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 62
TwentyFourSeven TwentyFourSeven UB40 Released 2008 10 42
Who You Fighting For? Who You Fighting For? UB40 Released July 18, 2005 6 173
Homegrown Homegrown UB40 Released November 3, 2003 3 42
Cover Up Cover Up UB40 Released 2001 3 47
Labour of Love III Labour of Love III UB40 Released November 17, 1998 4 41
UB40 UB40 UB40 Released 1988 2 46
Labour of Love Labour of Love UB40 Released 1983 2 46
Present Arms Present Arms UB40 Released 1981 2 43
Signing Off Signing Off UB40 Released August 29, 1980 4 53

UB40 Lyricsby Popularity

1 Rat in Mi Kitchen (Ft. Herb Alpert) UB40 57 2 Signing Off UB40 57 3 Dance with the Devil (Reprise) UB40 53 4 It’s All in the Game (Ft. Duncan Campbell) UB40 53 5 Kiss and Say Goodbye UB40 51 6 Where Did I Go Wrong UB40 50 7 Reefer Madness UB40 50 8 I Shot the Sheriff (Ft. DJ Beniton, Marvin Priest & Maxi Priest) UB40 50 9 25% UB40 49 10 Swing Low (Ft. United Colours of Sound) UB40 48 11 Good Situation UB40 47 12 In the Rain UB40 46 13 Easy Snappin’ UB40 46 14 You're Gonna Need Me UB40 46 15 Securing the Peace UB40 46 16 End of War UB40 45 17 One Woman Man UB40 44 18 Write Off the Debt UB40 44 19 Good Ambition UB40 44 20 Plenty More UB40 44 21 Cream Puff UB40 44 22 So Destructive UB40 43 23 Wild Cat UB40 43 24 Tell Me Is It True UB40 43 25 Version Girl UB40 43 26 She Loves Me Now UB40 43 27 Sweet Sensation UB40 42 28 This Is How It Is UB40 42 29 After Tonight UB40 42 30 I’ll Be on My Way UB40 41 31 Everything Is Better Now UB40 41 32 Look at Me UB40 41 33 Friendly Fire UB40 41 34 Tell It Like It Is UB40 41 35 Watchdogs UB40 41 36 Sardonicus UB40 41 37 Boom Shaka Lacka UB40 41 38 Slow Down UB40 41 39 I'll Be Back UB40 41 40 Don't Blame Me UB40 40 41 Man Next Door UB40 40 42 Blood and Fire UB40 39 43 Oracabessa Moonshine UB40 39 44 Middle of the Night UB40 39 45 Sparkle of My Eyes UB40 38 46 Tracks of My Tears UB40 38 47 True, True, True UB40 37 48 Never Let You Go UB40 36 49 Crying Over You UB40 36 50 Burden of Shame UB40 36 51 Ebony Eyes UB40 36 52 Bring It On Home to Me UB40 36 53 Lost and Found UB40 36 54 I Love It When You Smile UB40 35 55 I Really Can't Say UB40 35 56 Dance Until the Morning Light (Ft. DJ Rapper Truth & Maxi Priest) UB40 35