"Could You Be Loved" is a song by Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was released in 1980 on their last album Uprising and is included on Bob Marley & The Wailers greatest hits album Legend. It was written in 1979 on an aeroplane while The Wailers were experimenting on guitar.
In the middle of the song, background singers quote a verse from Bob Marley's first single "Judge Not": "The road of life is rocky; And you may stumble too. So while you point your fingers, someone else is judging you".
Instruments used on the original record of this song are guitars, bass, drums, acoustic piano, the Hohner clavinet and an organ, as well as the Brazilian cuíca.
Bob Marley – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Aston "Family Man" Barrett – bass, piano, guitar, percussion
Carlton Davis - drums
Tyrone Downie – keyboards
Alvin Patterson – percussion
Junior Marvin – lead guitar
Earl Lindo – keyboards
Al Anderson – lead guitar
Tyrone Downie, I Threes (Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt) Junior Marvin – united-in-song backing vocals