Crowning Music of Awesome: Quite a bit. "Everyday People," "I Want To Take You Higher," "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)", "Family Affair." Most of Stand! and There's A Riot Goin' On counts as this.
Sampled Up: How many people recognized "Trip to Your Heart" in LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out?"
Seinfeld Is Unfunny: There simply had never been an interracial/mixed-gender group that had been able to cross over the way they did before them.
Vindicated by History: There's A Riot Goin' On received mixed reviews at the time, now it's viewed as their best work and one of the greatest album of all time.