Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #57: “Call Me”/ “Son Of A Preacher Man”- Aretha Franklin. February 7, 1970.
- Single: “Call Me”/ “Son Of A Preacher Man”- Aretha Franklin
- Record Company- Atlantic
- Genre: Soul
- Written by- “Call Me’- Aretha Franklin. “Son Of A Preacher Man”-John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins.
- Time: 3:16.
- B-side- this was a double A side with both “Call Me” and “Son Of A Preacher Man” receiving airplay.
- Album- This Girls In Love With You
- Grade: A / A
- Peaked at #13 -spent 12 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
The late 60’s- early 70’s- Aretha’s first years on Atlantic Records- were her peak years both artistically and commercially. She would have four Top 40 hits in 1970. “Son Of A Preacher Man”- the b-side would get enough airplay that it was also included [as was the practice for a couple years in the early 70’s} on the charts. “Son Of A Preacher Man” was a big hit for Dusty Springfield in 1968- #10 on the charts. Aretha was the daughter of a preacher man- who got her start singing gospel music at his church in Detroit.