Toppa Top 10: The Ten Best Bob Marley Covers

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February 6, 2013

7. Annie Lennox, “Waiting In Vain”

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Only Annie Lennox could take Bob Marleyโ€™s classic reggae tune about unrequited love and put a post-modern feminist spin on itโ€” and thatโ€™s part of the genius of her version of โ€œWaiting in Vain.โ€ย  In 1995, the former Eurythmic put some blue-eyed soul in Bobโ€™s โ€œWaiting in Vainโ€ for Medusa, an album of covers all originally recorded by male singers. โ€œWaiting in Vainโ€ was also featured in the films Serendipity and Changing Lanes. The video below features the amazingly soulful rendition, as well as some underlying commentary about love, tradition, and womenโ€ฆ