sly and Robbie, Lee Perry, King Tubby
Love and Harmony Reggae- Gregory Issacs, Culture, Bob Marley
"Tomorrow People" - Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
"Can You Be Loved" - Bob Marley and the Wailers
"Bad Boys (Theme from COPS)" - Inner Circle
"Red Red Wine" - UB40
"Pass the Dutchie" - Musical Youth
"Smoke Two Joints" - the Togues (sp?)
"Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant
and some reggae and reggae-inspired hits from artists in other genres:
"I Shot the Sheriff" - Eric Clapton
"Down Under" - Men at Work
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" - Culture Club
"The Tide is High" - Blondie
"Bobo Tempo" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Heart" - Nick Lowe
and many others, too numerous to list here.