So Damn Happy (Aretha Franklin album)

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So Damn Happy
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released September, 2003
Recorded 2002-03
Genre R&B, Soul, hip hop
Label Arista
Producer Antonio "LA" Reid
Aretha Franklin chronology
A Rose Is Still a Rose
(1998)
So Damn Happy
(2003)
Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen
(2007)

So Damn Happy is a 2003 studio album by Aretha Franklin for Arista Records. Her first studio album since her Gold-certified A Rose Is Still a Rose in 1998, it included the Grammy-winning track, "Wonderful".

The album peaked at #33 on Billboard's album chart and #11 on the R&B Albums chart. As of 2012, the album had sold 304,000 copies in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[1]

Shortly after its release, Franklin left Arista after a stay of 23 years. She later announced plans to start her own Detroit-based record label, Aretha Records.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link
MSN Music 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Only Thing Missin'" (Gordon Chambers, Troy Taylor, Rick Williams, Mylia "Sunny" Davis) - 3:07
  2. "Wonderful" (Aleese Simmons, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence) - 4:04
  3. "Holdin' On" (ft. Mary J. Blige) (Earl Klugh, Mary J. Blige, Bruce Miller, Taylor) - 4:37
  4. "No Matter What" (ft. Mary J. Blige) (Blige, Miller, Taylor) - 4:33
  5. "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" (James "Big Jim" Wright, Terry Lewis, James Harris) - 4:35
  6. "So Damn Happy" (Aretha Franklin) - 4:29
  7. "You Are My Joy" (Franklin) - 2:34
  8. "Falling Out of Love" (Burt Bacharach, Jerry Leiber, Jed Leiber) - 4:31
  9. "Ain't No Way" (Chambers, Barry J. Eastmond) - 4:37
  10. "Good News" (Norman West) - 4:55
  11. "You Are My Joy (Reprise)" (Franklin) - 2:33

Full Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ask Billboard: She Loves Me! She Really Loves Me!". Billboard. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2012-03-16.