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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 her so.
    Red, red wine
    It's up to you
    Red Red Wine  -  870,899 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  -  698,428 plays
  3.  
    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
    Can't Help Falling In Love  -  348,015 plays
  4. Red Red Wine - Edit  -  241,983 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Cherry oh, cherry oh, baby
    Cho cherry oh, cherry oh, baby
    Don't you know I'm in love with you?
    If you don't believe it's true
    What else is there for me to do?
    Cherry Oh Baby  -  199,118 plays
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