My Song (song)

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For the song by Jerry Cantrell, see Boggy Depot.
"My Song"
Single by Johnny Ace
B-side "Follow the Rule"
Released August 1952
Genre Blues
Length 3:02
Label Duke Records 102
Writer(s) David James Mattis
Johnny Ace singles chronology
"My Song"
"Cross My Heart"

"My Song" is the 1952 debut single by Johnny Ace. Backed by The Beale Streeters, "My Song" was the first of three number one's on the R&B chart for Johnny Ace.[1]

Aretha Franklin version[edit]

Aretha Franklin released a version of the song that reached #10 on the U.S. R&B chart and #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Johnny Ace[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. R&B chart 1

Aretha Franklin[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. R&B chart 10
Billboard Hot 100 31


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 22. 
  2. ^ Aretha Franklin, "My Song" Chart Positions Retrieved September 21, 2013
Preceded by
"Ting-A-Ling" by The Clovers
Billboard Best Selling Retail R & B National Best Sellers number-one single
September 27, 1952
Succeeded by
"Juke" by Little Walter and His Night cats