Reggae Covers Rock: Celebrating International Reggae Day

For International Reggae Day, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite pop and rock covers by reggae artists.

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June 29, 2017

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We know you’ve heard of Bob Marley but reggae is so much more than its most famous ambassador. If you’re looking for an introduction to the genre, these reggae covers of familiar rock and pop songs are the perfect way to dip a toe into the island waters. Hear how Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Delroy Wilson and others have reinterpreted these classic tracks to give them that distinctive reggae sound. Hear these songs and other reggae favorites on International Reggae Day (July 1) and every day on SiriusXM The Joint (Ch 42).

Estimated Prophet – Burning Spear

Originally performed by The Grateful Dead

Sugar, Sugar – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Originally performed by The Archies

And I Love Her – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Originally performed by The Beatles

Hey Jude – Delroy Wilson

Originally performed by The Beatles

Subterranean Homesick Blues – Sizzla

Originally performed by Bob Dylan

Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Ed Robinson

Originally performed by Bob Dylan

Guns Of Brixton – Jimmy Cliff

Originally performed by The Clash

The Girl Is Mine – Morgan Heritage

Originally performed by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney