500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Aretha Franklin, 'I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)'
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189. Aretha Franklin, 'I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)'

Writer: Ronny Shannon
Producer: Jerry Wexler
Released: March '67, Atlantic
11 weeks; No. 9

Franklin went to Fame Studios to cut her soul-stirring take on Shannon's you done-me-wrong lament with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section - "Alabama white boys who took a left turn at the blues," as Wexler described them.

Appears on: I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You) (Rhino)

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