Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Come to Me" by Aretha Franklin

Song#:  0619
Date:  05/30/1981
Debut:  86
Peak:  84
Weeks:  3
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  For her first LP for Arista, Franklin scored the #3 R&B hit "United Together" (#56 pop). The "Aretha" album also contained the #17 R&B single "What a Fool Believes," a remake of The Doobie Brothers' hit that failed to reach the pop chart. But this third single sat for a minor few weeks on the pop chart while going to #39 R&B.

ReduxReview:  This is an okay R&B ballad. It's kind of average so I don't think it was really necessary to revive it (see below). As usual, Aretha sounds pretty darn good and lifts the song higher that what it really deserves. But it's not quite enough to overcome the bland tune.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Franklin may have thought there was more mileage to get out of this song. She remade it herself and placed it on her 1989 album "Through the Storm." It wasn't the only recycled song from her catalog on that album. She did an updated version of her 1968 smash "Think."


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