Top 10 Best Bob Marley Songs

The Top Ten
1 No Woman, No Cry No Woman, No Cry Cover Art

This and 3 little birdies are by far the most recognizable bob Marley songs... They are all good though... The man was a living legend and one of the best lyricists of all times... His lyrics were his convictions and he not only claimed them but lived them... The world is truly a better place for having hosted his life for nearly four decades...

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.

Marley is so right... He is the LEGEND.. His music his eternal with all his songs.. But this one is very different. The pain mixed with his voice is never to be seen again... Long live bob marley. We love you and miss you

Amazing and moving song, but there are a lot of great Bob Marley songs missing from this list. Stir It Up? Roots, Rock Reggae? Lively Up Yourself? Waiting In Vain? Kinky Reggae? Sunshine Reggae? etc...

2 Three Little Birds Three Little Birds Cover Art

I love this song so much. It can calm you down, it uses reggae music, which is good and serene music, and it is so catchy! Have you heard of Victoria Theatre? Well, they have a Three Little Birds play and it was AWESOME!

Warning: This may contain spoilers.
This play is about a kid named Ziggy and he is afraid of a lot of things in Jamacia. He's even too scared to leave the house! There is also a bogeyman named Duppy and he tries to steal people's hair to give him power. I don't know how hair gives bogeymen powers, but that's an okay plot and idea. There were three actors and three actresses in the play. They use Jamacian accents of course. They sing very well. I'll tell you the plo in another comment. This should do for now.

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

Best song in the world! Honestly it makes me happy just to listen to this song. Properly one of the best songs to ever exist. "Don't worry, about a thing, because everything is going to be alright. "

My absolute favorite Bob Marley song. He was/is a legend and I love listening to this and No Woman, No Cry. The ability to get his audience to escape to a better place is really soothing and surreal.

3 Buffalo Soldier Buffalo Soldier Cover Art

Bob Marley's best song Ever! Even though no woman no cry is more popular, Buffalo soldier is the best reggae song hands down. This is the kind of song every artist makes once in a lifetime, way too significant and heaven to the ears

Its not overplayed so whenever you here it its always a delight and once its in my mind it stays in my mind and I don't mind! Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival

I'm really really love this too...

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


It shows that black discrimination isn't over and bringing others to someplace else to fight against their will is NEVER A GOOD THING.

4 Redemption Song Redemption Song Cover Art

A truly timeless classic, and my personal favorite song by Bob Marley, particularly the acoustic solo version. As I've grown older along side this song, it's taken on even more meaning in my personal life. It often reminds me of the underlying message in "The Matrix" films, which was to say that our society enslaves us all, and that the only path to freedom is by first freeing your mind of the shackles of old ways of thinking that only serve to keep us down.

If I can say one thing to Bob... it would be "Thank you for writing Redemption Song. It's truly touched my life."

The reason Redemption Song is in 3rd is because most people jumped on the ear candy wagon with No Woman, No Cry, and Three Little Birds. Granted, they're both profound songs, but the true Marley fans know that Redemption Song was a a glimpse into the man's soul. Here's to you true fans, and to the legendary Nesta Robert Marley.

It feels almost cheep to say for favorite song by the undisbuted king of reggae is his one non reggae song buit this is the best folk song ever not written by bob Dylan and believe me this hang with the best of Dylan... That last song bob marley wrote before he died of cancer is his call for redemption of man kind all kind and himself even a single strangers redemption

"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.

5 One Love/People Get Ready One Love/People Get Ready Cover Art

Although this song is one of the shortest songs that Marley every wrote, I believe it is his most meaningful voice. If everyone listened to this and the music was able to get inside their souls, the world would be a VERY peaceful place and we would all live together in harmony. Now that would be a utopia. This song is a real vision of ZION. A utopia coming true.

" Three Cheers to BOB Marley - Hip, Hip, Hurray! All his Songs are Good. His Songs sends out Messages to the People in the World. I just love to sit and listen to all his Songs. This one is Good. Thank you Bob. May your Soul Rest in Peace." Linda from India

This music was one of Bob best hit. The lyric is good but the message is the best. Bob knew that togetherness brings about unity. This was his goal in life. If only the world could listen to Bob, things could have been better by now.

This song expresses one of the everyday thoughts that runs through a persons mind. I feel the need to comeback to this song when ever I can not to just relax but to experience the feeling of the reggae!

6 Is This Love Is This Love Cover Art

This should definitely top the list. Beautiful lyrics, foot tapping beats and a heavenly rhythm all along with Bob's soulful voice makes it one of best songs one can listen to in his/her lifetime.

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

This is one of the best song.. Music, Vocals, Lyrics.. All sounds perfect and top performance by miles

I love this song, It's so easing and makes me feel good whenever I listen to it. Gives me peace of mind.

7 Could You Be Loved Could You Be Loved Cover Art

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.

Oh come on! This song should have been at the top of the list... However, I love every song of bob marley's, so...

Has to be in the top ten! Makes me turn up the volume of the radio and wake up everybody.

I agree, this is easily the best song. I can just put it on repeat and listen all day.

8 Jamming Jamming Cover Art

By far my favorite Marley song. It was arguably Bob's own favorite and, possibly, the song he played the most on stage. His otherworldly performance of Jamming at the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica still gives me the chills, I mean, literally. Another entranced performance of Jamming is captured on the Live album.

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.

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.

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.

9 I Shot The Sheriff I Shot The Sheriff Cover Art

I shot the sherrif, but I didn't shoot the deputy... I shot the sherrif, I swear it wasn't self defense...
How could not love this song. It's my favourite song. Its just sad to see such a great song so low.
P.S. the Clapton cover is also great, but nothing compared to Marley...

Great lyrics. The song has awesome lyrics and tells a story. Should be 2 behind buffalo soldier

I shot the sherrif. There I've admitted it! Hi catriona meow how much do you love austin powers and tea biscuits with coffee

This should be at the top not the bottom its epic ad so cool rock on fans

10 Get Up, Stand Up Get Up, Stand Up Cover Art

There is no other song you can sing until you come face to face with some force that can oppress you. If it's 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.

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!

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!

The Contenders
11 Stir It Up Stir It Up Cover Art

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.

Some songs get old, not this one. Stir it up is a simple, sweet song with easy lyrics and a catchy tune. It has every right to be in the top 10

This song is legitimately the best feel-good there is out there. It's like bathing in a warm bath, it just gets you high...

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

12 Exodus Exodus Cover Art

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'? "

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.

13 Waiting In Vain Waiting In Vain Cover Art

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



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

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

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

14 Ganja Gun

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

It's a great song... I just smoke weed and listen to this song all day...

For people who smoke ganja, but still a relax music

15 Turn Your Lights Down Low Turn Your Lights Down Low Cover Art

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

Best bob marley song ever - aspecially the version with lauryn hill

Should definitely be in the top ten.

This song deserves to be in top ten

16 Positive Vibrations Positive Vibrations Cover Art

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?!

17 War

War is such an inspirational song for the black kids. It teaches us to stand up in our equality.
"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently abundant..."
It's just one those songs that you know your child is learning something significant.

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.

You can see in his eyes when he is performing this song that it comes from the heart. This song is all about the truth, no one can go against the words on that song. He was stating facts and nothing beats that. One Love

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"

18 Satisfy My Soul Satisfy My Soul Cover Art

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

My favorite song from the hundreds of amazing songs of the Big Bob, simply amazing!

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

19 Sun Is Shining Sun Is Shining Cover Art

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

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

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

Always heal my inner self

20 High Tide or Low Tide High Tide or Low Tide Cover Art

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.

Great lyrics, one of his best songs.

Can Listen all day long

This song is a beauty!

21 Bam Bhole Nath

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

Beautiful song on Lord Shiva!

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

Jai om nama shiva yaa

22 Africa Unite Africa Unite Cover Art

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

One of the best!

Most powerful

23 Red Red Wine

I can't. Believe that this so right here Is so far bsck in the list it should be in the numbers two spot and three birds should be number in the number one spot you crazy

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.

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.

This song is epic. It should be high in the list at number 2.three bird's. Should be number 1

24 Mellow Mood Mellow Mood Cover Art

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

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

By far my favorite song ever

Thanks for the songs I heard everyda, RIP idol..

25 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!

The best rythim I have listened

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