I'm in Love (Bobby Womack song)

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"I'm in Love"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Let Me in Your Life
B-side "Oh Baby"
Released 1974
Genre Soul
Length 2:48
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Bobby Womack
Producer(s) Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
(1973)
"I'm in Love"
(1974)
"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
(1974)

"I'm in Love" is a song written by Bobby Womack in the 1960s in response to some of the criticism he had been receiving after marrying the widow of the recently deceased Sam Cooke. The song was given to Wilson Pickett and his version became a top-ten R&B hit on Billboard's chart in 1968, peaking at number four as well as peaking at number forty-five on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] However, the version to achieve the most success came in 1974, when Aretha Franklin released it as a single. Her version topped Billboard's R&B chart for two weeks and also peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] Wilson Pickett's version is most recently used as the back-track for Nature of the Beast's "When it's Good". Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers covered the song in concert in the early 1980s, and a version is featured on their set The Live Anthology. Womack himself recorded his version of the song in 1968 shortly after Pickett's version was released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 461. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215. 
Preceded by
"Dancing Machine" by The Jackson 5
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single (Aretha Franklin version)
May 18–25, 1974
Succeeded by
"Be Thankful for What You Got" by William DeVaughn