Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin song)

"Rock Steady" is a song written and performed by Aretha Franklin and released in 1971, from the album Young, Gifted and Black.[3] The single reached the #9 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts that same year. It also peaked at #2 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart. The original A-side, a rendition of the song "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)", peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart.

"Rock Steady"
Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin Side-A US vinyl.png
One of Side-A labels of US vinyl single
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Young, Gifted and Black
A-side"Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)"
ReleasedFebruary 15, 1971
(Criteria - Master #21312)
October 11, 1971
(Atlantic #2838) [1]
Recordedunedited,
undubbed master w/o horns
at Criteria in Miami
different edit / mix
at Atlantic in Manhattan [2]
Genre
Length3:15
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Aretha Franklin
Producer(s)Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Spanish Harlem"
(1971)
"Rock Steady"
(1971)
"Day Dreaming"
(1972)

PersonnelEdit

Chart positionsEdit

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 2

Cover versionsEdit

Usage in mediaEdit

This song was used in the 2017 American comedy-drama film The Upside.

External linksEdit

  • Jisi, Chris. "Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady"". Bass Player. New Bay Media. Archived from the original on 2010-08-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) – session details
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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