Bob Marley & the Wailers

Could You Be Loved

Song Review by

Written in the last year of his life and appearing on the rather disappointing Uprising, “Could You Be Loved” is certainly one of the outstanding tracks on that record, but as a love song it pales in comparison which such works as ”Waiting In Vain” and ”One Love/People Get Ready”. Lyrically, the song does not include anything particularly revelatory, but it does it’s job without getting in the way of the melody. Musically, the song is laid-back and charming, yet you do get the impression that Marley was going through the motions somewhat. He sounds tired throughout the song, and distinctly uninspired. Nevertheless, the song was one of the artist’s chart hits, and was especially popular in the UK.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Uprising 1980 Tuff Gong 3:56
No Image 1983
Various Artists
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers 1984 Island / Tuff Gong 3:55
One Love: The Very Best Of 2001 Universal International 3:55
Gold 2005 Island 3:57
Africa Unite: The Singles Collection 2005 Universal 3:56
B Is for Bob 2009 Island / Tuff Gong 3:58
Rarities Edition: Legend 2010 Island / Tuff Gong 5:26
Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh 2011 Island / Tuff Gong 7:40
Marley [The Original Soundtrack] 2012 Island Def Jam Music Group 3:55
Legend Remixed 2013 Island / Tuff Gong 4:04