The Only One
In 1983, there was only one rival to Michael Jackson for pop megastardom, and that was ... Lionel Richie? The former Commodores frontman is undeniably a great songwriter, but he was in the right place at the right time with this album that conquered all demographics. Believe it or not, his cheesy mid-tempo hits "All Night Long" and "Running with the Night" rocked nightclubs back in the day. Baby boomers loved "Hello" and the country-ish "Penny Lover"; "Love Will Find a Way" was an adult contemporary staple. The result: Can't Slow Down sold more than 10 million copies.