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Features |  18 May 2018 12:41 |  By RnMTeam

10 iconic songs of the reggae sensation Bob Marley

MUMBAI: Jamaican singer, Bob Marley has left a legacy of music that the world cherishes even today after thirty-seven years of his death. Having had a career spanning over 20 years, Bob Marley owns credit for bringing reggae music on the world map apart from his ska and rocksteady compositions. His songs usually had a spiritual connection. He along with his band, Bob Marley and the Wailers promoted the reggae culture through their song. Marley died at 36 after losing a battle to cancer on 11 May 1981. He is also celebrated as a popular Jamaican cultural icon. Marley’s album, Confrontation was a religious collection charged with emotions. The album was released after his death, which was his last wish. Bob Marley was buried with a ball, guitar and a bud of marijuana.

Buffalo Soldier

This song is a loud cry against racism. The song represents African American cavalry units, who are called Buffalo Soldiers as fighters, who are fighting to free their race from the shackles of racism.

Redemption Song

It was the final song recorded for the album, Uprising, a 1980 album. Redemption Song is an acoustic recording with just Bob Marley recording and is different from the other songs.

Three Little Birds

Though released as a part of Exodus, the ninth studio album of the band, Bob Marley and the Wailers, the song was released as a single in 1980. It is believed that the song is inspired from Marley’s love for birds.

No Woman, No Cry

No Woman, No Cry is a reggae song, whose 1975 live version was released as an official single.

Stir It Up

Stir It up, which was written for Marley’s wife, Rita is a slow and sensual number that showcases Marley’s desires in an erotic portrayal, expressed in a beautiful poetic language.

Satisfy My Soul

Satisfy My Soul is remembered as one of the iconic love songs, ever recorded by Bob Marley.

Is This Love

This song featured seven year old Naomi Campbell, marking her first appearance as a child artist prior to her becoming a model during her adulthood.

Get Up, Stand Up

Get Up, Stand Up, from the 1973 album, Burnin was the last song crooned by Marley at a live concert.

Could You Be Loved

Could You Be Loved is a classic number by Bob Marley, released in 1980.

Waiting In Vain

Waiting In Vain is a search for love that isn’t reciprocated. The song showcases a bubbly reggae beat, which is blended with an almost pop rock sound.