otisdockofthebay#5 – Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” – (1968)

Here’s one of the greatest soul recordings of all time. Unlike a lot of R&B records in the 1960s, Redding actually co-wrote his biggest hit. Unfortunately, he died in a plane crash before it could be released (of the two recordings he did of this song, one occurred just days before he died). It was the first posthumous #1 hit on the American charts.