Aretha Franklin
Franklin Aretha 1967 Respect 45

What you want, baby, I got
What you need
Do you know I got it
All I'm asking is
For a little respect

- cover of the 1965 hit single by Otis Redding -

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967 for two weeks
  • peaked at No. 10 on the UK Singles chart in 1967
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from the album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)
  • ranks #5 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • saxophone: King Curtis
  • the backing vocals were sung by Aretha Franklin's sisters, Carolyn and Erma
  • written by Otis Redding
  • produced by Jerry Wexler
  • recorded February 14, 1967
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