Australian singles chart:
Respect entered the Kent charts on 24 June 1967 and peaked at #14. It was #73 on the Top 100 of 1967.
The song is on Aretha’s 1967 album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You.
Record label of Australian release:
Otis Redding wrote this and originally recorded it in 1965. His version consisted of only verses – no chorus or bridge.
It was Aretha’s idea to cover this song. She came up with the arrangement, added the “sock it to me” lines, and played piano on the track. Her sister Carolyn, who sang backup, also helped work up the song. Aretha appropriated King Curtis’ sax solo from Sam & Dave’s When Something Is Wrong With My Baby which he recorded the previous night and used that for the bridge.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/aretha-franklin/respect
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