Garlin, real name Ian Alvarez said when asked about the achievement on December 10. The laid-back raga soca MC said he felt "slightly confused" when he awoke to the news this morning.
"We were trying to figure out if it was a specific category like a West Indian chart, but then I saw Maroon 5 on top and Rihanna below and I realize wait this is the main chart," he said.
Garlin said he never could have possibly envisioned this level of success for the track, which was produced by Keron "Sheriff" Thompson of Black Ice Studios. The song is already being touted as a forerunner for the 2013 Carnival Road March title.
"I am genuinely surprised by all the attention the song is getting. That kind of success was the furthest thing from my mind. It's very humbling. I'm truly at a lost for words," said the master lyricist. "We had no specific plans for the song.
We know people would have loved it but we didn't know to what extent. We had an opportunity to present something unusual, something a little different and even if it didn't hit we were satisfied in ourselves with the work we did."