Spirit in the Dark (song)

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"Spirit in the Dark"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Spirit in the Dark
B-side "The Thrill Is Gone"
Released August 1970
Genre Soul
Length 3:59
Label Atlantic Records 2731
Writer(s) Aretha Franklin
Producer(s) Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Call Me"
"Spirit in the Dark"
"Don't Play That Song (You Lied)"

"Spirit in the Dark" is a song written by and performed by Aretha Franklin. Franklin's recording features The Dixie Flyers. The song reached #3 on the U.S. R&B chart and #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970.[1] The song appeared on her 1970 album, Spirit in the Dark.[2] The song was produced by Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, and Tom Dowd.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Aretha Franklin[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. R&B chart 3
Billboard Hot 100 23


  1. ^ Aretha Franklin, "Spirit in the Dark" Chart Positions Retrieved September 21, 2013
  2. ^ Aretha Franklin, Spirit in the Dark Retrieved September 21, 2013
  3. ^ Aretha Franklin, "Spirit in the Dark" Retrieved September 21, 2013