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( June 2015)
Stir It Up" is a song composed by Bob Marley in 1967 and first recorded by the group The Wailers that year and issued as a single. It was later covered by American singer Johnny Nash on his 1972 album . The following year, Marley and the Wailers re-recorded the song for their album I Can See Clearly Now .
Catch a Fire
The Wailers performed "Stir It Up" on
in 1973 during their first trip to the UK. The Old Grey Whistle Test
"Stir It Up" was Marley's first successful song outside Jamaica. Another tune written by Bob Marley, "
I Shot The Sheriff", was made a hit by Eric Clapton on the album , July 1974. Marley's first "own" international hit, " 461 Ocean Boulevard No Woman No Cry", was released on the Bob Marley and the Wailers album , December 1975.
Chart history (Johnny Nash cover) [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100
The Black Sorrows' version [ edit ]
In September 1993, Australian band
The Black Sorrows released a version of the song. It became a hit, peaking at #20 in New Zealand, the band's highest charting single in that territory. At the ARIA Music Awards of 1994, Joe Camilleri was nominated for Producer of the Year for his work on this song, losing out to Tony Cohen.
Track listing [ edit ]
CD single (Columbia 660 105-2)
"Stir It Up" – 3:34
"Ain't Love the Strangest Thing" (acoustic) – 4:10
"Come On, Come On" (acoustic) – 2:50
References [ edit ]
"Johnny Nash - Stir It up".
The Old Grey Whistle Test (DVD). Warner Home Video. 2003.
RPM Adult Contemporary, May 5, 1973
The Irish Charts – Search Results – Stir It Up". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 171.
Canada, Library and Archives (July 13, 2017). "Image : RPM Weekly".
"Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 29, 1973". Archived from the original on July 15, 2014 . Retrieved . November 18, 2017
Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
The Black Sorrows – Stir It Up" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
The Black Sorrows – Stir It Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved August 5, 2016.