The mega-hit tops the chart ahead of two other singles from the same year of 1981.
“I know and believe in the power of music to bring people together for the betterment of mankind," producer Quincy Jones later said of the all-star charity single.
The Commodores moved things up a notch, in commercial terms, as their self-titled fifth album made its chart debut on 2 April 1977.
The soul icon is due to perform what is billed as a “Celebration of Life, Love and Music” spanning his entire career.
Tickets for singer’s upcoming Hello Tour to be bundled with copies of the his new live album.
Everyone was saying 'Hello' to Commodore Lionel in 1983.
Faced with following the phenomenon that was ‘Views’, Drake released ‘More Life’, a playlist that broke streaming records – and not for the first time.
The lyrics of 'Nightshift' united Gaye with another soul giant, Jackie Wilson, who had died just three months earlier in 1984.
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'Coward Of The County' became a rare UK country No. 1 on 16 February 1980.
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On 8 February 1975, the group proved that there was life after Norman Whitfield, climbed to No. 1 with ‘Happy People,’ co-written by Commodore Richie.
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The 20-track retrospective honours a figurehead of country and pop.
Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.