Is This Love (Bob Marley & The Wailers song)

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"Is This Love"
Is This Love (Bob Marley & The Wailers single - cover art).jpg
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
Songwriter(s) Bob Marley
Bob Marley and the Wailers singles chronology
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"Is This Love"
(1978)
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Kaya track listing
"Kaya"
(5)
"Is This Love"
(6)
"Sun Is Shining"
(7)

"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.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Keskidee - a community that discovered itself", Islington Local History Centre, 2009.
  2. ^ Peter Gruner, "Green plaque honours Keskidee arts centre where Naomi Campbell met Bob Marley", Camden New Journal, 25 March 2011.
  3. ^ Pavan Amara and Andrew Johnson, "Fire rips through pioneering black arts venue where Bob Marley shot Is This Love video", Islington Tribune, 9 March 2012.
  4. ^ Mark Blunden, "Honour for arts centre where Bob Marley danced with Naomi Campbell, 7", Evening Standard, 21 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad (Live)". iTunes Store (AU). Apple. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ Rubenstein, Jenna Hally (2012-08-23). "Adam Lambert Covers Bob Marley's 'Is This Love,' And DUH It's Incredible (Video)". Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  7. ^ "is+this+love+(remix) - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love". VG-lista. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Bob Marley and the Wailers: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  14. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #389". auspOp. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bob Marley feat. LVNDSCAPE + Bolier – Is This Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 2016-09-02". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bob Marley feat. LVNDSCAPE + Bolier – Is This Love". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart: 2016-09-09" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 September 2016.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance
2012
Succeeded by
"Climax" by Usher