In case your music player is lacking some Caribbean flavor, add this list of 10 best reggae songs to spice up the volume. If you are unfamiliar with reggae music, it's time you were formally introduced to a genre of music you will learn to love and appreciate. Reggae music is not just for Jamaicans anymore!
- "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley & The Wailers One of the most legendary reggae bands is Bob Marley and The Wailers. This particular song is appreciated and loved by listeners all over the world for its easy sing-along lyrics and soothing melody. If you like the album version, the live version of this reggae song is an even bigger treat.
- "Red Red Wine" by Tony Tribe Originally recorded by Neil Diamond, this song was later sung with a reggae influence by Tony Tribe. A catchy song for all the lushes of the world, the lyrics claim that red wine can help you forget all your troubles. Clearly, many agreed since the song was popular enough to reach number 46 on the UK music charts
- "Rockaway" by Beres Hammond Ironically, a song about the songs that make you want to dance and "rock away" while holding the one you love. This island tune also makes a great song to do the two-step to all night.
- "Tomorrow People" by Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, would of course grow to be as much of a reggae music lover as his famous father. Ziggy Marley wrote this song when he was only 20 years old. A talented family altogether, some of his siblings were also a part of the group, The Melody Makers.
- "Murderer" by Buju Banton Buju Banton is known as a conscious reggae musician with an outspoken political voice. This particular song reflects his stand point on the issue of gun violence by condemning the acts of murder that were so prevalent in his hometown.
- "One Love" by Bob Marley & The Wailers Definitely one of the best reggae songs ever, this island tune exemplifies a perfect mixture of reggae and rhythm and blues. It is now not just a song, but has also become a general motto and recognized anthem of the Caribbean.
- "She's Royal" by Tarrus Reily A true reggae love song that sings the praises of a woman's natural beauty. This song is designed to melt the heart of every woman with its adoring lyrics and catch the attention of every man seeking his royal princess.
- "Reflections" by Jah Cure A purposeful song of meaning, "Reflections" was recorded by reggae artist Jah Cure while he was still serving time in prison. Surprisingly, the artist rose to fame by singing and songwriting to pass the time. His lyrics tell the story of Jah Cure reflecting back on the mistakes that landed him in that situation.
- "Who am I" by Beenie Man The proclaimed 'King of the Dancehall' is also known as a beloved reggae artist. Accordingly, his music presents a mixture of the different reggae styles from the political views of the roots to the quicker movements of dance hall. "Who Am I" is a fun Caribbean song that gained more recognition after it crossed over into America.
- "I Can See Clearly" Now by Johnny Nash Who would have thought that an American-born pop singer and songwriter would surprise many by recording this Jamaican hit single, "I Can See Clearly Now." The lyrics remind listeners to see the rainbow at the end of every storm.
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