Toppa Top 10: The Ten Best Bob Marley Covers

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February 6, 2013

1. The Fugees, “No Woman, No Cry” (Stephen Marley Remix)


“No Woman No Cry” is pretty high on the list of most popular Bob Marley tunes, and has been covered again and again, by acts ranging from Boney M to Worl-a-Girl (check that one out below) to the Gym Class Heroes. Back in ’96, the Fugees featured a funky hip-hop remake of Bob Marley’s famous ballad on their smash album The Score, which topped the Billboard album chart, certifying six times platinum. Due to the success of both the album and the single, The Fugees joined forces with Stephen Marley for an exclusive special cut. With Stephen and Wyclef Jean on lead lyrics, Lauryn Hill and Sharon Marley on harmony, and some of the Wailers on instruments, this version of “No Woman No Cry”ย (later included on The Fugees’ Bootleg Versions album) is a truly ill merge of roots reggae and hip-hop.