“O-o-h Child” – Five Stairsteps
“O-o-h Child” is a song whose title you probably sing in your head as you read it. Released as a 1970 single by Five Stairsteps, the song peaked at No. 8 on the BillboardHot 100 charts that summer.
Chicago-based Five Stairsteps were considered the “First Family of Soul,” consisting of siblings Alohe, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis, and Keni Burke. Though they had a couple other minor hits on their discography, none matched the success of “O-o-h Child,” which was their only Top 40 hit. The song has retained its popularity throughout the years for its positive, uplifting message.