100 Best Reggae Songs

    • 1. No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    •   2. Israelites - Desmond Dekker & the Aces
    •   3. Stir It Up - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    •   4. Pressure Drop - Toots & the Maytals
    •   5. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
    •   6. One Love - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    •   7. 54-46 That’s My Number - Toots & the Maytals
    •   8. Satta Massagana - The Abyssinians
    •   9. Funky Kingston - Toots & the Maytals
    • 10. Montego Bay - Freddie Notes & The Rudies
    • 11. Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Cliff
    • 12. Marcus Garvey - Burning Spear
    • 13. Legalize It - Peter Tosh
    • 14. Redemption Song - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 15. Here I Come - Dennis Brown
    • 16. Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 17. Rudy Got Soul - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
    • 18. The Tide Is High - The Paragons
    • 19. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 20. Everything I Own - Ken Boothe
    • 21. Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
    • 22. You Don’t Care - The Techniques
    • 23. Vietnam - Jimmy Cliff
    • 24. Rivers Of Babylon - The Melodians
    • 25. Police & Thieves - Junior Murvin
    • 26. Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 27. Red Red Wine - UB40
    • 28. Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson
    • 29. (I Am) The Upsetter - Lee “Scratch” Perry
    • 30. Sitting & Watching - Dennis Brown
    • 31. Jammin’ - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 32. Wear You To The Ball - U-Roy & The Paragons
    • 33. Two Sevens Clash - Culture
    • 34. I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 35. Armagideon Time - Willie Williams
    • 36. 007 Shanty Town - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
    • 37. A Love I Can Feel - John Holt
    • 38. Revolution - Dennis Brown
    • 39. Queen Majesty - The Techniques
    • 40. Natty Rebel - U-Roy
    • 41. Loving Pauper - Dobby Dobson
    • 42. Natural Mystic - Bob Marley
    • 43. Equal Rights - Peter Tosh
    • 44. Rocksteady - Alton Ellis & The Flames
    • 45. Do The Reggay - Toots & the Maytals
    • 46. Don’t Stay Away - Phyllis Dillon
    • 47. Baby Why - The Cables
    • 48. One Blood - Junior Reid
    • 49. Iron Lion Zion - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 50. Book Of The Rules - The Heptones
    • 51. Telephone Love - JC Lodge
    • 52. Blackheart Man - Bunny Wailer
    • 53. Nanny Goat - Larry & Alvin Marshall
    • 54. Unchained - Bob Andy
    • 55. Tenement Yard - Jacob Miller
    • 56. Ba Ba Boom - The Jamaicans
    • 57. I’m Still In Love With You - Alton Ellis
    • 58. Pass The Kutchie - The Mighty Diamonds
    • 59. Wonderful World, Beautiful People - Jimmy Cliff
    • 60. Mama Africa - Peter Tosh
    • 61. Fade Away - Jr. Byles
    • 62. How Could I Leave - Dennis Brown
    • 63. Soon Forward - Gregory Isaacs
    • 64. Trenchtown Rock - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 65. Westbound Train - Dennis Brown
    • 66. Cool Rasta - The Heptones
    • 67. My Conversation - Slim Smith & The Uniques
    • 68. You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff
    • 69. Now That We Found Love - Third World
    • 70. Talk About Love - Pat Kelly
    • 71. I Need A Roof - The Mighty Diamonds
    • 72. 1865 (96 Degrees In The Shade) - Third World
    • 73. Declaration of Rights - The Abyssinians
    • 74. War Inna Babylon - Max Romeo
    • 75. Big Ship - Freddie McGregor
    • 76. Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 77. Guess Who’s Comming To Dinner - Black Uhuru
    • 78. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
    • 79. What One Dance Can Do - Beres Hammond
    • 80. Crying Over You - Ken Boothe
    • 81. Someone Loves You - JC Lodge
    • 82. Sonny’s Lettah - Linton Kwesi Johnson
    • 83. What Kind Of World - The Cables
    • 84. Rain From The Sky - Delroy Wilson
    • 85. Everything Crash - The Ethiopians
    • 86. Love Me Forever - Carlton & The Shoes
    • 87. Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers
    • 88. Love Is My Religion - Ziggy Marley
    • 89. Monkey Man - Toots & the Maytals
    • 90. War - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    • 91. Can I Change My Mind - Alton Ellis
    • 92. Duppy Gunman - Ernie Smith
    • 93. Zungguzungguguzungguzeng - Yellowman
    • 94. Black Cinderella - Errol Dunkley
    • 95. Have Mercy - The Mighty Diamonds
    • 96. Tumblin Down - Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
    • 97. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
    • 98. Hold Me Tight - Johnny Nash
    • 99. Angel - Shaggy & Rayvon
    • 100. Dreadlocks In Moonlight - Lee “Scratch” Perry

History of Reggae Guitar in Rock Music

Jimmy Page

Rock guitar players have been experimenting with the reggae sound since the early 1970′s. Jimmy Page recorded the reggae influenced song “D’yer M’aker” after listening to Bob Marley and the Wailers album “Burnin”

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton was also influenced by Bob Marley and covered his famous song ”I Shot the Sheriff” in 1974. I saw Clapton perform this song live off his North American Tour in 2006 and he played an insane 10 minute long guitar solo that rocked the place!

 The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones covered the reggae classic “Cherry oh Baby” in 1976 and Mick Jagger collaborated with Peter Tosh on “Walk & don’t Look back”. Mick Jagger recently made a reggae album with his band SuperHeavy featuring Damian Marley.

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck rocked some reggae grooves off his “Live at Ronnie Scott’s” performance. Always an original, Beck’s signature tone is his disregard for the guitar pick in favor of his fingers.

Snoop Lion continues Reggae and Hip Hop trend

Reggae and hip hop have had some interesting collaboration’s in the past few year’s including Damien Marley feat. Nas and a mash up of Notorious B.I.G and Bob Marley on “Hold ya Head”. 

The rapper Snoop Dogg recently changed his name to Snoop Lion and is coming out with a new reggae album entitled “Reincarnated” which is also the focus of a documentary expected to be released in the fall of 2012. check out the trailer!