They carried us away in captivity requiring of us a song An early reggae classic, "Rivers of Babylon" was remixed in in typical Jamaican dub fashion. July 12, , Clarendon, Jamaica , Maizie Williams b.
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The Melodians' original version of the song appeared in the soundtrack album of the movie The Harder They Comemaking it internationally known. The Best of Vol. The song was their biggest hit, reaching number 3 in the UK charts.
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Germany Media Control Charts . In March"Painter Man" hit the U. Archived from the original on 1 May When "Rivers of Babylon" had slipped to no. Macedonian band Anastasia recorded a version of this song in Old Slavic language for their album Melourgia in Retrieved 29 March On RPM's Top singles chart, the song stalled at no.
King of the Road. Archived from the original on 21 April The song features prominently in the Kazakh film Tulpan. The lyrics are translated into the Catalan language. The song was the first single from the band's equally successful album Nightflight to Venus. Rastas' Revolutionary Lamentations for Social Change". The lyrics are adapted from the texts of Psalms 19 and in the Hebrew Bible. Their music continues to sell well in Europe, with a compilation hitting the U.
Remix " " Felicidad America Obama-Obama ". The original version specifically refers to Rastafarian belief in Haile Selassieby changing references to "the Lord" in the Biblical text to "Far-I" and "King Alpha". Archived from the original on 14 June Archived from the original on 24 April According to Brent Dowe, the song was initially banned by the Jamaican government because "its overt Rastafarian references 'King Alpha' and 'O Far-I' were considered subversive and potentially inflammatory".
In the song topped the British charts for 5 weeks. Listen on Apple Music.