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The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2018 - 11:32 am

Sounding Board

The Eternal Radicalism Of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”

Aretha Franklin’s "Respect" is eternal. Anyone born after its release in 1967 might assume the song had existed since the Big Bang; it's the kind…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Sounding Board

Neon Nostalgia: The Pretty In Pink Soundtrack 30 Years Later

You and I both know the story well by now. There's a girl and there's a boy. There are theoretical reasons they shouldn't wind up…
Ryan Leas | February 12, 2016 - 2:12 pm

More Otis Redding stories

Watch A$AP Rocky Cover “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”

A$AP Rocky has been busy since releasing his latest album Testing in May, collaborating with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, YG and Blood Orange.
Julia Gray | September 27, 2018 - 11:52 pm

Monterey Pop Kicked Off 50 Years Ago Today

Before Burning Man and Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Governors Ball, there was Monterey Pop.
Beth Harris/AP | June 16, 2017 - 9:24 am

Watch Jimmy Fallon Induct Justin Timberlake Into The Memphis Music Hall Of Fame

Memphis-born pop legend and record producer Justin Timberlake was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame on Saturday by none other than longtime collaborator…
Grace Birnstengel | October 19, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” (Otis Redding Cover)

During a recent appearance on Mark Riley's BBC Radio 6 show, Unknown Mortal Orchestra applied the mellow syrup of their current album II to Otis…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 13, 2013 - 11:47 am

Kanye West & Jay-Z – “Otis”

We were faked out with "H.A.M.," teased with a Givenchy cover, and now -- finally -- we get to hear the Kanye-produced, Otis Redding-sampling first…
Scott Lapatine | July 20, 2011 - 8:05 pm


Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the "ALL-TIME 100" albums -- unranked and broken down by decade. We're…
Stereogum | November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm