7 Great Bob Marley Karaoke Songs

25.03.2024
By superadmin

From soulful melodies to compelling lyrics that explore spirituality, politics, and an overarching message of love, Bob Marley remains one of the most influential artists ever. So join us as we take a look at some of his best hits with our selection of 7 Great Bob Marley Karaoke Songs!

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Is This Love 

A song we’d happily sing “every day and every night”, ‘Is This Love’ was released on Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1978 album, Kaya. Dedicated to his wife, Rita, this romantic karaoke song and its swooning harmonies are guaranteed to make hearts flutter. 

Three Little Birds

With one of the most famous and well-known choruses ever, ‘Three Little Birds’ remains one of Marley’s most popular songs. Providing the ultimate carefree vibes, this is a feel-good karaoke song that’s been covered over and over again by numerous artists. Altogether now – “Don’t worry about a thing…”. 

One Love / People Get Ready 

Originally recorded as a ska song by The Wailers in 1965, this song was reworked and went on to become one of Marley’s biggest hits in the 70s. Interpolating The Impressions’ song, ‘People Get Ready’, this karaoke song features Marley’s signature soulful vocals, and its emotionally-charged lyrics encapsulate his renowned messages of love, unity and peace. 

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Redemption Song

With key lyrics deriving from a speech given by the Pan-Africanist orator, Marcus Garvey, ‘Redemption Song’ showcases Marley’s powerful and timeless lyricism. The final track from the final studio album released during Marley’s lifetime, Uprising, this song differs significantly from his usual reggae rhythm, being a folksy solo acoustic recording without accompaniment. Contemplative and personal, this is a haunting karaoke track that remains one of Marley’s greatest works. 

Buffalo Soldier 

One of Marley’s best-known songs, ‘Buffalo Soldier’ did not actually appear on a record until the 1983 posthumous release of Confrontation! With its title and lyrics referring to the ‘Buffalo Soldiers’, the African-American cavalry regiments who fought in the Native American Wars after 1866, this karaoke favourite aligns their fight with broader themes of survival, serving as a symbol of black resistance. 

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Waiting In Vain 

Appearing on his ninth studio album, Exodus, ‘Waiting In Vain’ reflects the pain and longing of unrequited love. With yearning lyrics, this song exhibits romantic vulnerability from Marley, and makes for a tender karaoke moment. 

No Woman No Cry 

Originally released in 1974 on the studio album, Natty Dread, the live recording of Marley’s performance of the song at the Lyceum Theatre in London remains the most famous version of the song. A reggae karaoke ballad with uplifting lyrics, ‘No Woman No Cry’ remains a timeless classic, and has been covered multiple times, most notably by The Fugees and Nina Simone. 

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