Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’ was one of the last great Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, as underlined by the dozens of cover versions, from Johnny Cash to Rod Stewart.
Crazy is the kind of classic that would be hard for anyone to follow, but on 27 January 1962, Patsy Cline did just that, with She's Got You.
The classic song started a sequence that makes CCR surely one of the unluckiest bands never to score a US No. 1 single.
Now deleted, 'Live At The Palladium' was only released in the UK and Japan and is now something of a collectors' item for fans of Karen and Richard.
Released when Merle was 29, the 'Swinging Doors' album was his second studio release with his band the Strangers.
After 'Runaway' and 'Hats Off To Larry,' the winter of 1961 brought Del a third UK hit with 'So Long Baby.'
After big UK hits with ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ and ‘Baby Love,’ now it was time for some album action.
In late November 1949, Hank hit the chart with 'My Bucket's Got A Hole In It,' a song from well before World War II.
'Moanin' The Blues,' which entered the country chart on 18 November 1950, became Hank's next No. 1 in the last week of the year.
‘Whatever Gets You Thru the Night’ is the tale of two Johns - John Lennon and Elton John.
Their third album 'Sheer Heart Attack' came close to the top of the UK chart and gave them their first US top 20 entry.
'Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy' is listed by some sources as the first country disc to sell a million.
The second US No. 1 album of Jackson's career arrived with the 1989 collaboration with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
In October 1984, the Scottish band went straight to No. 1 on the UK bestsellers with what would be their finest commercial hour, 'Steeltown.'
The Righteous Brothers' 'Unchained Melody' is one of those few songs with the emotional resonance to become No. 1 hits in two different eras.