Otis Redding

Otis Redding hit songs and albums
Otis Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia on September 9, 1941 and was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Redding started his music career singing in gospel choirs around the Georgian state of Macon, and by the age of ten he’d begun having drumming and singing lessons. Redding soon started playing with local bands and came to the attention of Atlantic Records, who signed Otis and sent him to record at the legendary Stax studios in Memphis, recording, among others, his breakout song These Arms of Mine. Redding made his Official UK Singles Chart debut in 1965 with My Girl, and built up a string of hits with the likes of Tramp, Try A Little Tenderness, Hard to Handle and his biggest song (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay. Otis Redding died when on tour in December 1967, he and his band flew to their next concert in Wisconsin amid terrible weather despite warnings from the likes of James Brown, and the plane along with his body was discovered the next day in Lake Monona on December 10, 1967. Otis Redding’s Dock of the Bay became the first posthumous chart-topper in the U.S. chart history and the album of the same time became the first ever posthumous Official UK Album Chart Number 1 in 1968.
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
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    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
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    Weeks in Top 10
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    Weeks in Top 40
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    Weeks in Top 75
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
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    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
  • 37
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 211
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 234
    Weeks in Top 75

Latest news about Otis Redding

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
01.12.
1965
MY GIRL
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC AT4050
11 16 00
13.04.
1966
SATISFACTION
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC AT4080
33 04 00
20.07.
1966
MY LOVER'S PRAYER
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC 584019
37 06 00
31.08.
1966
I CAN'T TURN YOU LOOSE
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC 584030
29 08 00
30.11.
1966
FA-FA-FA-FA-FA (SAD SONG)
ATLANTIC 584049
23 09 00
01.02.
1967
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
ATLANTIC 584070
46 04 00
29.03.
1967
DAY TRIPPER
OTIS REDDING
STAX 601005
43 06 00
10.05.
1967
LET ME COME ON HOME
OTIS REDDING
STAX 601007
48 01 00
21.06.
1967
SHAKE
OTIS REDDING
STAX 601011
28 10 00
25.07.
1967
TRAMP
OTIS REDDING AND CARLA THOMAS
STAX 601012
18 11 00
17.10.
1967
KNOCK ON WOOD
OTIS REDDING AND CARLA THOMAS
STAX 601021
35 05 00
20.02.
1968
MY GIRL {1968}
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC 584092
36 09 00
27.02.
1968
(SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY
STAX 601031
03 15 00
04.06.
1968
THE HAPPY SONG (DUM-DUM)
STAX 601040
24 05 00
06.08.
1968
HARD TO HANDLE
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC 584199
15 12 00
15.07.
1969
LOVE MAN
OTIS REDDING
ATCO 226001
43 03 00
06.08.
2011
OTIS
JAY-Z/KANYE WEST/OTIS REDDING
ROC-A-FELLA USUM71111634
28 14 00
21.04.
2012
(SITTIN' ON THE) DOCK OF THE BAY
ATLANTIC X53000103261
60 01 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
19.02.
1966
OTIS BLUE
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC ATL5041
06 75 00
23.04.
1966
SOUL BALLADS
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC ATL5029
30 01 00
23.07.
1966
SOUL ALBUM
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC 587011
22 09 00
21.01.
1967
OTIS REDDING'S DICTIONARY OF SOUL
ATLANTIC 588050
23 16 00
29.04.
1967
PAIN IN MY HEART
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC 587042
28 09 00
01.07.
1967
KING AND QUEEN
OTIS REDDING & CARLA THOMAS
ATLANTIC 589007
18 17 00
10.02.
1968
HISTORY OF OTIS REDDING
VOLT S418
02 43 00
Buy
30.03.
1968
OTIS REDDING LIVE IN EUROPE
STAX 589016
14 16 00
01.06.
1968
DOCK OF THE BAY
OTIS REDDING
STAX 231001
01 15 01
12.10.
1968
IMMORTAL OTIS REDDING
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC 588113
19 08 00
11.09.
1993
THE DOCK OF THE BAY
OTIS REDDING
ATLANTIC 9548317092
44 27 00
11.11.
2000
THE VERY BEST OF
OTIS REDDING
ATCO 9548380872
26 08 00