Best Bob Marley Songs


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The Top Ten

No Woman, No Cry
Beauty of song lies in bob marley's painful voice, obviously his every song is masterpiece but this one will always remain at the top of bunch
That's the very best song I have ever heard and I want this song to be played at my funeral
"I love it, each time I come back from school I listen to this"
[Newest]I love the fact that he would write music about women; this shows he was a real man, sensitive enough to want to unite women back in a time when African and African-American people were trying to make a difference on the world theater.
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2Three Little Birds
my old gr 6 teacher used to ALWAYS play this song in class and if we wanted to go home he'd make the whole class sing it. it touches my heart whenever I hear it and it makes me think of him too. RIP MR ANDREW MYHAL!
When I have a bad day, I just listen to this song and forget about my troubles. I get lost in the groove of this song and just picture myself on a beach with Bob Marley himself. Bob Marley is the king of music. -M
Amazing song which I could listen to ALL day I can play it on the keyboard
[Newest]Awesome song every thing gonna be alright
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3Redemption Song
"None but ourselves can free our mind. " This song is timeless, and one of my favourite songs by the legend. But it is hard to say it's my favourite since there are so many songs and versions. So beautiful.
It was about him coming to terms with his death, for christs sake! How is it not the top of the list
The greatest acoustic song ever. Very meaningful lyrics. My favorite line is "have no fear for atomic energy, because non of them can stop the time".
Bob is alive he have soul
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4Buffalo Soldier
I'm really really love this too...

Specially, you're feel like you're flying to heaven!

It's too catchy not to be my favorite! It's the song that you do want to be stuck in your head! Love it!
very very very good song. I really appreciate all bob marley songs specially this one. Great song and I always listen to it even if I'm busy.


Always makes me feel good and free. Proud to be black
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5Is This Love
This is the best song of bob marley Cmon
this is an awesome song I could see this song in almost all romantic comedy movies so good so sexy...!
This needs to be much higher on the list, so catchy and beautiful. Not provocative like today's music, it's good to hear something like this nowadays
[Newest]This is one of the best song.. Music, Vocals, Lyrics.. All sounds perfect and top performance by miles
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6One Love/People Get Ready
"lets get together and feel alright "
Getting together and feeling alright, I wonder what that means?
I Guess bob marley feels alright.
One of the best songs out and glee recently sang it so cool I think :}

My personal favorite. It embodies everything I love about that easygoing down on the beach mentality. I could listen to this song, sitting on the beach with my girl all day long.
I enjoy this song every time.
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7I Shot The Sheriff
Awesome song..
'he say kill it, kill it before it grow'!
huh? why is this so low?
thiis song is so kickass
It is a song with a great message. It is originated from the 60's USA when there was great discrimination and hate toward the Jews and Negroes, especially the Jews. They said that the Jews were trying to establish a New World Order (NWO) and were behind a Judeo-Masonic-Communist conspiracy against the Goyim, or Gentiles (Non-Jews). And the negroes were called niggers. What a mess up! This shouldn't be happening in a country which said that they were the examples and the greatest democracy in the world! Hail Hitler!
I, I, I, I, I shot the sherrif, oh but Lord I didn't shoot no deputy noo
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8Stir It Up
Best Bob Marley song ever! This song stirs something good up in me every time I listen to it.

Absolutely amazing! This needs to be number 1! Enough said.
Why this song isn't on the list. One of bob marley's classic song from his first album.


I used to wake up to this song a couple months ago... And I still love it. It makes me feel high without weed.


My teacher, Mr Rolston used to always play this song and when he did I'd sing along to the song, like a badass
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This song always got me in the best of moods and that's what it will do till the damn day I die. It reminds me of everything I did when I was little when I heard it playing.
Best song; has been incorporated in many forms of media and numerous references have been made in regards to the awesomeness of this song. It also has the most compelling tune in the background when it comes to Marley's music.
Amazing song. Makes me thinking about hopping that flight to the islands. Burn em if you got em
This song makes me hyper even if I'm in a good or bad mood and when you high man your gonna have a great buzz
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10Get Up, Stand Up
There is no other song you can sing until you come face to face with some force that can oppress you. If its the State, the Government, the Police, a singular bastard, or a psychopath, until you have been pushed too far by prejudice or overwhelming force you will not understand this song or its meaning. It is important for everybody to Get up and stand up for your rights, and never give in to the forces of oppression and mediocrity. Sooner or later everyone returns to God, but your here to fight for justice so that one day God will be proud of you. Amen.
Good song inspirational and motivating - great for all of us who fight for human rights and justice
I think the message here is The power within you is greater than any fear before you. Too right!
[Newest]Opinion? Get Up Stand Up stand up for your right/ don't give up the Right, from his voice. Magic
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The Contenders

11Could You Be Loved
My favorite song in the world. Makes me feel like no other can. The man could do no wrong. He died before I was born but I feel fortunate for the music he left my generation.
this is an awesome song. must be higher, for me this is the best music he wrote.
talks about love and respect for the others.

simply the best song he has ever written. Such energy, such passion that you can see in his early work (not that there's anything wrong the older).
I agree, this is easily the best song. I can just put it on repeat and listen all day.
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This song must be the number one! "until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, there is a war"
What a beautiful lyric, full of meaning. Like a Poem. If we were more intelligent to not judge someone because of the colour of the skin. If we just understand that being different is pretty not dangerous and we have the same blood. You may say I'm a dreamer like Bob Marley was.
Has anyone really listened to this song? The words. OMG. One of his best, so meaningful and powerful. google lyrics
The message is timeless... The music is so powerful!
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Perfect riddim and it was something like "discover" in reggae
We know where we're going', we know where we're from.
WE'RE LEAVING BABYLON! We're going to our fatherland.

14Africa Unite Listen to sample

15Ganja Gun
Its a great song... I just smoke weed and listen to this song all day...
One of the best songs ever that will take your Highness to the world of peace and weed...
For people who smoke ganja, but still a relax music
[Newest]This, song, makes you feel high even without smokin' weed! Best song by my man Marley
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16Mellow Mood
Bob is the best
This song is the only one of its kind.. It's a whole genre that pruduced only this very song.. Love you Bob you will always live throgh my life, through your songs RIP legend
Thanks for the songs I heard everyda, RIP idol..

17Waiting In Vain
WHAT? I think this is the best of mr marley. I don't support my opinion. everyone likes his own music. but guys please take some time too listen to this song carefully
I've been in love with this jam for years now, listen to it everyday... It soothes the heart. Anyone can feel the depth of this song when they hear it, it's my favorite ever. Voice unlike no other - thank you for this... Ill always bump this tune. Hope ya'll do 2


This is by far the best!
[Newest]From my humble opinion, this definitely Bobby's best song. The recipe is simple, nice & slow riddim, voice at its apex... And yeah, what he say is true, love always is. Peace
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18Turn Your Lights Down Low
This song deserves to be in top ten
The best song sexy and love
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19A Lalala Long
This is not Bob Marley it is Inner Circle. And by the way it is called Sweat (A Lalala Long)
The best rythim I have listened
This song is so kickass, its happy and relaxing at the same time!

20Bam Bhole Nath
This song takes me to a ride to Kailash...

truly intoxicating stuff.. <dunno why so under-rated>
Beautiful song on Lord Shiva!
This song is not by bob marley this is by jai uttal.
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21Sun Is Shining
And the weather is sweet! Best song for a good day
This is the only Bob marley song I use to wake and bake each morning
Keeping me happy with your music forever
Its an amazing song! Puts you in a really good mood

22Easy Skanking
I'm high listen to this song and watching this list

23Bad Boys
I can't stay without this!
Hearing this song since childhood, still feel the same feeling as before.
An awesome song of a lagend
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24Concrete Jungle
Any questions?
Smooth intro. nice lyrics. a song you have to think about.
even the base line is absolutely perfect.

25Roots, Rock, Reggae
Top 5 is ok
This song is very great =)
Isn't that the best reggae song EVER?

26Ganja In My Brain
It's a really good song
This song is the best... It's so awesome... #1... !

27Trenchtown Rock
Loving the feel good melody... Under Rated in this pole
One of his best songs

28Iron Lion Zion
Amazing song, can't believe it's not in the top 10! I could listen to this song all day long without getting tired of it, it has an amazing vibe
Most overlooked song from Marley!
Can't believe this song is not on the list
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29Natural Mystic
I listen to this song every night before bed, it makes me calm and happy, but I also love all of Bob's music, not just because I've been to Jamaica but because I am of that era.
One of the very best Bob Marley songs ever, very meaningful and makes you think hard about suffering and the battles of that era. A great song by a very influential man.
Many more will have to suffer... Many more will have to die... Don't ask me why... One of the best lines ever written... Every song by Bob is great
[Newest]I can't believe this song is so far down the list one of his best. Top 3 at least.
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30So Much Trouble In the World
This song is great. Why is it so low? It should be top 10. If you love Bob Marley, you'll have to have this song.
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31Rebel Music
Awesome song on rebel thing must hear

32Satisfy My Soul
Such a simple, beautiful, and heartfelt tone, truly a Bob Marley classic and vastly underrated
A lot of loves
This song exemplifies a man with a pure heart
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33Johnny Was
Excellent lyrics and emotionally intertwinned. One of those songs you would wish to never end...
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34Misty Morning
What, Hows this number 40, this is an early morning song to listen to when going to work every day!
That is a long time ago that I heard this song, in one word WOW
How is this song so low
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35Small Axe
Because whosoever dig a pit shall fall in it and because too people are working iniquity to achieve vanity. Scuse my english, I'm french
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36Time Will Tell Listen to sample

This list is whacked! Wheres's "them belly full"? "positive vibration"? Why are they not on this stupid list?
This song is not on the list?
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38One Drop
I love this song, amazing piece of Bob & the Wailers!
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39High Tide or Low Tide
Bob's most underrated song... It's his greatest song in my opinion but it's by far the saddest. I don't think many of you even heard of it but I really recommend you look it up.
Can Listen all day long
This song is a beauty!
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40Top Rankin'
So underrated. one of he's best songs.
Best of bob dwaipayan gupta
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41Crazy Baldheads
A very beautiful song <3<3<3 and the way that bob execute it.. Wow I was chocked to not find it in the top ten!
Ill vote for you dude :D
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42Don't Worry Be Happy
Shouldn't be on the list, Bob Marley didn't sing it, in fact he died a decade before its released. The song belongs to Bobby McFerrin
Just a very good song makes me happy
Don't worry live your life
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43Ride Natty Ride
Love playing it. It makes me high kinda.
The best one 4 me
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44Punky Reggae Party Listen to sample

45African Herbsman
Easily the best bob marley song... Has such a great feeling to it, great bass line, great vocals by bob and the wailers... Such a great song.
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46Real Situation
Best song of Bob! Great lyrics in this one!
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47Who the Cap Fit
Is one of my favorite
My bob discovery song.
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48Lively Up Yourself
Can't believe this isn't in the top 10! Probably my favorite Marley song!
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49Revolution Listen to sample

50Talkin' Blues Listen to sample

51Keep On Movin' Listen to sample

52Running Away
The best rhythm in my opinion of any song the greatest philosopher the world has ever heard god bless you bob may you rest in peace
You must have done sometin sometin sometin an you don't want nobody to know about. Oh you must have done sometin wrong
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53Positive Vibrations
Can't believe its not on the list, not to mention top 10
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54Soul Rebel Listen to sample

55Give Thanks and Praises Listen to sample

56Fussing and Fighting Listen to sample

57Slave Driver Listen to sample

58Zion Train
Two masterpieces get on board that soul train is coming our way all guns aiming at me ambush in the night
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59Rastaman Chant
Classic, has to be on that list
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60Ambush In the Night
All guns aiming at me
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61I Know
The absolute best song of Bob Marley, he really use his beautiful voice in this song. It's just an amazing song and in my opinon its just one of the best song.
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62Bad Card
The best song ever. propaganda spreading over ma name...
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63Piece of Ganja

64Kinky Reggae
Amazing song of Bob!
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65Guiltiness Listen to sample

66Jah Live Listen to sample

67We and Dem Listen to sample

68Caution Listen to sample

69Reaction Listen to sample

70All In One
How is this not in the top ten, it's not even listed
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71Cornerstone Listen to sample

72Pimper's Paradise Listen to sample

73Wake Up and Live Listen to sample

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This list was created 6 years, 30 days ago and has been voted on over 5,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 5 times.

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