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Happy Birthday! #TeamBeautiful’s Favorite Bob Marley Classics was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Happy Birthday Bob Marley

Happy Birthday Bob Marley

Today would have been Bob Marley’s 74th birthday and even though he died at age 36, his music and message lives well beyond his time on earth. Marley’s music bridged cultures through warm vibes and profound lyrics that resonated with international audiences. #TeamBeautiful celebrates his life by remembering some of our favorite Marley tunes.

2. “Redemption Song”

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“‘Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!’ Enough said. Lyrics like that require no justification.”

3. “Could You Be Loved”

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Besides it being a fun song musically, he was preaching! The lyrics are church, but I especially love the throwback to his song “Judge Not” in the background lyrics: ‘The road of life is rocky, and you may stumble too. So while you point a finger, someone else is judging you’.

4. “Buffalo Soldier”

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“‘Buffalo Soldier’ has the most incredible set of drums in the beat. When I hear it I feel like I’m on an island and I just want to smoke a doobie while grooving out with a slow wine. It has such a mellow vibe and makes me feel good.”

5. “Red Red Wine”

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This song is the perfect anthem for a summer festival at a wine garden. Grab your blankets, brings your besties (and don’t forget your favorite shades) and prepare to be in a wine induced trance for the afternoon.

6. “Turn Your Lights Down Low”

This is one of Bob’s most simple tunes as the lyrics constantly repeat, begging his woman to let him give her some “good lovin’.” I love how sensual and deliberate this song is. It’s such a classic.

7. “No Woman, No Cry”

8. “Jammin”

9. “Wait in Vain”

10. “Natural Mystic”

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