You (Aretha Franklin album)

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Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released October 16, 1975
Recorded June–September, 1975
Whitney Studios,
(Glendale, California)
Genre R&B, Disco, Pop
Length 43:36
Label Atlantic (#18151)
Producer Jerry Wexler, Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin chronology
With Everything I Feel in Me
(1974)With Everything I Feel in Me1974
Singles from You
  1. "Mr D.J. (5 For The D.J.)"
    Released: June 10, 1975
  2. "You"
    Released: October 20, 1975
  3. "It Only Happens (When I Look At You)"
    Released: January, 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB- [2]

You is the twenty-fourth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on October 16, 1975 by Atlantic Records. It was a critical and commercial disappointment, stalling at #83 on Billboard's album chart. The album's only pop chart single, "Mr. D.J." stalled at just #53 on Billboard's Hot 100, while climbing to only #13 R&B. The title track, issued as the follow-up, reached #15 R&B. The album brought an end to Aretha's long collaboration with producer Jerry Wexler, after signing with Atlantic in 1967. The album was released on compact disc in Europe in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mr. D.J. (5 for the D.J.)" (Aretha Franklin)
  2. "It Only Happens (When I Look at You)" (Ken Gold, Michael Denne)
  3. "I'm Not Strong Enough To Love You Again" (Frank Johnson)
  4. "Walk Softly" (Van McCoy)
  5. "You Make My Life" (Bettye Crutcher, Frederick Knight)
  6. "Without You" (Randy Stewart, Mack Rice)
  7. "The Sha-La Bandit" (Jerry Ferguson, Wade Davis)
  8. "You" (Jerry Butler, Marvin Yancy, Randy Stewart)
  9. "You Got All The Aces" (Ronnie Shannon)
  10. "As Long As You Are There" (Carolyn Franklin)




  • George Annis – copyist
  • Norman Dugger – cover photo
  • Aretha Franklin – producer, mixing
  • Steve Hall - assistant engineer
  • Dave Hassinger – mixing
  • Frank Kejmar – recording engineer
  • Jim Nipar – assisting mix engineer
  • Jerry Wexler – producer


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. You at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "You review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

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