The House That Jack Built (song)

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"The House That Jack Built"
Single by Aretha Franklin
B-side "I Say a Little Prayer"
Released August 1968
Genre Soul
Length 2:18
Label Atlantic Records 2546
Songwriter(s) Bobby Lance, Fran Robbins
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Think"
(1968)
"The House That Jack Built"
(1968)
"See Saw"
(1968)
"Think"
(1968)
"The House That Jack Built"
(1968)
"See Saw"
(1968)

"The House That Jack Built" is a song written by Bobby Lance and Fran Robbins and performed by Aretha Franklin. The song reached #2 on the U.S. R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.[1]

The song's B-side, "I Say a Little Prayer", reached #3 on the U.S. R&B chart, #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #4 in the U.K. in 1968.[2]

"The House that Jack Built" was originally recorded by Thelma Jones and released on the Barry label earlier in 1968. That version did not make the U.S. charts.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Aretha Franklin[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. R&B chart 2
Billboard Hot 100 7
Single Top 100 4

Covers[edit]

  • In 2012, Christine Anu covered the song on her album, Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aretha Franklin, "The House That Jack Built" Chart Positions Retrieved September 20, 2013
  2. ^ Aretha Franklin, "I Say a Little Prayer" Chart Positions Retrieved September 20, 2013
  3. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2013). Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and Their Original Artists. Scarecrow Press. p. 79. ISBN 0810888661.