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The 10 Best Reggae Love Songs
These are the top 10 reggae love songs of all times
- well according to how-to-play-reggae.com (and we know how reliable that source is LOL).These
reggae love songs were chosen based on popularity, and because they came out of real life experiences.
There is a video as well for those who don't like reading.
These reggae love songs may not make every bodies list but it’s a
start. Please feel free to put forth any suggestions, as the list is not
cast in stone. Email me using the contact page.
Here goes. Oh! I almost forgot,
make sure you check out reggae wedding songs as
No Woman, No Cry- Bob Marley
went all out on this reggae love song, and rumour has it that it was done for his wife Rita Marley; very honourable
and sweet indeed. Of all the reggae love songs this one stands out because it was actually recorded
Turn Your Lights Down Low-
Another reggae love song from the late great Robert Nester Marley, and was supposed to have been written in London
for a special miss world (you will have to figure out who she is for yourself). The Lauren Hill cover version with
Bob is also a must have for your collection.
Night Nurse- This reggae
love song was a hit all over the world, done by the Cool ruler himself Mr Gregory Isaacs. Simply Red also did a
cover version which is simply fantastic. Get a copy of it, it’s worth it.
Cottage In Negril- It’s
alleged that Tyrone Taylor did this reggae love song after a brief stint with a girl from abroad who was on holiday
in Jamaica. His heart was so ripped apart when the relationship ended; he had no choice but to pen the lines which
resulted in this great reggae love song. The cover version by Duane Stephenson is also very good.
Breaking Up- If you have
ever loved someone and had to part, then the words to this reggae love song will undoubtedly bring back floods of
memories. I wonder what Alton Ellis was going through when he wrote this one. Only listen to this reggae love song
if you can cope with the emotions. His son Christopher Ellis also covered this song.
Just One of Those Days (Dry Cry)- All theses reggae love songs were birth from real life experiences, and this one by Sizzla is
no exception. Apparently he did this one for his girl friend who he was with at the time. She had a curious effect
on him wouldn’t you say?
Waiting in Vain- Again done
by Mr. Bob Marley, and of all the reggae love songs, this was my favourite when growing up and it still is to this
very day. Maxi Priest did a cover version with Lee Ritenour from the album A Twist of Marley. If you haven’t heard
the album yet, get it. It’s worth every penny, pence or whatever, you get the picture.
Red Red Wine– UB40 out of
England covered this song (originally done by Neil Diamond) and it was a major hit around the world. It is still a
favourite of many today. The beauty of this song is the emotions that it evokes because of the mood that it puts
you in. It also helps that Ali Campbell the lead singer (at the time) has a unique voice that fits well with the
She’s Royal– I am still
amazed at the amount of ladies that love this reggae love song. I don’t think I have come across a lady who does
not love it. And they have very good reason to. It’s not very often reggae love songs or any love song for that
matter, highlights women as royal, and which girl doesn’t want to be? The song is done by Tarrus
Underneath It All–This song
was a hit for No Doubt sang by Gwen Stefani featuring Lady Saw. It’s a very smooth reggae love song and Gwen
Stefani tamed her voice to pull it off. It’s also a sound track in the romance comedy 50 First Dates, very fitting
Ok I lied! Its not 10 its actually eleven.
Love You Girl- I had to add this extra one, its done by up and coming reggae artist Iba Mahr
who is slowly making a name for himself internationally. The song is simply great and Iba Mahr's unique style
(similar to Edi Fitzroy) just accentuates it. Its on the "Intransit Riddim" by Wayne Thompson.
And that’s it. Let me know what you think of
these reggae love songs. Use the form on the contact page to send me
your comments. For more on reggae love
songs and others