Is This Love (Bob Marley & The Wailers song)

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"Is This Love"
Single by Bob Marley and the Wailers
from the album Kaya
Released 1978
Recorded 1977-1978
Genre Reggae
Length 3:52
Label Tuff Gong Island
Writer(s) Bob Marley
Bob Marley and the Wailers singles chronology
"Waiting in Vain" "Is This Love"
"Satisfy My Soul"
Kaya track listing
"Is This Love"
"Sun Is Shining"

"Is This Love" is a song by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released on their 1978 album Kaya. The song became one of the best-known Marley songs and was part of the Legend compilation. It peaked at number 9 in the UK charts upon its release in 1978.

Bob Marley's bed in Nine Mile, Jamaica, which was the inspiration for "We'll share the shelter of my single bed" in the song "Is This Love".

A live rendition of the song can be found on the Babylon by Bus live album from Paris in 1978.

Music video[edit]

A music video was also produced, shot at the Keskidee Arts Centre in London; in the video, supermodel Naomi Campbell, then seven years old, made her first appearance in the public eye.[1][2][3][4]

In popular culture[edit]

The original multi-tracks of this song have been made available in collectors' circles and on the Internet.


Chart (1978–79) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 39
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 16
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 9
Chart (2016) Peak
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 57


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance
Succeeded by
"Climax" by Usher