Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin song)

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"Rock Steady"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Young, Gifted and Black
B-side "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)"
Released February 15, 1971
(Criteria - Master #21312)
October 11, 1971
(Atlantic #2838) [1]
Format 7"
Recorded unedited,
undubbed master w/o horns
at Criteria in Miami
different edit / mix
at Atlantic in Manhattan [2]
Genre
Length 3:15
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Aretha Franklin
Producer(s) Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Spanish Harlem"
(1971)
"Rock Steady"
(1971)
"Day Dreaming"
(1972)

"Spanish Harlem"
(1971)
"Rock Steady"
(1971)
"Day Dreaming"
(1972)

"Rock Steady" is a song written and performed by Aretha Franklin and released in 1971, from the album Young, Gifted and Black.[3] The single reached the #9 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts that same year. It also peaked at #2 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart. The B-side, "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)" peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart.

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Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 2

Cover versions[edit]

It should also be noted that the rap duo EPMD sampled the beat and Franklin's lyrics (more pronounced on the remix) for their 1989 single "I'm Housin" from their debut lp "Strictly Business."

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