I Say a Little Prayer: ARETHA FRANKLIN

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Australian singles chart:
I Say a Little Prayer entered the Kent charts on 7 September 1968 and peaked at #8. The song was #62 on the Top 100 of 1968.

Burt Bacharach, Hal David

Jerry Wexler

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BONUS CLIP BELOW – Dionne Warwick singing I Say a Little Prayer

Intended by lyricist Hal David to convey a woman’s concern for her man who’s serving in the Vietnam War, I Say a Little Prayer was originally recorded by Dionne Warwick.
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Aretha Franklin was blessed with arguably the greatest singing voice in the history of recorded music — and with it, the superhuman ability to make songs better than they were originally conceived.
I Say a Little Prayer, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, is one of those songs. Originally recorded by Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin released her own version of the song in 1968 and completely transformed it.
The arrangement allows Franklin to show off her one-of-a-kind voice, transforming the song into something that climbs, yearns, and builds. It’s as if somewhere in her soul, she truly believes the person she’s singing to is the only one for her.
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Aretha’s and Dionne’s recordings of this song are both on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s

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Dionne Warwick’s version of I Say a Little Prayer entered the Kent charts on 18 November 1967 and peaked at #77.

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