The Commodores – Easy (1977)

This song, one of my favorites, by The Commodores reached Number 4, on the charts in the US, and reached Number 9 in the UK in 1977. It was issued on Motown, and was written by the Commodores lead singer, Lionel Richie. This is probably my favorite slow song, of all time.

Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking

This song, Uptown Top Ranking, by Althea & Donna, a Jamaican reggae vocal duo, reached number 1, in the UK in 1978. Notably, it was originally played by the late, influential, BBC Radio One DJ, John Peel, before being picked up by the more mainstream daytime Radio One DJ’s.

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