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.

Otis Redding – Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (1968)

This song, one of my favorites, by Otis Redding topped the charts in the US, and reached Number 3 in the UK in 1968. He finished recording this song a few days before he was tragically killed in an aircraft crash, in December 1967.

 

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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