"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. The song was released on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.
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"Lean on Me" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bill Withers. It was released in April 1972 as the first single from his second album, Still Bill. It was his first and only number one single on both the soul singles and the Billboard Hot 100.Billboard ranked it as the No. 7 song of 1972. It is ranked number 205 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
"Crying" is a ballad written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson that was a hit for Orbison. Don McLean recorded by far the most successful cover of the song, taking it to No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1981. His version of "Crying" also reached No. 2 adult contemporary and No. 6 Country. It was yet more successful in the UK, where it reached No. 1, spending three weeks atop the UK Singles Chart.
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"Let's Get It On" is a song and hit single by sould musician Marvin Gaye, released June 15, 1973, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. it reached #1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart on September 8, 1973. The single remained at #1 for two weeks, while also remaining at the top of the Billboard Soul Singles chart for eight weeks
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