The Artist: Otis Redding
The Album: 1968's The Dock of the Bay
Dead-On or Dead Wrong? Dead-On! Interesting thing about Redding's posthumous album? It featured the biggest hit of his career, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," which was recorded just a few days before he died in a plane crash in December 1967. As a result, Redding became the first artist ever to have a single reach No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart posthumously.