Stir It Up” is a song composed by Bob Marley in 1967 and first recorded by his group The Wailers that year and issued as a single. The song was subsequently covered by American singer Johnny Nash on his 1972 album I Can See Clearly Now album. The next year, Marley and the Wailers re-recorded the song for their album Catch a Fire.
The Wailers performed the song on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973 during their first trip to the UK.
“Stir It Up” was Marley’s first successful song outside Jamaica. Another song written by Bob Marley, “I Shot The Sheriff“, was made a hit by Eric Clapton on the album 461 Ocean Boulevard, July 1974. Marley’s first “own” international hit, “No Woman No Cry“, was released on the Bob Marley and the Wailers album Live!, December 1975.