Ain't No Way

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"Ain't no Way"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Lady Soul
A-side "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"
Released March 1968
Format 7" single
Genre Soul
Length 4:12
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Carolyn Franklin
Producer(s) Jerry Wexler
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"

"Ain't No Way" is a song written by singer-songwriter Carolyn Franklin and sung by her elder sister Aretha Franklin as the b-side to her 1968 hit, "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone."


Written by Carolyn Franklin, her sister Aretha recorded the song and released it off her acclaimed Lady Soul album. Released as the b-side of her top five hit, "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone", the song peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Hot R&B Singles Chart in 1968. Carolyn and members of The Sweet Inspirations performed backing vocals on the track the Sweet Inspirations' founder Cissy Houston Showcased her operatic like upper range during Franklin's bridges and the ending of the track.


Charts (1968) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues 9


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