Pop-rock-reggae at its most enjoyable, "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" is Jimmy Cliff at his crossover best. The song wonderfully epitomizes the era, a time when there was such hope for the future, but also a recognition of the serious problems facing the world; this was the height of the Vietnam War, of course. The melody is pure pop, as infectious as Ebola, but without the pain. The rhythm is reggae-fied, with the arrangement adding a soft rock twist, while Cliff belts out the lyrics. It's no wonder then that this song soared all the way to number six in the British charts, and pushed into the Top 25 in the U.S. A jam-filled singalong version features on the In Concert: The Best of Jimmy Cliff album.