1980 Aretha Franklin – What A Fool Believes (UK: #46)

1980_Aretha_Franklin_What_A_Fool_BelievesAretha is the twenty-eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on October 25, 1980 by Arista Records. Franklin’s first Arista single release, “United Together”, reached #3 on the Soul chart and crossed over to #56 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The album itself peaked at #47 and spent 30 weeks on Billboard’s main album chart, eventually selling close to 350,000 copies.

What a Fool Believes” is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The best-known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers (with McDonald singing lead vocals) for their 1978 album Minute by Minute. Debuting at #73 on 20 January 1979, the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 14 April 1979 for one week. The song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.


Franklin, Aretha 1980



BassLouis Johnson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsDavid Foster

Produced By

Arif Mardin


Kenny Loggins
Michael McDonald


US: –
UK: #46