Thursday, May 19, 2016

Song of the Day: 'Call Me' by Aretha Franklin

Not only does she have that voice, she can write, too -- like this gem from 1970's "This Girl's in Love With You." Blondie and the Style Council would later write songs with the same title, both of which are classics.


Anonymous said...

I remember years ago Casey Kasem saying that "Call Me" was the most common Billboard Top 40 song title with six different songs. I think it was when Skyy's "Call Me" was making it's climb back in the early '80's. I don't know if it still holds the Top 40 record, but I did find that it's in a 5-way tie for sixth place for the Billboard Hot 100 with 10 versions. All by itself at number one is "Hold On" with 16 versions. Yes, I'm a chart geek.

BW said...

The Petula Clark one is also great.

Unknown said...

Not to mention:
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
Rock Steady
Spirit in the Dark -- and more

But Aretha could have been a star just playing Jazz Piano listen to her on that track

Bob K

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