"Double Barrel" is a 1970 reggae single by Dave and Ansell Collins (though credited in both the UK and the U. S. to 'Dave and Ansil Collins'). It was the second reggae tune to top the charts in the UK, two years after Desmond Dekker's number 1 ska breakthrough hit "Israelites". The record reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for the first two weeks in May 1971. In the U. S. , "Double Barrel" peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 7 August 1971 and number 4 on WLS on 28 June 1971, two years to the week after "Israelites" made a nearly identical climb to peak at the same position on the same chart. It also reached #1 in Mexico on October 23, 1971.