Best Reggae Songs
The warmth of the sun, the vibe of the Caribbean, the smell of the sea, and the best reggae songs. This can take us all to a place of happiness. Reggae songs have that special beat that gets you moving, but they also carry an important message. Some of the best reggae songs are classics that we have listened to for decades.
- “One Love” - Bob Marley & The Wailers. No list would be complete without the late, great Bob Marley mentioned. He is the face of reggae music. This is one of many hit songs of Marley's. A song asking everyone to get along and love one another.
- “It Wasn't Me” - Shaggy. This song went number one in 2000, and is a story about how a guy gets caught cheating on his girlfriend. He is told to tell her it wasn't him.
- "Love Is My Religion” -Ziggy Marley. Another Marley great, being Bob Marley's oldest son, Ziggy was awarded best reggae album in 2007 for the album of the same name.
- “Many Rivers To Cross” - Jimmy Cliff. This reggae song was recorded in 1969. It is about a man who has many things to overcome, and is struggling to find his way.
- “Legalize It” - Peter Tosh. A true Rastafarian, Tosh started his music career with Bob Marley & The Wailers. He broke out with his first solo which became popular among groups, such as, marijuana supporters, Rastafarian's, and reggae music lovers around the world.
- “Red Red Wine” - UB40. Neil Diamond wrote and recorded this song originally. UB40's then recorded it bringing to the forefront of reggae music. It is a song about how a man finds that drinking red wine is the only way to forget his broken heart.
- “I Can See Clearly Now” - Johnny Nash. Released in 1972, Nash was the first person who was not Jamaican to record in Kingston, Jamaica. This song was released by several other artists throughout the years. An uplifting song about seeing the light at the end of a bad time.
- “Montego Bay” - Bobby Bloom. Bloom was considered a one hit wonder with for this song, but he wrote many other songs that other artists cut. He was an American who loved Jamaica. This song is a tribute to how it made him feel to be on those islands. Bloom was killed at age 27 while cleaning his gun.
- “I'm Yours” - Jason Mraz. As of February, 2011, this song held the record for most weeks spent on the Hot 100 chart in its history. Sure to be a classic.
- “Temperature” - Sean Paul. This is a reggae dance tune with a strong beat that is full of sexual innuendos. This was Paul's third top single. There are actually two versions of this song, but the only difference between them is the beat.