(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone

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"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Lady Soul
B-side"Ain't No Way"
ReleasedMarch 1968
Format7" single
Songwriter(s)Aretha Franklin, Teddy White
Producer(s)Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
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"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"

"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" is a classic song by R&B singer Aretha Franklin. Released from her Lady Soul album in 1968, the song was successful, debuting at number 32 and peaking at number 5 on the Hot 100 for five weeks, and spending three weeks at number 1 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. The B-side, "Ain't No Way", was also a hit, peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.[1]

A live recording was featured on the 1968 album Aretha in Paris.



Gary Puckett & The Union Gap released a version of the song on their 1968 album, Young Girl, and the pianist Ramsey Lewis recorded an instrumental version on his 1968 album, Maiden Voyage.

Kate Ceberano released a version of the song on her 1989 album, Brave.

Whitney Houston performed the song in a tribute to Franklin on her 1997 HBO special, Classic Whitney Live from Washington, D.C.. The song was included in a medley with Franklin's "Baby I Love You" and "Ain't No Way".

In 2012, Christine Anu covered the song on her album Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215.

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