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La Perfecta Gives You The Perfect Throwback

Today on this Throwback Thursday Skempi brings you a classic song that will envelop you in nostalgia and warm loving sentiments. This classic is none other than the La Perfecta record “Liefdespaar”. The heavily accented Dutch somehow adds to the song’s alluring charm. La Perfecta released many smash hits inRead More »

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Randal Corsen Tops The Charts!

Randal Corsen has reached the top of the charts. His live composition of “Limpiado di Sapatu” climbed the Skempi Top 40 this past Monday, knocking the immensely popular BRIAN D off of the throne, and it has not descended since. And these top two entries are being kept close companyRead More »

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Some Rene Samson For Your Sunday Afternoon

At the end of this sunny Sunday Skempi brings you the Rene Samson Merengue classic “Maria Su Mea”.  The song by the Curaçaoan legend became such a hit on the island of Curaçao that Wilfrido Vargas – the Merengue musician from the Dominican Republic who was instrumental in converting theRead More »

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BRIAN D Reaches D Top!

This week the Skempi Top 40 is once again full of surprises as there is once again a new chart topper. The newcomer is none other than BRIAN D (Brian Dekkers) with his lovelorn yet oddly empowering 2007 smash “Habri Man Laga Bai”. It is closely followed by the existentialRead More »

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Chaika Rises Above The Pack!

This past weekend the top of the Skempi Top 40 received a feminine touch in the form of Chaika Danoutah’s smash hit “Beleng(Radio Edit)”. The last time a female artist topped the Skempi charts was four months ago, when the feat was accomplished by Naomi Silvanie. Chaika has now shakenRead More »

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O.N.E. At Number One!

The top echelon of the Skempi Top 40 has recently experienced a near complete recasting. The no.1 spot has namely been invaded by O.N.E., Curaçao’s newest All Around Caribbean band which features the talents of Dibo D, Cizzle, Harvey Isidora, Johnny Blaze and Gilmar Fraites. They were able to shakeRead More »

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Gentz Stays Ahead Of Competition For Another Week!

Curaçaoan uber-band Gentz retains its position atop the Skempi Top 40 mountain peak for another week, an admirable feat in the high velocity game of chart-musical chairs being played at the top in recent weeks. Their smash “Kruel” enters the week still at No.1 with Claudius Philips’ single “Cuanto MiRead More »

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This Week In Skempi Top 40 News…

This week’s Skempi chart tabulation is once again home to interesting developments as the revolving door at No. 1 continues to turn. This time around the high turnover favors another staple of the Skempi Top 40: Gentz. Their latest smash “Kruel” pretty much cruised its way to the top atRead More »

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Claudius Philips Atop The Skempi Top 40!

Over the weekend the scenery at the summit of the Skempi Top 40 charts received some vintage landscaping. The Aruban legend Claudius Philips has taken over the number one spot with his melodiously tender classic “Cuanto Mi Stimabu”, in so doing he actually achieved the very impressive feat of knockingRead More »

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Go Ahead And Guess Who’s Number One Again

Didn’t guess who yet? Here it is: Menasa. Why wasn’t that stated with more enthusiasm? Well, it’s kind of become a routine recurrence on the Skempi Top 40 the last couple of weeks. I mean, you don’t shout from the mountain tops that you put your socks on today, doRead More »

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