Stir It Up

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"Stir It Up"
Single by Johnny Nash
from the album I Can See Clearly Now
B-side "Cream Puff"
Released March 31, 1972
Format 7" single
Genre Reggae
Length 2:58
Label Epic
Writer(s) Bob Marley
Johnny Nash singles chronology
"Stir It Up"
"I Can See Clearly Now"
"Stir It Up"
Single by Bob Marley & The Wailers
from the album Catch a Fire
Released 1973
Format 7"
Recorded 1972
Label Wail'n Soul'm
Writer(s) Bob Marley
Producer(s) Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley & The Wailers singles chronology
"Freedom Time"
"Stir It Up"
"This Train"

"Stir It Up" is a song composed by Bob Marley in 1967. On Nash's I Can See Clearly Now album, he used members of The Wailers and recorded several Marley songs: "Stir It Up," the follow-up single, "Comma Comma", "Guava Jelly", and the Nash / Marley co-written ballad, "You Poured Sugar on Me". The track "(It Was) So Nice While It Lasted" received radio play.

The Wailers performed the song on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973 during their first trip to the UK.[1]

"Stir It Up" was Marley's first successful song outside Jamaica. Another song written by Bob Marley, "I Shot The Sheriff", was made a hit by Eric Clapton on the album 461 Ocean Boulevard, July 1974. Marley's first "own" international hit, "No Woman No Cry", was released on the Bob Marley and the Wailers album Live!, December 1975.

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  1. ^ The Old Grey Whistle Test (DVD). Warner Home Video. 2003.