Chart Position: 10

  • #240 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins
  • Guitar: Reggie Young, Tommy Cogbill
  • Keyboards: Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood
  • Backing vocals: Sweet Inspirations
  • Produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, Jeff Barry and Tom Dowd
  • Recorded in Memphis TN and New York City NY
  • This song was originally offered to Aretha Franklin, but being a preacher’s daughter she thought it too disrespectful and declined
  • Later recorded by Peggy Little (1969), Nancy Sinatra (1969), Ike and Tina Turner (1969), Carnival (1969), Chet Atkins (1969), Bobbie Gentry (1969), Jan Howard (1969), Mongo Santamaria (1969), Now Generation (1969), Gaylettes (1969), Erma Franklin (1969), Honey Cone (1970), Skeeter Davis (1969), Nancy Wilson (1969), Kiza Minnelli (1972), Aretha Franklin (1970), Soulmates (1973), Young Generation (1974), Tanya Tucker (1975), Tonia (1981), Bobbi Lace (1989), Joan Osborne Band (1991), Natalie Merchant (1995), Soul S.K. (1997), Barbara Dex (1998), BB Band (1999), Beki Bondage (2000), Hank Marvin (2000), Copycats (2000), Dina Carroll (2001), Sherrie Austin (2004), Amy Chappell (2003), Linda Eder (2002), Dumpweed (2004), Over the Rhine (2006), Sarah Connor (2007), Men in Drag (2009), Praline & Fast Food (2010), Katy Sagal & Forest Rangers (2011) and many others

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