Chart Position: 1

  • #60 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • #77  on Rolling Stone magazines list of 100 greatest pop songs
  • Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell and Al Jackson Jr
  • Guitar: Teenie Hodges
  • Keyboards: Charles Hodges
  • Trumpet: Wayne Jackson
  • Trombone: Jack Hale Sr
  • Backing vocals: Charles Chalmers, Donna and Sandra Rhodes
  • Produced by Willie Mitchell and Al Green
  • Recorded in Memphis TN
  • This is Al Green’s only #1 single
  • Later recorded by Isaac Hayes (1972), Top of the Pops (1972), Shirelles (1972), Billy Paul (1972), Margie Joseph (1973), Della Reese (1973), Mike Dorane (1976),  Al Jarreau (1979), Tina Turner (1984), Pasadenas (1992), Eternal (1993), Roberta Flack (1994), Barbara Lynn (1995), Shirley Bassey (1995), Jerry Vivino (1995), Drew’s Famous (1997), Christ Analogue (1998), Michael Bolton (1999), Jennifer Grimm (2000), Rocky Padilla (2001), Eric Darius (2004), Paris Match (2004), Michelle Williams (2005), Soulbob (2005), Charlie Wood (2005), Tino Tomas (2006), Donny Osmond (2007), Guy Sebastian (2007), Heiko (2008), Ian Moss (2009), Craig David (2010), Moleskins (2011), Lynda Carter (2011), Moon Loungers (2012) and many others

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