Posted by DjPaulT on August 5th, 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987
“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” is a Grammy Award-winning #1 song performed by Aretha Franklin and George Michael as a duet in 1987. It was written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan. It also stands as Aretha’s biggest hit at Adult Contemporary radio, spending several weeks at #2. Despite selling more than a million US copies, the single was never certified.
The song was not originally written as a duet. Climie and Morgan pitched the song to Tina Turner as well to Aretha Franklin and Arista Records head Clive Davis. It was Davis’ idea to get Franklin and George Michael to record the song as a duet.
Narada Michael Walden, who worked with Aretha on her Who’s Zoomin’ Who album, produced this track. He also produced the song this displaced at the top spot of the Hot 100: “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship. This made him the eighth producer in the Rock Era to score back-to-back #1 hits.
The “Instrumental” only appears as the b-side of the 7″ single releases.
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) 4:00
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Instrumental) 4:00
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY
|1987||I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#1|
|1987||I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)||U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||#2|
|1987||I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs||#12|
|1987||I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)||U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles||#1|
Label: Epic – DUET 2
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Released: 19 Jan 1987
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, Soul
From the LP “ARETHA”
Produced for Perfection Light Productions.
Find The 7″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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