Today I Sing the Blues

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"Today I Sing the Blues"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo
B-side"Love is the Only Thing"
ReleasedOctober, 1960
LabelColumbia Records 41793
Songwriter(s)Curtis Lewis
Producer(s)John Hammond
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Precious Lord (Part 1)"
"Today I Sing the Blues"
"Won't Be Long"

"Today I Sing the Blues" is a song written by Curtis Lewis and performed by Aretha Franklin. The song reached #10 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1960.[1] The song appeared on her 1961 album, Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo.[2] The song was produced by John Hammond.[3][4]

Franklin re-recorded the song in 1969 on the album Soul '69 and it reached #101 on the U.S. pop chart.[5] It also charted on the Cash Box Top 100 chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Aretha Franklin[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. R&B chart 10
U.S. Pop chart 101

Cover Versions[edit]

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