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Stir It Up on Wikipedia
"Stir It Up"
Single by Johnny Nash
from the album I Can See Clearly Now
B-side"Cream Puff"
ReleasedMarch 31, 1972
Format7" single
Writer(s)Bob Marley
Johnny Nash singles chronology
"Stir It Up"
Single by Bob Marley & The Wailers
from the album Catch a Fire
  • Rocksteady
  • reggae
LabelWail'n Soul'm
Writer(s)Bob Marley
Producer(s)Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley & The Wailers singles chronology

"Stir It Up" is a song composed by Bob Marley in 1967 and first recorded by his group The Wailers that year and issued as a single. The song was later covered by American singer Johnny Nash on his 1972 album I Can See Clearly Now album. The next year, Marley and the Wailers then re-recorded the song for their album Catch a Fire.

The Wailers performed the song on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973 during their first trip to the UK.[1]

"Stir It Up" was Marley's first successful song outside Jamaica. Another song written by Bob Marley, "I Shot The Sheriff", was made a hit by Eric Clapton on the album 461 Ocean Boulevard, July 1974. Marley's first "own" international hit, "No Woman No Cry", was released on the Bob Marley and the Wailers album Live!, December 1975.


  • 1 The Black Sorrows' version
    • 1.1 Track listing
    • 1.2 Charts
  • 2 Other cover versions
  • 3 References

The Black Sorrows' version

"Stir It Up"
Single by The Black Sorrows
from the album The Chosen Ones - Greatest Hits
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1993 (1993-09-01)
FormatCD single
GenreBlues rock
Producer(s)Joe Camilleri
The Black Sorrows singles chronology

In September 1993, Australian band The Black Sorrows released a version of the song. It became a hit, peaking at number 20 in New Zealand, the band's highest charting single in that territory. At the ARIA Music Awards of 1994, Joe Camilleri was nominated for Producer of the Year for his work on this song, losing out to Tony Cohen.

Track listing

CD single (Columbia 660 105-2)
  1. "Stir It Up" – 3:34
  2. "Ain't Love the Strangest Thing" (acoustic) – 4:10
  3. "Come On, Come On" (acoustic) – 2:50

Other cover versions

  • In 1991, the song was covered by Dread Zeppelin on their second album 5,000,000.
  • In 1993, the song was covered by Haddaway on his debut album Haddaway.
  • In 1998, Gilberto Gil's live cover appeared on his Grammy Award-winning album Quanta Live[5]


  1. ^ The Old Grey Whistle Test (DVD). Warner Home Video. 2003. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  3. ^ " – The Black Sorrows – Stir It Up". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  4. ^ " – The Black Sorrows – Stir It Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  5. ^ Gordon, Diane (January 1999). "Gilberto Gil - Quanta Live". Jazz Times. 

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