From: Beetlejuice (1988)
A Jamaican mento folk song, ‘Day O’ is considered an example of early reggae music, but was originally a traditional work song for dockers lifting bananas on and off boats. Chances are, you’ll know it from its use in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, but it’s been well-known since it was first released in 1958. In its time, it’s been performed by Harry Bellafonte (the artist who made it popular) on The Muppet Show in 1978 and butchered with a dancehall remix by Shaggy in 1995. It also inspired Lil Wayne’s ‘6 Foot 7 Foot’, but the less said about that, the better.