One Love – People Get Ready – Bob Marley And The Wailers

Bob Marley and the Wailers took this medley into the UK top 10 for four weeks in 1984.

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This week in 1984, One love – People get ready by Bob Marley and the Wailers reached its highest position of number 5 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 35 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later. After one week at its peak position, the single fell to number 6 for a final week in the top 10. A further three weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

One love – People get ready was released on the Island record label and was the sixth of eight UK top 10 hits for Bob Marley. It was taken from the gold-selling album Exodus, which peaked at number 8 in the UK album chart in 1977.

The original version of People get ready was written by Curtis Mayfield and was recorded by the Impressions in 1965. The single did not enter the UK chart.

More music from Bob Marley and the Wailers


UK singles chart for the week ending 19 May 1984

  1. The reflexDuran Duran

  2. AutomaticPointer Sisters

  3. Against all odds (take a look at me now)Phil Collins

  4. I want to break freeQueen

  5. One love – People get readyBob Marley and the Wailers

  6. FootlooseKenny Loggins

  7. LocomotionOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

  8. Let’s hear it for the boyDeniece Williams

  9. Don’t tell meBlancmange

  10. When you’re young and in loveFlying Pickets

  11. Love gamesBelle and the Devotions

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