ECR’s top 10 songs that make us feel South African

ECR’s top 10 songs that make us feel South African

Tunes like no other that unite Mzansi...

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There’s nothing like a tune that brings us all together.

South Africa has some of the most diverse and electrifying music. In times of adversity, we band together as a nation and what better way to unite than with music? 

Ahead of voting day, we have decided to bring you the tunes that make us feel South African. 

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Here are our top 10 picks of songs that make us feel South African:

Darren Maule's pick is

Sky Tshabalala rates 

Carmen Reddy loves

The other seven include

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From killer classics to some modern hits, with so many songs, it is tough to mention only a few, so here are some honourable mentions as shared by the East Coast Breakfast team:

  • Tshwala Bam - TitoM & Yuppe 
  • Blue Eyes - Arno Carstens 
  • Shallow Waters- Just Jinger 
  • Special Star - Mango Groove 
  • Africa - TOTO 
  • Pretoria Girls - Desmond and the Tutus
  • Black Coffee - Drive 
  • Nkalakatha - Mandoza
  • Back to the Beach - Kyle Deutsch & Shekhinah 
  • Kaptein - Kurt Darren
  • Loliwe - Zahara 
  • Abalele - Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa
  • Cooler as Ekke- Jack Parow 
  • Burnout- Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse
  • Weekend Special - Brenda Fassie  
  • Scatterlings of Africa- Johnny Clegg

As South Africa approaches Election Day, the heartbeat of the nation resonates not only in the ballot boxes, but also in our vibrant music. 

We urge you to make your mark on Wednesday, 29 May, and TUNE IN to YOUR music station for beats throughout the day.


  1. Listen to East Coast Radio on the FM (frequency modulation) spectrum between 94 and 95 FM on your radio.
  2. Listen live to ECR by clicking here or download the ECR App (iOS/Android).
  3. Listen to East Coast Radio on the DStv audio bouquet, channel 836. 
  4. Switch to the audio bouquet on your Openview decoder and browse to channel 606
  5. Listen to us on Amazon Alexa

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