Bob Marley Songs ListHi, 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.

  1. No Woman No Cry (1975) (22)
  2. Exodus (1977) (14)
  3. Waiting In Vain (1977) (27)
  4. Jamming/Punky Reggae Party (1977) (9)
  5. Is This Love (1978) (9)
  6. Satisfy My Soul (1978) (21)
  7. So Much Trouble In The World (1979) (56)
  8. Could You Be Loved (1980) (5)
  9. Three Little Birds (1980) (17)
  10. No Woman No Cry (re-entry) (1981) (8)
  11. Buffalo Soldier (1983) (4)
  12. One Love – People Get Ready (1984) (5)
  13. Waiting In Vain (re-issue) (1984) (31)
  14. Could You Be Loved (re-issue) (1984) (71)
  15. One Love – People Get Ready (re-issue) (1991) (42)
  16. Iron Lion Zion (1992) (5)
  17. Why Should I/Exodus (1992) (42)
  18. Keep On Moving (1995) (17)
  19. What Goes Around Comes Around (1996) (42)
  20. The Sun Is Shining (vs Funkstar De Luxe) (1999) (3)
  21. Turn Your Lights Down Low (feat, Lauryn Hill) (1999) (15)
  22. Rainbow Country (vs Funkstar De Luxe) (2000) (11)
  23. Jammin’ (with MC Lyle) (2000) (42)
  24. I Know A Place (2001) (77)
  25. Slogans (2005) (45)
  26. Africa Unite (Will.i.am remix) (2005) (49)
  27. 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.

  1. The Wailing Wailers (1965)
  2. Soul Rebels (1970)
  3. Soul Revolution (1971)
  4. The Best Of The Wailers (1971)
  5. Catch A Fire (1973)
  6. Burnin’ (1973)
  7. Natty Dread (1974) (43)
  8. Rastaman Vibration (1976) (15)
  9. Exodus (1977) (8)
  10. Kaya (1978) (4)
  11. Survival (1979) (20)
  12. Uprising (1980) (6)
  13. Confrontation (1983) (5)

Live Albums

  1. Live (1975) (38)
  2. Babylon By Bus (1978) (40)
  3. Talkin’ Blues (1991)
  4. Live At The Roxy (2003)
  5. Live Forever (Sept, 23rd 1980-Stanley Theatre -Pittsburg, PA (2011)
  6. Easy Skanking In Boston ’78 (2015)

Compilation Albums

Trojan Releases

 

  1. African Herbsman (1973)
  2. Rasta Revolution (1974)

Island/Tuff Gong Releases

  1. Legend (1984) (1)
  2. Rebel Music (1986) (54)
  3. Natural Mystic: The Legend Lives On (1995) (5)
  4. One Love: The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers (2001) (5)
  5. Gold (2005)
  6. Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (2005) (26)

Box Sets

Songs Of Freedom (1992) (10)

  1. The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967-1972, Part 1 (1997)
  2. Exodus 40: The Movement Continues (2017)

 

Legend

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.

  1. Is This Love
  2. No Woman No Cry (Live At The Lyceum, London/1975
  3. Could You Be Loved
  4. Three Little Birds
  5. Buffalo Soldier
  6. Get Up, Stand Up
  7. Stir It Up
  8. Easy Skanking
  9. One Love / People Get Ready (Medley)
  10. I Shot The Sheriff
  11. Waiting In Vain
  12. Redemption Song
  13. Satisfy My Soul
  14. Exodus
  15. Jamming
  16. 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

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Conclusion

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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12 Replies to “Bob Marley Songs List”

  1. What a wonderful blog. All Bob Marley’s songs under one roof. I love his songs and I grew up listening to his songs. I started learning and playing guitar because of him. I will always refer to this page whenever I want to listen to his songs.

    Thanks you very much
    Sai

  2. Hi, I love Bob Marley so this was a lot of fun for me to read. I also love th music from the 70’s and there’s enough in your playlist to keep us Marley fans happy. Excellent Bio as well.

  3. Hi!
    Wow, great comprehensive list and a lot of songs I hadn’t heard before! Bob is such a legend, it’s important that posts like this keep his epic legacy alive!

    I’m listening to his Legend album as we speak, it’s so brilliant! Thanks for bringing my attention back to Bob!

    Which is your personal all time favourite song?
    Melanie

    1. Hi Melanie, I am glad you enjoyed this look at Bob Marley. My favourite Bob Marley song is Is this Love but choosing an all time favourite song is very difficult I do love Parisienne Walkways by Gary Moore with Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy. I don’t know if you have heard this song, you can see the video on this page on my site.

  4. Thank you, Frank, for the outstanding post. My favorite Bob Marley song, without question, is Redemption Song. I don’t even know what the song means and I’m typically a “lyrics” guy. I just love the haunting way that song sounds.
    My ex-wife turned me on to his music and then at one point turned his music against me. You see, I was hanging out with her friends because she had gone to bed too tipsy. They were playing music and toward the end of the evening it was Bob Marley. When I climbed into bed with her, she mumbled, “I know what y’all were doing down there, I know what that music means.” We got a good laugh out of that later.

    1. Hi Joseph, Yes Redemption Song is a classic song. I liked your story about Bob Marley music getting you into trouble with the wife. I laughed at your last line, but had to edit it out.

      Thanks for visiting,
      Frank

  5. What a great compilation! It’s a Bob Marley one stop shop 🙂 My husband and my kids listen to Bob all the time, especially Exodus on vinyl. Fun fact – Devon Evans of Bob Marley and the Wailers lives in my neighborhood, in a small town in Minnesota!

    1. I am glad you enjoyed the post Keah, It’s great that your family love listening to Bob too. So one of the Wailers lives near you, you have just reminded me that I never mentioned any of the Wailers in this post, that will have to be rectified.

      Thanks for visiting,
      Frank

  6. Hi Frank, Bob Marley’s father is a British navy, right?
    My dad bought me a Bob Marley shirt and the Legend album cassette in 80’s.
    Am starting to like your website!
    Please bring back the memories.
    Fred

    1. Hi Fred thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I am glad your dad had a great taste in music and the Legend album is a classic. I am also glad you are liking the website, make sure you return as it builds over the coming months.

      Frank

  7. “No Woman No Cry”!! “Redemption Song”!! Oh my! Frank, thank you for putting me in a happy place! What a great thing you got going here! I sometimes wish our 70’s music is all there was.

    1. Ah Tracy, a big Bob Marley fan then. He had so many good songs didn’t he. 70’s music also puts me in a happy place too. I am listening to a 70’s radio station now. Absolute 70’s you can get it online.

      Thanks for visiting and please call back.

      Frank

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