5. 'Sir Duke'
"Sir Duke" is Stevie Wonder's loving tribute to Duke Ellington, but even people who had never heard of the jazz legend were blasting this song out of their cars in 1977. The song was everywhere, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and even reaching Number Two in England. Though clearly focused on the legacy of Ellington, Wonder broadened it out a bit to honor Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller. Some may argue that Miller isn't quite up to the level of the others, but who is gonna argue with Stevie Wonder when it comes to music?