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The Harder They Come (1972)

Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton, soon finds himself resorting to petty crime in order to pay the bills. He deals marijuana, kills some abusive cops and earns local folk hero status. Meanwhile, his record is topping the charts.

The movie The Harder They Come, released in 1972, features 10 songs from artists like Toots & The Maytals, The Melodians, Jimmy Cliff and The Slickers. What is your favorite song from The Harder They Come?


Songs from The Harder They Come

Pressure Drop
Toots & The Maytals
Rivers Of Babylon
The Melodians
You Can Get It If You Really Want
Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come
Jimmy Cliff
Johnny Too Bad
The Slickers
Draw Your Brakes
Scotty aka David Scott
Many Rivers To Cross
Jimmy Cliff
Shanty Town
Desmond Dekker
Sweet and Dandy
Toots & The Maytals
Sitting Here In Limbo
Jimmy Cliff

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