500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Aretha Franklin, 'Do Right Woman — Do Right Man'
Writers: Chips Moman, Dan Penn
Producer: Jerry Wexler
Released: March '67, Atlantic
11 weeks; No. 9
Franklin disappeared after a 1967 session in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, leaving this simmering ballad unfinished. A few weeks later, she resurfaced in New York. The resulting vocal, said producer Wexler, was "perfection."
Appears on: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Rhino)