UB40 About

UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. UB40 have sold over 70 million records. The ethnic make-up of the band’s original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Irish, Jamaican, Scottish and Yemeni parentage.

Their hit singles include their debut “Food for Thought”, “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band’s version of “I Got You Babe”. Their two most successful albums, Labour of Love (1983) and Promises and Lies (1993), reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.

On January 24, 2008, it was announced that Ali Campbell would be leaving the group after 30 years. It was reported by some Birmingham newspapers on 13 March 2008, that Maxi Priest would be the new lead singer of UB40 and had recorded a cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” with the band.

UB40 Albums

A Real Labour of Love A Real Labour of Love UB40 Released March 2, 2018 3 109
TwentyFourSeven TwentyFourSeven UB40 Released 2008 10 85
Who You Fighting For? Who You Fighting For? UB40 Released July 18, 2005 6 308
Homegrown Homegrown UB40 Released November 3, 2003 3 90
Cover Up Cover Up UB40 Released 2001 3 94
Labour of Love III Labour of Love III UB40 Released November 17, 1998 4 75
Guns in the Ghetto Guns in the Ghetto UB40 Released 1997 5 121
UB40 UB40 UB40 Released 1988 2 94
Labour of Love Labour of Love UB40 Released 1983 2 86
Present Arms Present Arms UB40 Released 1981 2 90
Signing Off Signing Off UB40 Released August 29, 1980 4 102

UB40 Lyricsby Popularity

1 Rat in Mi Kitchen (Ft. Herb Alpert) UB40 102 2 Kiss and Say Goodbye UB40 96 3 Signing Off UB40 94 4 Plenty More UB40 93 5 Good Situation UB40 91 6 I Shot the Sheriff (Ft. DJ Beniton, Marvin Priest & Maxi Priest) UB40 91 7 You're Gonna Need Me UB40 90 8 Version Girl UB40 89 9 Reefer Madness UB40 89 10 Dance with the Devil (Reprise) UB40 89 11 One Woman Man UB40 88 12 I’ll Be on My Way UB40 88 13 Where Did I Go Wrong UB40 88 14 In the Rain UB40 86 15 Boom Shaka Lacka UB40 86 16 25% UB40 85 17 So Destructive UB40 84 18 Cream Puff UB40 84 19 It’s All in the Game (Ft. Duncan Campbell) UB40 84 20 Good Ambition UB40 82 21 Sweet Sensation UB40 82 22 End of War UB40 82 23 Securing the Peace UB40 82 24 After Tonight UB40 82 25 Everything Is Better Now UB40 81 26 True, True, True UB40 81 27 Swing Low (Ft. United Colours of Sound) UB40 80 28 This Is How It Is UB40 80 29 I'll Be Back UB40 80 30 Wild Cat UB40 79 31 Friendly Fire UB40 79 32 Watchdogs UB40 79 33 Don't Blame Me UB40 79 34 Man Next Door UB40 79 35 Middle of the Night UB40 79 36 Easy Snappin’ UB40 78 37 Lost and Found UB40 78 38 Look at Me UB40 77 39 Write Off the Debt UB40 77 40 Tell It Like It Is UB40 77 41 Bring It On Home to Me UB40 77 42 Tracks of My Tears UB40 77 43 Tell Me Is It True UB40 76 44 Burden of Shame UB40 76 45 Slow Down UB40 76 46 Oracabessa Moonshine UB40 75 47 She Loves Me Now UB40 75 48 Sardonicus UB40 74 49 Blood and Fire UB40 72 50 I Love It When You Smile UB40 72 51 Dance Until the Morning Light (Ft. DJ Rapper Truth & Maxi Priest) UB40 72 52 Sparkle of My Eyes UB40 71 53 Crying Over You UB40 70 54 I Really Can't Say UB40 68 55 Never Let You Go UB40 67 56 Ebony Eyes UB40 67