Hi, today I thought I would do a Bob Marley songs list, Before I do let’s have some facts about Bob.
He was born Robert Nesta Marley on the 6th February 1945 in Nine Miles a small hamlet in Jamaica.
He had 9 singles that made the top 20 in the UK
He had 8 top 20 albums here too.
He sadly died on the 11th May 1981(see below)
Bob Marley Songs List – The Singles
In this Bob Marley songs list I will list all the singles Bob had in the UK. I will list the song name, the year released and the chart position reached here in the UK.
- No Woman No Cry (1975) (22)
- Exodus (1977) (14)
- Waiting In Vain (1977) (27)
- Jamming/Punky Reggae Party (1977) (9)
- Is This Love (1978) (9)
- Satisfy My Soul (1978) (21)
- So Much Trouble In The World (1979) (56)
- Could You Be Loved (1980) (5)
- Three Little Birds (1980) (17)
- No Woman No Cry (re-entry) (1981) (8)
- Buffalo Soldier (1983) (4)
- One Love – People Get Ready (1984) (5)
- Waiting In Vain (re-issue) (1984) (31)
- Could You Be Loved (re-issue) (1984) (71)
- One Love – People Get Ready (re-issue) (1991) (42)
- Iron Lion Zion (1992) (5)
- Why Should I/Exodus (1992) (42)
- Keep On Moving (1995) (17)
- What Goes Around Comes Around (1996) (42)
- The Sun Is Shining (vs Funkstar De Luxe) (1999) (3)
- Turn Your Lights Down Low (feat, Lauryn Hill) (1999) (15)
- Rainbow Country (vs Funkstar De Luxe) (2000) (11)
- Jammin’ (with MC Lyle) (2000) (42)
- I Know A Place (2001) (77)
- Slogans (2005) (45)
- Africa Unite (Will.i.am remix) (2005) (49)
- Stand Up Jamrock ( Ashley Beedle remix) (2005) (56)
The Studio Albums
To do a comprehensive Bob Marley albums list I will list his early albums even if they didn’t make the charts here in the UK. As usual, I will list the song name, the year released and the position reached if applicable.
- The Wailing Wailers (1965)
- Soul Rebels (1970)
- Soul Revolution (1971)
- The Best Of The Wailers (1971)
- Catch A Fire (1973)
- Burnin’ (1973)
- Natty Dread (1974) (43)
- Rastaman Vibration (1976) (15)
- Exodus (1977) (8)
- Kaya (1978) (4)
- Survival (1979) (20)
- Uprising (1980) (6)
- Confrontation (1983) (5)
- Live (1975) (38)
- Babylon By Bus (1978) (40)
- Talkin’ Blues (1991)
- Live At The Roxy (2003)
- Live Forever (Sept, 23rd 1980-Stanley Theatre -Pittsburg, PA (2011)
- Easy Skanking In Boston ’78 (2015)
- African Herbsman (1973)
- Rasta Revolution (1974)
Island/Tuff Gong Releases
- Legend (1984) (1)
- Rebel Music (1986) (54)
- Natural Mystic: The Legend Lives On (1995) (5)
- One Love: The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers (2001) (5)
- Gold (2005)
- Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (2005) (26)
Songs Of Freedom (1992) (10)
- The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967-1972, Part 1 (1997)
- Exodus 40: The Movement Continues (2017)
The Bob Marley & The Wailers album I listen to most is Legend. A greatest hits album with 16 of their best. Here is the track listing.
- Is This Love
- No Woman No Cry (Live At The Lyceum, London/1975
- Could You Be Loved
- Three Little Birds
- Buffalo Soldier
- Get Up, Stand Up
- Stir It Up
- Easy Skanking
- One Love / People Get Ready (Medley)
- I Shot The Sheriff
- Waiting In Vain
- Redemption Song
- Satisfy My Soul
- Punky Reggae Party
I am listening to this album as I write this post, brilliant.
Bob Marley’s Illness And Death
“” In July 1977, Marley had to cancel a promotional tour for Exodus album in America causing the album to fail to make the impact expected. The official explanation stated that Bob Marley had injured his foot playing football. But that excuse had a more sinister truth. He had injured his foot in Paris at the start of his European tour playing football and his toenail had come off. He was under intense pain and consulted a specialist’s advice. Cancer cells were detected and he was advised that his infected toe should be amputated. Marley refused however stating that it would be contrary to the Rastafarian belief that a man “should not dismantle his body” Despite his illness, he continued touring and was in the process of scheduling a world tour in 1980.
The album Uprising was released in May 1980. The band completed a major tour of Europe, where it played its biggest concert to 100,000 people in Milan. After the tour, Marley went to the United States, where he performed two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City as part of the Uprising Tour
Marley’s last concert occurred at the Stanley Theater (now called The Benedum Center For The Performing Arts) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1980. Just two days earlier he had collapsed whilst jogging in Central Park and was taken to hospital where he learned that his cancer had spread to his brain.
The only known photographs from the show were featured in Kevin Macdonald’s documentary film Marley.
Marley’s health deteriorated as his cancer had spread throughout his body. The rest of the tour was canceled and Marley went for treatment at the Bavarian clinic of Josef Issels, where he received an alternative cancer treatment called Issels treatment this is partly based on avoidance of certain foods, drinks, and other substances. After eight months of the treatment failing to halt his advancing cancer Marley decided to go home to Jamaica.
While Marley was flying home from Germany to Jamaica, his condition worsened. After landing in Miami, Florida, he was taken to hospital for immediate medical attention. Marley died on 11 May 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital), aged 36. The spread of cancer to his lungs and brain caused his death. His final words to his son Ziggy were “Money can’t buy life.”
On the 21st May 1981, Marley’s funeral took place in Jamaica’s national arena. The whole of Jamaica was in mourning and his funeral cortege traveled across Jamaica to his birthplace Nine Miles where his body was placed in a simple chapel of rest.
On 21 May 1981, Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga delivered the final funeral eulogy to Marley, declaring:
His voice was an omnipresent cry in our electronic world. His sharp features, majestic looks, and prancing style a vivid etching on the landscape of our minds. Bob Marley was never seen. He was an experience which left an indelible imprint with each encounter. Such a man cannot be erased from the mind. He is part of the collective consciousness of the nation.””
Read an article on this at Wikipedia
There you have it a Bob Marley Songs List of all his best music. I hope you enjoyed your visit and call back again as the site grows. What was your favourite Bob Marley & The Wailers song? I think I would choose “Is This Love”. Leave a comment below and let me know, maybe you were lucky enough to see the man himself in concert. I would be interested to hear about it.
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