1973 original recording by Bob Marley and the Wailers ‘I Shot the Sheriff’,was certified silver for sales of more than 200,000 units in the United Kingdom. Burnin’, the 1973 album by the iconic reggae band. The album reached number 151 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and number 41 on the US Black Albums chart in 1975.
The Marley version of ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ didn’t chart in the United Kingdom when it came out in 1973. However, a re-release in 2005 saw the single scaling the United Kingdom’s Top 100 at number 67.
‘I Shot the Sheriff’ was released digitally in November 2005.
In 2003, Clapton’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.