Chart Position: 6

  • #246 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Gary Jackson and Carl William Smith
  • Originally recorded by Dells (1967)
  • Produced by Carl Davis
  • Recorded in Chicago IL
  • Originally offered to Kim Weston, who turned down the song
  • A lawsuit was filed over who actually wrote this song
  • Also recorded by Rita Coolidge (1977), Otis Redding (1969), Gene Pitney (1972), Geoff Muldaur (1975), Bette Midler (1973), Dolly Parton (1977), Barbara Mandrell (1977), Bobby Darin (1987), Beau Williams (1991), Big Daddy (1991), Mint Juleps (1994), Steve Brookstein (2005), Butch Wax & Hollywoods (2005), Eddie Money (2007), Michael McDonald (2008) and Rod Stewart (2009)

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