10 Best Covers of Percy Sledge's 'When a Man Loves a Woman'

Hear Bette Midler, Frank Ocean and a pre-teen Ryan Gosling rework the Southern soul classic

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Barbara Mandrell (1991)

Mandrell's torchy rendition of "When a Man Loves a Woman" is cut from (a slightly twangier version of) the same cloth as Michael Bolton's – Bolton actually co-wrote another song on The Key's in the Mailbox, the album for which she recorded it. But Mandrell had been an aficionado of deep Southern soul from the get-go: Her first big single was a 1969 cover of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)," which she swiftly followed with a cover of Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman – Do Right Man."

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