When it comes to relaxing, it doesn't get much better than listening to Bob Marley. Profound lyrics + chill beats is a perfect recipe for relaxation and no one delivers better than Tuff Gong himself. And is there a better time to listen to the legend himself than on the weekend? Is there not a better complement to the weekend than Bob Marley (and maybe some nice relaxing party favors)
So if you want to kick off your weekend the right way, then you should definitely queue up these Bob Marley tracks, and pump up the volume.
1. Buffalo Soldier
A reference to Black US Cavalry soldiers that fought in the Indian Wars in 1866, Marley repurposed this name as an icon of Black Pride and resistance.
2. No Woman, No Cry
A song of hope, Marley is singing to a woman encouraging her to think positively and that things will get better for her despite the stark implications of her surroundings.
3. Three Little Birds
The meaning behind this song is a contested one. Some say that Marley got the inspiration to write about three Pelicans that would occasionally visit the windowsill at Hope Road. Three singers from the Reggae Group I Threes claim that the song is about them, as Marley would refer to them as "the three little birds".
The quintessential chill party song, "Jamming" refers to a gathering or celebration in patois. So Marley is literally singing about enjoying time with friends, which is probably why it's one of the best party songs of all time.
5. One Love/People Get Ready
If there ever was a song that encapsulated Marley's message of universal love, peace, and kindness, it's this track. Forever iconic, this is probably Marley's best known work.