Bob Marley wrote and recorded the song in 1979.
His son, Ziggy Marley recorded the song with The Chieftains in 2002.
Playing For Change recorded the song with Marley’s son, Stephen and released it this year.
In 1972, Johnny Nash had a #1 US hit with the song.
Klapa Sinj, a Croatian a cappella men’s group & Iva Ajduković, a Croatian r&b/soul singer performed the song.
Jimmy Cliff sang the song for the soundtrack of Cool Runnings.
Harry Belafonte sang the Banana Boat Song on the Muppet Show.
The song was also used on the Beetlejuice soundtrack.