The list of names that have made reggae, or other Jamaican music, great is long. Many of the artists also touched people far away from the island during their active time. Rebellious and pointing the finger at grievances, they have shaken people up. The socially critical themes in harmony with the music made people think and dance. Names like Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Peter Tosh or Desmond Dekker were pioneers of reggae and, along with Bob Marley and the Wailers, contributed significantly to its spread.