Saturday, December 5, 2015
Cut: "Hooked On Your Love" (Aretha Franklin)
Back in 1976, Aretha Franklin released Sparkle, the official soundtrack to the Warner Brothers motion picture that featured the instrumental tracks and backing vocals from the film versions, with Franklin's voice taking the place of the original lead vocalists.
Written and produced entirely by Curtis Mayfield, the song that everyone most remember's from Franklin's breakout 70s album is "Something He Can Feel," which was a #1 hit on the Hot Soul Singles and a top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. While "Something He Can Feel" is such a classic song, Curtis Mayfield's score had a lot more cuts to offer including "Hooked On Your Love."
With that said, take a listen to Franklin's rendition of "Hooked On Your Love" below and Enjoy!