DON’T PLAY THAT SONG | ARETHA FRANKLIN is just not an Aretha Franklin authentic. The track was written by Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson, the spouse of soul singer Ben E. King. It was first recorded by King and was the title observe on his third album Don’t Play That Tune! (1962). The track reached quantity 2 on the U.S. R&B singles chart and quantity 11 on the pop chart when launched as a single on Atco Data in 1962. In Europe, it ranked at #10 in Italy on FIMINationwide Charts between 1962 and 1963.
Aretha Franklin coated the track for her nineteenth studio album, Spirit within the Darkish, launched on Atlantic Data in 1970. Her model, carried out with the Dixie Flyers, was launched as a single in 1970 and peaked at #1 for 5 weeks on the R&B singles chart and quantity 11 on the pop chart.Franklin’s model was licensed gold with gross sales over 1,000,000 copies. It reached quantity 13 on the UK Singles Chart. This was the primary of two covers Franklin did of songs made well-liked by King. The opposite was her cowl of “Spanish Harlem” in 1971.