Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Iron Lion Zion – Bob Marley And The Wailers

Bob Marley and the Wailers took this track into the UK top 10 for three weeks in 1992.

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Twenty years ago this week, Iron lion Zion by Bob Marley and the Wailers reached its highest position of number 5 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 two weeks previously at number 11 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After one week at its peak position, the song dropped to number 7 for a final week in the top 10 and then into the lower top 40 for the last two weeks of its chart life.

Iron lion Zion was released on the Tuff Gong record label and was the seventh of eight top 10 hits for Bob Marley and the Wailers in the UK. The song was recorded in the early 1970s but was not released as a single until it was included on the Songs of freedom box set in 1992. The album peaked at number 10 in the UK album chart and was certified silver.

UK singles chart for the week ending 3 October 1992

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