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UB40

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Biography

A reggae band formed 1978 in Birmingham, UK. The music grasps from roots reggae and dub to lovers rock and pop. It is the second most commercial successful reggae band with +70 million sold albums. Many of their hits have been stylishly covers of early reggae and rocksteady hits from Jamaica. After success in UK, UB40's won USA with Labour of Love (1983), their first album of covers. UB40 was 1986 the first Western band to play behind the Iron Curtain, live in Moscow, Soviet Union. UB40 is known for hits as 'Food For Thought', (1980) 'Red Red Wine' (1983), 'Please Don't Make Me Cry' (1983), 'I Got You Babe' (1985) with frontman Ali Campbell in duet with Chrissie Hynde just like in 'Breakfast in Bed' (1988). Their most successful worldwide single release is their reggae/pop version of 'I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You' (1993).

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Red, red wine, goes to my head,
    Makes me forget that I
    Still need you so
    Red, red wine, it's up to you
    All I can do, I've done
    Red Red Wine  -  939,378 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    The night seems to fade,
    But the moonlight lingers on
    There are wonders for everyone
    The stars shine so bright,
    But they're fading after dawn
    Kingston Town  -  789,854 plays
  3. Red Red Wine - Edit  -  377,241 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    Wise men say - Only fools rush in
    But I can't help falling in love with you
    Wise men say - Only fools rush in
    But I can't help falling in love with you
    Shall I stay - Would it be a sin
    Can't Help Falling In Love  -  369,996 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Wise men say
    Only fools rush in
    But I can't help
    Falling in love with you
    Wise men say
    (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You  -  252,480 plays
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