When you hear the name Bob Marley you may think of his long hair dreads or ganja, but Bob Marley played a major role in the evolution of music than you may know of. Bob Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was one of the most popular reggae singers of his time and is known, even now after his death, as the most popular Jamaican musician of all time, introducing Reggae to the world. He is best known as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for many of his popular Reggae hits, which include “I Shot the Sheriff”, “Redemption Song”, “One Love”, “No Woman, No Cry”, with his band The Wailers. His album ‘Legend’ is reggae’s best-selling album worldwide, going ten times Platinum and selling 25 million copies Internationally. His music was heavily inspired by his Jamaican culture and Rastafarian beliefs. His music spoke to his generation on issues of socioeconomic and cultural hardship while spreading a message of unity, love and rebellion. Source
Bob Marley songs introduced the world to Reggae. The following 5 Best Bob Marley Songs and inspiring lyrics.
5. ‘Get Up, Stand Up’
4. ‘Could You Be Loved’
2. ‘No Woman, No Cry’
1. ‘One Love/People Get Ready’
– Best Of Bob Marley Lyrics
5. Man’s Greatness
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
This is inspiring quote that should be taken to heart. Man’s greatness should be measured by his integrity and how he affects those around him.
4. I Know
“When the race gets hard to run, it means you just can’t take the pace.”
This line appeared in the song “I Know”, a song off of the Confrontation album, which was released two years after Marley’s death.
3. Who is Worth Suffering For?
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
This is one of Bob Marley’s most famous quotes. And it’s not hard to see why. There are some people in life that are, in fact, worth suffering for.
2. Judge Not
“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect -and I don’t live to be- but before you start pointing fingers… make sure you hands are clean!”
This line is from the song “Judge Not”, the first single that Bob Marley ever recorded. It was later included on the 1992 compilation CD set Songs of Freedom.
1. Trenchtown Rock
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
This line appears in the song “Trenchtown Rock”, which was included on the 1973 album African Herbsman.