Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin song)

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"Rock Steady"
Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin Side-A US vinyl.png
One of Side-A labels of US vinyl single
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Young, Gifted and Black
A-side"Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)"
ReleasedOctober 11, 1971
(Atlantic #2838)
Recordedunedited, undubbed master (#21312) w/o horns at Criteria in Miami on February 15, 1971 [1]
Genre
Length3:15
LabelAtlantic
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)

"Rock Steady" is a song written and performed by Aretha Franklin and released in 1971, from the album Young, Gifted and Black.[2] 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 original A-side, a rendition of the song "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

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External links[edit]

  • Jisi, Chris. "Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady"". Bass Player. New Bay Media. Archived from the original on 2010-08-09. – session details

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