Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "I Say A Little Prayer"
Burt Bacharach and Hal David penned “I Say A Little Prayer” for singer Dionne Warwick, who scored a Top 10 hit with it in late 1967. While working on ARETHA NOW the following year, Aretha Frankin and backing group the Sweet Inspirations began singing the song just for fun; producer Jerry Wexler knew a good thing when he heard it and committed their version to tape. Released as a single, Aretha's recording also reached the Top 10. Decades later, both songwriters deemed it superior to the original, noting Franklin's seamless transitions between time changes in the chorus. In honor of the late, great Queen of Soul, “I Say A Little Prayer” is our Song of the Day.