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)