9 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A legendary singer who's been steadily working for more than four decades, Aretha Franklin is among the most important artists in pop-music history. Singing gospel, soul, and R&B, she has racked up 20 No. 1 hit singles and 18 GRAMMY® Awards, was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and even received a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Released in 1985, Who's Zoomin' Who? was Franklin's first platinum-selling album; it features her last chart-topping hit, "Freeway of Love." With production from Narada Michael Walden (known for his work with a young Whitney Houston), a collaboration with Eurythmics ("Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves"), and all-star guests like Santana, Clarence Clemons, Sylvester, Peter Wolf, and even Dizzy Gillespie (who provides a trumpet solo on "Integrity"), this is a landmark album and a late-career highlight in Franklin's extensive discography. Highly recommended.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

A legendary singer who's been steadily working for more than four decades, Aretha Franklin is among the most important artists in pop-music history. Singing gospel, soul, and R&B, she has racked up 20 No. 1 hit singles and 18 GRAMMY® Awards, was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and even received a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Released in 1985, Who's Zoomin' Who? was Franklin's first platinum-selling album; it features her last chart-topping hit, "Freeway of Love." With production from Narada Michael Walden (known for his work with a young Whitney Houston), a collaboration with Eurythmics ("Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves"), and all-star guests like Santana, Clarence Clemons, Sylvester, Peter Wolf, and even Dizzy Gillespie (who provides a trumpet solo on "Integrity"), this is a landmark album and a late-career highlight in Franklin's extensive discography. Highly recommended.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

ejp10@psu ,

80s Pop Done Right

This album was a 80s attempt to put Aretha Franklin on the charts…and it actually worked! The production is pure 80s, but Aretha's voice sounds just as soulful as ever (that's how good she is). She also sacrificed nothing in terms of thematic sass. "Freeway of Love" is pure froth, but she also reminds her man to show "Integrity" and that "Sisters are Doing it For Themselves." As a child of the 80s, it was a great intro to the classic Aretha of the 60s.

August Leo ,

The Queen of Soul

Growing up in the 1980's this is the Aretha I grew to love, although my parents played her earlier recordings as well this album truly is part of the soundtrack of my youth. Who's Zoomin' Who is still one of my favorite cuts by Aretha hands down!!

MarknAmy ,

Sisters Did It Right

The capsule that accompanies this album says "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" faltered at No. 66. Maybe it did on the R&B charts, but it was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Top 100 and has remained a staple since.

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