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Top 10 Songs by Bob Marley

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Top 10 Songs by Bob Marley

Bob Marley is one of the renowned international musicians from the Caribbean. He is highly regarded in Jamaica by being on the front-line for the fight for equal rights and justice for all. He also steer headed the Rastafarian movement. For almost two decades, Marley was writing, recording and performing his songs. This was mostly in the 70s when his career was at its peak. Now, fast-forward to the present age. His songs still top numerous charts worldwide and although gone, he has been able to influence and inspire countless other artists. In case you want to spice up your playlist with songs from the legend, take a look at this list. The top 10 songs by Bob Marley:

1. Three Little Birds

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This song was written by Bob Marley. It was produced by Bob Marley & The Wailers and first hit the airwaves in June 1977. The song was distributed by the Island Def Jam Record Label. The song is without doubt catchy, fun and easy to sing along to.

2. One love

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One Love was written by Bob Marley and Curtis Mayfield. It was produced by Bob Marley & The Wailers and released in June 1977. It was distributed by Island Def Jam. The lyrics are deep and thought provoking. Marley was calling out on human kind to unite and live as one.

3. Buffalo Soldier

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This song was written by Bob Marley and N.G. Williams. It was produced by Errol Brown and Bob Marley & The Wailers. It hit radio stations in May 1983 and was distributed by the Island Def Jam Record Label. The song is political and highlights the plight of Africans enslaved in the US during the Slave Trade.

4. No Woman, No Cry

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The song was written by Vincent Ford. It was produced by Chris Blackwell and Steve Smith. No Woman, No Cry was released in August 1975 and was distributed by Island Def Jam. It talks about extreme poverty facing people in Kingston and other ghettos in Jamaica.

5. Jamming

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was written and performed by Bob Marley. It was produced by Bob Marley & The Wailers. It was released in June 1997. This is a feel good song that Bob Marley composed in order to give heart to all those struggling. The songs also advocates for unity.

6. Could You Be Loved

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Could You be Loved was written by Bob Marley and produced by Bob Marley & The wailers. It was released in June 1980 under the Island Def Jam Record Label. The theme of the song is love and the tune is catchy with a simple chorus that is easy to sing along to.

7. I Shot The Sheriff

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This song was written by Bob Marley. It was produced by The wailers and Chris Blackwell. I Shot The Sheriff first hit airwaves in October 1973 and was distributed by the Universal Island Record Label. The song is definitely one of Marley’s controversial hits. It has several versions done by other international artists like Eric Clapton and Warren G.

8. Get Up, Stand Up

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This song was written by Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. It was produced by The Wailers and Chris Blackwell. It was released in September 1973 by the Universal Island Record Label. This is a call for all the oppressed members of the society to rise up, take a stand and make the much needed change.

9. Is This Love?

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‘Is This Love?’ was written by Bob Marley. It was produced by Bob Marley & The wailers. It was released in February 1978 and distributed by the Island Def Jam Group. This is a timeless love song with romantic lyrics and brilliant instrumental arrangement that prove Marley was a legend indeed.

10. Lively Up Yourself

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The song was written by Bob Marley. It was produced by Tuff Gong and The Wailers. It first hit the airwaves in October 1971. It was a collaboration of Universal International Music and JAD Records. It is a feel good song that will definitely get your groove on.

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