Best Bob Marley Songs


The Top Ten

1 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"

This song is beautiful.

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2 Three 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

iTs good

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3 Buffalo 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. - joshsanz

I love this song

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4 Redemption 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.

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".

It was about him coming to terms with his death, for christs sake! How is it not the top of the list

Only this song can save you!

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5 One 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.

It good vote for it now

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6 Is 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

Best bob marley song, finished.

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7 Jammin'

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

The greatest Bob Marley song I have ever heard. I love the energy that he exhibits when singing it on stage. Al though I never got to see him perform in person I can feel the energy of this song.

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8 I Shot The Sheriff

huh? why is this so low?
thiis song is so kickass

Awesome song..
'he say kill it, kill it before it grow'!

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!

its good

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9 Could 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).

Whos Bob Marley? Take That are better!

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10 Get 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

You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all of the time, so now we see the light (what you gonna do? ), we gonna stand up for our rights!

A song of inspiration it is my energy

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The Contenders

11 Stir 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. - joshsanz

I used to wake up to this song a couple months ago... And I still love it. It makes me feel high without weed. - thetoptens21

Very nostalgic song

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12 War

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

Lyrics are Godly

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13 Exodus

Perfect riddim and it was something like "discover" in reggae

This is by far one of Bob Marley's best jams. I especially like when he says: "Yeah yeah yeah well, huh, open your eyes, and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're livin'? "

We know where we're going', we know where we're from.
WE'RE LEAVING BABYLON! We're going to our fatherland.

14 Waiting 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



15? Come on, one of the best songs in reggae history! It should be at least on the top 5

Beautiful song, such a lovely vibe to it

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15 Red Red Wine

This isn't a Bob Marley song

Awesome song. If you like this song you will also like Don't Worry Be Happy and The Theme from cops, others famous bob marley's songs.

It shouldn't even be on this list. It is not a Bob Marley song. It is a Neil Diamond song that was covered by UB40. Good song and all but not appropriate on this list.

Love this song after no women no cry

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16 Turn Your Lights Down Low

This song makes me fall in love with the idea of love again!

The best song sexy and love

Should definitely be in the top ten.

This song deserves to be in top ten

17 Ganja Gun

It's 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...

This, song, makes you feel high even without smokin' weed! Best song by my man Marley

Very nice

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18 Positive Vibrations

Can't believe its not on the list, not to mention top 10

Me too. I can't believe this is not among the top ten's.

Where the positive people at?!

19 High 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!

Number 1 in my opinion

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20 Don'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

This song is great, love this song, could be the best song from bob marley... *sarcasm* why is this even on the list?!?!

Happiness is great. great topic to sing about

Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be alright... love

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21 Bam Bhole Nath

Beautiful song on Lord Shiva!

Bam Bam Boole! I play this song for my prayers and it teleports me to Mt. Kailash. Great song.

This song is not by bob marley this is by jai uttal.

Jai om nama shiva yaa

22 Mellow Mood

Bob is the best

"Strike the hammer while the iron is hot" says it all. Great song, Great Man

By far my favorite song ever

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

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23 A Lalala Long

This is not Bob Marley it is Inner Circle. And by the way it is called Sweat (A Lalala Long)

This so relaxing and beautiful and happy

This song is so kickass, its happy and relaxing at the same time!

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24 Sun Is Shining

And the weather is sweet! Best song for a good day

Its an amazing song! Puts you in a really good mood

This is the only Bob marley song I use to wake and bake each morning
Keeping me happy with your music forever

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25 Concrete Jungle

Any questions?
Smooth intro. nice lyrics. a song you have to think about.
even the base line is absolutely perfect.

I don't know why everyone is sleeping on this song. It's Marley at his rawest with the power of his lyrics ("No chains around my feet but I'm not free.") only matched by the power of that unreal guitar solo. A masterpiece.

26 Africa Unite

Survival hands down Bob Marley best album, I'll listen to any song on this album

One of the best!

Most powerful

27 Bad Boys

Hearing this song since childhood, still feel the same feeling as before.
An awesome song of a lagend

One of the best songs I've ever heard of my life!
I listen to it since I'm a kid and I just love it as much as before.

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28 Iron 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

Yes. This song is fantastic -- it's energizing, uplifting and powerful all at once; a pinnacle of his career that hits the bullseye dead on and in ways most other reggae songs can't touch.

Most overlooked song from Marley!

Can't believe this song is not on the list

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29 Trenchtown Rock

Loving the feel good melody... Under Rated in this pole

Most underrated song so far on@ long list of overrated, greatest hits, radio bob, type songs...easily in top 15

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30 Ganja In My Brain

That is so about me haha lol

It's a really good song

This song is the best... It's so awesome... #1... !

31 Natural 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

Hands Down best song. The beat soothes the soul. Listen to the lyrics.

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32 Roots, Rock, Reggae

This song is very great =)

Isn't that the best reggae song EVER?

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33 So 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.

34 Easy Skanking


I'm high listen to this song and watching this list

The coolest song and advise.

35 Satisfy My Soul

Such a simple, beautiful, and heartfelt tone, truly a Bob Marley classic and vastly underrated

Not necessarily the best best, but it's a great, simple feel-good tune. Definitely underrated.

This song exemplifies a man with a pure heart

This is my all time best!

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36 Rebel Music

Awesome song on rebel thing must hear

37 Zimbabwe

So much passion in this song, a true battlecry for justice and equality. Hopefully Zimbabwe has finally gotten rid of bad governance, after Mugabe's resigning.

This song is not on the list?

This list is whacked! Wheres's "them belly full"? "positive vibration"? Why are they not on this stupid list?

One of my best indepent songs of all time.

38 Johnny Was

Great song. Can play it all day long

Excellent lyrics and emotionally intertwinned. One of those songs you would wish to never end...

39 Time Will Tell

Such an amazing melody, just got lost with this song every time!

40 Misty 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

One of my favorite songs ever!

How is this song so low

41 Small Axe

I don't think this song is 41th. In My list I will post it in top 20

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

42 Punky Reggae Party

Com'on I really want to be at this party

43 One Drop

I love this song, amazing piece of Bob & the Wailers!

In MY personal top 5 bob songs...way underrated

Just listened to this track a few secs ago

Feel it in the One Drop!

44 Ride Natty Ride

I always want to stand up when this song starts. So enticing.

Love playing it. It makes me high kinda.

The best one 4 me

45 Top Rankin'

Even the tittle rocks. It perfectly describes the song.

So underrated. one of he's best songs.

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46 African 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.

The Lyrics, the backround singing and the way it makes me feel makes is such a great song! Should be way higher up here!

47 Soul Rebel

Oh who made this list? This song is truly beautiful. Its about personal freedom and ability. It defiantly should be in the top ten.

This is the #56 best bob marley song? lol that is what makes bob great. I wont even argue about it, but I love this song.

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48 Kaya

#71, seriously? Maybe not the best but deserves top 15 easily. So overlooked. Bob's voice with the entirety of the composition is prime. It's about getting lifted on a rainy morning, not caring where you are or what the day is like, be happy and relieve the stress of an oncoming day.

At least number 15! so underrated song... especially when you got high!

Yes, at least top 15

49 Crazy Baldheads

Ill vote for you dude :D

50 Real Situation

Best song of Bob! Great lyrics in this one!

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