Bob Marley and the Wailers discography

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Bob Marley and the Wailers discography
Black and white image of Bob Marley on stage with a guitar
Bob Marley in concert, 1980.
Studio albums 13
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 38
Singles 133
Soundtrack albums 1
Remix albums 10
Box sets 11

Most of Bob Marley's early music was recorded with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, who together with Marley were the most prominent members of The Wailers. In 1972, The Wailers had their first hit outside Jamaica when Johnny Nash covered their song "Stir It Up", which became a U.K. hit. The 1973 album, Catch a Fire, was released worldwide, and sold well. It was followed by Burnin' which included the song "I Shot the Sheriff", of which a cover version by Eric Clapton became a hit in 1974.

Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left The Wailers in 1974. Bob Marley proceeded with Bob Marley and the Wailers, which included the Wailers Band and the I Threes. In 1975, he had his first own hit outside Jamaica with "No Woman, No Cry," from the Natty Dread album. His subsequent albums, including Rastaman Vibration, Exodus, Kaya, Survival and the last album released during his lifetime, Uprising, were big international sellers. Between 1991 and 2007 Bob Marley and The Wailers sold in excess of 21 million records. These statistics did not begin to be collected until ten years after his death.[1]

The Roots Reggae Library created an overview of all the music known to be released by The Wailers, prior to their contact with the Island Records label. This overview is an indexation of all the singles recorded, filled into 6 Ska albums and 11 Rocksteady albums.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
AUT
[3]
NOR
[4]
NZ
[5]
SWE
[6]
UK
[7]
The Wailing Wailers
Soul Rebels
Soul Revolution
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Upsetter/Trojan
  • Format:
The Best of The Wailers
Catch a Fire 171 51
Burnin'
  • Released: 19 October 1973
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
151 41
Natty Dread
  • Released: 25 October 1974
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
92 44 44 43
Rastaman Vibration
  • Released: 30 April 1976
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
8 11 14 26 45 15
Exodus
  • Released: 3 June 1977
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
20 15 21 12 12 14 8
Kaya
  • Released: 23 March 1978
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
50 50 6 6 14 4
Survival
  • Released: 2 October 1979
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
70 32 10 14 17 20
Uprising
  • Released: 10 June 1980
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
45 41 6 6 1 3 6
Confrontation
  • Released: 23 May 1983
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
55 31 18 12 6 16 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US World US
R&B
US Reggae SWE
[6]
SWI
[12]
UK
[7]
Live! 90 47 29 38
Babylon by Bus
  • Released: 10 November 1978
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
102 58 44 40
Talkin' Blues
  • Released: 4 February 1991
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
103 2 31 40
Live at the Roxy
  • Released: 24 June 2003
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
5
Live Forever
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
14 4 1 74
Easy Skanking in Boston 78
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Island/Tuff Gong releases[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
US Reggae AUS
[13]
CAN FIN
[14]
ITA
[15]
NLD
[16]
NOR
[4]
NZ
[5]
SPA
[17]
SWE
[6]
SWI
[12]
UK
[7]
Legend
  • Released: 8 May 1984
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format: Cassette, CD, LP, Digital Download, Blu-ray[18]
5 [19] 34 1 14 11 1 8 1 41 10 23 1
Rebel Music
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
140 3 54
Natural Mystic: The Legend Lives On
  • Released: 23 May 1995
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
67 1 39 24 34 3 14 10 5
One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • Released: 22 May 2001
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
60 45 1 16 10 12 3 3 2 2 2 8 5
Gold
  • Released: 11 January 2005
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
1
Africa Unite: The Singles Collection
  • Released: 8 November 2005
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
101 49 3 66 9 93 26
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Remix albums[edit]

Island/Tuff Gong releases[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
US Reggae AUT
[3]
NZ
[5]
SWI
[12]
The Never Ending Wailers
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: RAS, Tuff Gong
  • Format: CD, LP
Dreams of Freedom: Ambient Translations in Dub
  • Released: 23 September 1997
  • Label: Axiom
  • Format:
1
Chant Down Babylon
  • Released: 16 November 1999
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
60 21 1 49 6 23
Roots, Rock, Remixed
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Tuff Gong
  • Format: CD
11
B Is for Bob
  • Released: 23 June 2009
  • Label: Tuff Gong
  • Format: CD
77 1
In Dub, Vol. 1
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Tuff Gong
  • Format: CD
1
Legend: Remixed
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Tuff Gong
  • Format: CD
89 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Box sets[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
US Reggae UK
[7]
Songs of Freedom
  • Released: 6 October 1992
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
86 24 2 10
  • CAN: Platinum[10]
  • UK: Silver[8]
  • US: 2x Platinum[9]
The Complete Bob Marley & the Wailers 1967–1972, Part I
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: JAD
  • Format:
4
Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues[23]
  • Released: 2017
  • Label:
  • Format:
-
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Island/Tuff Gong releases[edit]

ROHIT Jagessar releases[edit]

  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - All The Hits (1988)

JAD/Trojan releases[edit]

Other albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
US Reggae UK
[7]
Interviews
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
Marley OST
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Island/Tuff Gong
  • Format:
120 19 1 81
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
CAN
[24]
NZ
[25]
UK
[7]
US
[24]
US
R&B

[24]
US
Dance

[24]
1962 "Judge Not" / "Do You Still Love Me" (as Robert Marley & Beverley's Allstars) Non-album singles
"One Cup of Coffee" / "Snowboy" / "Terror" (as Bobby Martell & Beverley's Allstars) / (as Bobby Martin)
1964 "Simmer Down" / "I Don't Need Your Love" The Wailing Wailers
"Mr. Talkative" / "It Hurts to Be Alone"
"I Am Going Home" / "Destiny" Non-album singles
"Climb Up the Ladder" / "Straight and Narrow"
"Donna" / "Don't Ever Leave Me"
"Tell Them Lord" / "Christmas Is Here"
"Do You Remember" / "Hoot Nanny Hoot"
"There She Goes" / "Lonesome Feelings" The Wailing Wailers
1965 "Hooligans" / "Maga Dog" Non-album singles
"Hooligan Ska" / "Jerico Skank"
"Habits" / "Amen"
"Jumbie Jamboree" / "I Should Have Known Better"
"I Made a Mistake" / "The Vow"
"Diamond Baby" / "Where's the Girl for Me"
"Playboy" / "Your Love"
"Love and Affection" / "Teenager in Love" The Wailing Wailers
"And I Love Her" / "Do It Right" Non-album single
"One Love" / "Do You Feel the Same Way Too" The Wailing Wailers
"Shame & Scandal" / "Sca Balena" Non-album single
"What's New Pussycat" / "Where Will I Find" The Wailing Wailers
"I'm Still Waiting" / "Ska Jerk"
"White Christmas" / "Let the Lord Be Seen in You" Non-album singles
"Another Dance" / "Somewhere to Lay My Head"
"Rude Boy" / "Ringo's Theme" The Wailing Wailers
1966 "I Left My Sins" / "Just in Time" Non-album single
"(I'm Gonna) Put It On" / "Love Won't Be Mine This Way" The Wailing Wailers
"Good Good Rudie" Non-album singles
"Cry to Me" / "Wages of Love"
"Lonesome Track" / "Sinner Man"
"Let Him Go" / "Sinner Man"
"Rasta Shook Them Up" / "Ringo's Ska"
"Sunday Morning" / "He Who Feels It Knows It"
"Rock Sweet Rock" / "Jerking Time"
"Dancing Shoes" / "Don't Look Back"
1967 "Bend Down Low" / "Freedom Time"
"Hypocrite" / "Nice Time"
"Mellow Mood" / "Thank You Lord"
"Stir It Up" / "The Train"
"Bus Dem Shut" / "Lyrical Satirical I"
1968 "Funeral" / "Pound Get a Blow"
"Stepping Razor" / "I'm Hurting Inside"
"Play Play Play" / "Don't Rock My Boat"
"Mus' Get a Beatin'" / "Fire Fire"
"Chances Are" / "The Lord Will Make a Way"
1969 "Tread-O"
"Black Progress"
"Trouble On the Road Again" / "Comma Comma"
"Give Me a Ticket"
"Give Her Love"
"Feel Alright" / "Rhythm"

1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
CAN
[24]
NZ
[26]
UK
[7]
US
[24]
US
R&B

[24]
US
Dance

[24]
AU
1970 "Oppressor Man" Non-album singles
"Hold on to this Feeling"
"Run for Cover" / "Sun Is Shining"
"Adam and Eve" / "Wisdom"
"Soul Shake Down Party" The Best of The Wailers
"Stop the Train" / "Caution"
"Soon Come"
"Rightful Ruler" Non-album single
"My Cup" Soul Rebels
"Small Axe"
"More Axe" Non-album singles
"Man to Man"
"Duppy Conqueror" Soul Revolution
"Soul Rebel" Soul Rebels
1971 "Kaya" Soul Revolution
"All in One" Non-album singles
"Secondhand"
"Downpressor"
"Who Is Mr. Brown"
"African Herbsman" / "Keep on Moving" Soul Revolution
"Dreamland" Non-album single
"Send Me That Love" / "Love Light" Non-album singles
"Let the Sun Shine on Me" / "I Like It Like This"
"Don't Rock My Boat" Soul Revolution
"Trenchtown Rock" Non-album singles
"Screw Face"
"Lively Up Yourself"
"Redder than Red"
"Concrete Jungle"
"Lick Samba"
"Guava Jelly"
"Craven Choke Puppy"
"Back Biter"
"Satisfy My Soul Babe"
"Once Bitten"
"Lion"
"Here Comes the Sun"
"Satisfy My Soul Jah Jah"
1972 "Distant Drums"
"Dub Feeling"
"Dog Teeth"
1973 "Stir It Up" Catch a Fire
"Concrete Jungle"
"Get Up, Stand Up" 49 Burnin'
"I Shot the Sheriff" 67
1974 "So Jah Seh" Natty Dread
1975 "No Woman, No Cry" 30 8 97 Live!
1976 "Jah Live" Non-album single
"Johnny Was" Rastaman Vibration
"Roots, Rock, Reggae" 51 37
"Positive Vibration"
1977 "Exodus" 14 103 19 Exodus
"Waiting in Vain" 38 27 38
"Jamming" / "Punky Reggae Party" 9 99 Exodus/Non-album single
"One Love/People Get Ready" 1 5 Exodus
1978 "Rastaman Live Up" Non-album single
"Is This Love" 8 9 11 Kaya
"Blackman Redemption" Non-album single
"Satisfy My Soul" 21 Kaya
1979 "So Much Trouble in the World" 56 Survival
"Survival"
"Zimbabwe"

1980s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
CAN
[24]
NZ
[27]
UK
[7]
US
[24]
US
R&B

[24]
US
Dance

[24]
AU
1980 "Could You Be Loved" 2 5 56 6 95 Uprising
"Three Little Birds" 17 Exodus
"Redemption Song" 22 Uprising
1981 "Reggae on Broadway" 41 66 Chances Are
"I Know" Confrontation
1982 "Trench Town"
1983 "Buffalo Soldier" 3 4 71 18
1984 "One Love / People Get Ready" (Medley) (Re-Release) 1 5 24 Exodus

1990s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
CAN
[24]
NZ
[28]
UK
[7]
US
[24]
US
R&B

[24]
US
Dance

[24]
AU
1992 "Iron Lion Zion" 2 5 71 Songs of Freedom
"Why Should I" / "Exodus" 42
1995 "Keep on Moving" 14 17 Natural Mystic: The Legend Lives On
"Easy Skanking"
1996 "What Goes Around Comes Around" 42 Non-album singles
1999 "Sun Is Shining" (vs. Funkstar Deluxe) 3 11 3 1 28
"Turn Your Lights Down Low" (feat. Lauryn Hill) 1 15 104 69 Chant Down Babylon
"Kinky Reggae" (feat. The Marley Brothers & The Ghetto Youths Crew)[citation needed]

2000s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
CAN
[24]
NZ
[29]
UK
[7]
US
[24]
US
R&B

[24]
US
Dance

[24]
AU
2000 "Rainbow Country" (vs. Funkstar Deluxe) 12 27 11 7 Non-album single
"Jammin'" (with MC Lyte) 42 Chant Down Babylon
2001 "I Know a Place" 77 One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers
2005 "Slogans" 45 Africa Unite: The Singles Collection
"Africa Unite" (will.i.am remix) 49
"Stand Up Jamrock" (Ashley Beedle remix) 56

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

  • Live at The Rainbow (1978)
  • The Bob Marley Story: Caribbean Nights (1982)

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
1977 "Stir It Up"
"Exodus" Don Letts & Rick Elgood[30]
"Waiting in Vain"
1978 "Is This Love"
"Satisfy My Soul"
1980 "Could You Be Loved" John Mills[30]
1981 "Redemption Song" Mark Robinson[31]
1983 "Buffalo Soldier" Bruno Tilley
1984 "One Love/People Get Ready"
1992 "Iron Lion Zion"
1995 "Keep On Moving" Simon Maxwell
1996 "What Goes Around Comes Around" Cedella Marley[31]
1999 "Sun Is Shining" (vs. Funkstar Deluxe) Niels Birkemos[31]
"Turn Your Lights Down Low" (feat. Lauryn Hill) Francis Lawrence[31]
2000 "Rainbow Country" (vs. Funkstar Deluxe) Andreas Tibblin[31]
"Jammin'" (feat. MC Lyte) Frank Sacramento[31]
2001 "Soul Shakedown Party" (remix) Martin Smith[31]
2005 "Slogans" Adrian Moat[31]

Samples[edit]

“The Perfect Beat" is a song on the album Eardrum by Talib Kweli that featured KRS-One and sampled a song from Bob Marley and the Wailers called, “Do It Twice”, which is a drum beat from Paul Douglas.[32][33]

References[edit]

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  33. ^ Talib Kweli feat. KRS-One, The Perfect Beat. Web. WhoSampled.com. <http://www.whosampled.com/sample/4567/Talib-Kweli-KRS-One-The-Perfect-Beat-Bob-Marley-The-Wailers-Do-It-Twice/> Retrieved Dec. 4 2016.

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