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"Jamming" is a song by the reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailers from their 1977 album Exodus. The song also appears on the compilation album Legend. The song was re-released 10 years later as a tribute to Bob Marley and was again a hit, as in the Netherlands, where it was classified in the charts for 4 weeks. In Jamaican patois the word jamming refers to a getting together or celebration. It is still receiving moderate airplay from adult alternative stations.
Bob Marley's wife Rita Marley has performed the song during the tribute concert "Marley Magic: Live In Central Park At Summerstage". Marley's children Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers have performed the song during their concerts. Their live version of the song appears on the concert CD/DVDs Live Vol. 1 and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers Live. Notably, the song contains the line, "No bullet can stop us now". On December 3, 1976, Marley was shot by unknown gunmen who had broken into his home, but recovered shortly afterward.
In popular culture
- The song was sung at the end of The Simpsons episode "The Canine Mutiny" sung by Chief Wiggum.
- The song can be heard in the film How High.
- The song is played in the movie Captain Ron, along with many other Bob Marley songs.
- The song can be heard in the Friends episode "The One Where Rachel Smokes".
- The song is sung during the honeymoon of Along Came Polly.
- The song was heard in an episode of The Middle ("Roadkill")
- The song was adapted for a Vodafone commercial called Roaming instead of Jamming, promoting the operator's roaming service.
- The song was spoofed as "Diggin'" on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy centered on archaeology.
- The song is heard in the starting scene of the German TV movie Jenseits der Mauer (2009) as if it was coming from a car radio, even though the scene is set in 1974.
- The song is played live in a nightclub in the Miami Vice episode entitled Cool Runnin' (1984).
- Sometimes used by ABC during coverage of NBA games.
- The song was featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Budweiser starring the Budweiser Frogs. After the frogs ride into a bar on the back of an alligator and croak their names ("Bud, Weis, Er") to the startled patrons, they leave with a crate of Budweiser beer while the song plays.