It's no secret that Bob Marley is an absolute legend with some serious hits. And because he's such an icon, several of our favorite artists have followed suit and paid tribute to the King of Reggae. Here are our 10 favorites.
1. "Redemption Song" - Beyoncé and Eddie Vedder
Actual Goddess Beyoncé and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder teamed up for this beautiful rendition of "Redemption Song" at Global Citizens Festival, a charity festival curated by Coldplay's own Chris Martin, in 2015.
2. "Turn Your Lights Down Low" - Christopher Martin
Christopher Martin (not to be confused with the aforementioned Coldplay vocalist) is a Jamaican reggae artist who rose to fame after winning Digicel Rising Stars
, the Jamaican version of American Idol,
back in 2005. Earlier this month, he recorded a stripped down version of "Turn Your Lights Down Low" for BBC Radio 1 that shows off his unbelievable voice.
3. "Is This Love" - Corinne Bailey Rae
British singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae released a cover of "Is This Love" off of Marley's 1978 album, Kaya
. Corrine's cover won the Grammy Award for Best R&B performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012.
4. "Could You Be Loved" - Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, Damian and Ziggy Marley
To pay tribute to the man who so heavily influenced all of their music, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and Sting collaborated on an amazing version of "Could You Be Loved" at the Grammys in 2013 with the help of two of Bob's sons, Ziggy and Damian Marley. (Begins at 3:58.)
5. "Waiting in Vain" - Jay Sean
English popstar Jay Sean included an acoustic cover of Marley's 1977 single, "Waiting in Vain" on his The Mistress II
mixtape that showcases the the silky-smooth voice that brought him his fame.
6. "One Love / People Get Ready" - The Marley Brothers
Three of Bob's sons, Damian, Stephen, and Julian, honored their dad by performing his hit single "One Love / People Get Ready" at England's Glastonbury Festival in 2007. Listen for Stephen's voice, he sounds almost identical to his father.
7. "Kaya" - Ziggy and the Marley Brothers
Ziggy Marley joined his brothers at the 2004 Roots Rock Reggae Festival for a performance of their father's song, "Kaya" that definitely made Bob proud.
8. "Guiltiness" - Chronixx
Twenty-four year old reggae artist Chronixx has been performing for nearly two decades (so basically his entire life) and it shows in his version of "Guiltiness," a deepcut from Marley's 1977 album, Exodus
9. "High Tide or Low Tide" - Jack Johnson and Ben Harper
The mastermind behind "Banana Pancakes" and the fantastic Curious George
soundtrack collaborated with three time Grammy Award winner Ben Harper on this cover of one of Bob's lesser known songs, "High Tide or Low Tide." The result is a perfect combination of Johnson's soothing voice and Harper's signature Weissenborn (lap guitar, like in that movie August Rush
10. "Guava Jelly" - Barbra Streisand
Hollywood icon Barbra Streisand included one of The Wailers early songs, "Guava Jelly" on her cover album, Butterfly
. Probably the most unexpected take of Bob Marley on this list, the Broadway superstar absolutely kills this cover in a way only Babs can.