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The King of Reggae Music, Bob Marley was remembered by the world on his 73rd Birthday (6th February) #MARLEY73.

Bob Marley is one of the respected artists of all time.

During the height of his career in the 70’s, he made loads of powerful songs that deliver a strong message of hope, empowerment, wisdom, love, political situations, poverty, struggle, hardships and self-identity.

Born as Robert Nesta Marley, a country boy who grew up in St. Ann Parish and eventually moved to Kingston, Jamaica.

He was exposed to an environment of struggle, poverty, and chaos during his stay in Trenchtown in Kingston. Bob Marley was a Rasta and one of the most famous followers of Rastafarianism.

Bob found his way out of the ghetto thru his love and passion for music. He built his career and started “Bob Marley & the Wailers”, and the rest was history.

When I went to Jamaica, reggae music was being played in every corner with different beats and rendition of the songs.

Different Bob Marley’s portraits were painted as street graffiti with utmost respect dotted around the country.

I love reggae music and the songs of Bob Marley, I listen to his albums almost every day!

I hope you’ll enjoy these Bob Marley songs on my list:

You can find his story by watching this documentary and reading the book written by Rita Marley

Here is the list of my 10 Bob Marley Songs that will inspire you: 

1. Concrete Jungle

Album: Catch a Fire (1972)

A song with a strong message of longing for a better life, hope and struggle.

Buy the Catch A Fire Album

2. War

Album: Rastaman Vibration (1976)

The popular speech of Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia in the UN Assembly.  This song discusses equality and race.

3. One Love

Album: Exodus (1977)

A Grammy Award Hall of Fame song! A heartfelt song that can possibly be a universal tune in every part of the world.

Buy Exodus Album

4. Trenchtown Rock

Album: African Herbsman (1973)

This song depicts how music can be a powerful tool to deliver an important message of unity, love and hope.

5.  Three Little Birds

Album: Exodus (1977)

One of the feel-good music of Bob Marley. I’m sure this will also put a smile on your face too!  So don’t worry about a thing!

Buy Exodus Album

6. Them Belly Full

Album: Natty Dread (1974)

A beautifully made and strong political song. You can definitely feel the struggle and hardships in its lyrics.

7. So Much Trouble in the World

Album: Survival (1979)

A political song that narrates the all the chaos and irony of our time.

Buy The Survival Album

8. Crazy Baldhead

Album: Rastaman Vibration (1976)    

A well-crafted song about poverty, ignorance, struggle and politics

9. Ambush in the Night

Album: Survival (1979)

Another political song the describes the attempted assassination of Bob Marley and the political chaos in Jamaica.

 

Buy The Survival Album

10. Redemption Song

Album: Uprising (1980)

One of the most famous songs of the Bob Marley about Black empowerment. The Redemption song is included in the last album he recorded before he passed away in 1981.

Buy the Uprising Album