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“What’d I Say” by Ray Charles

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    “What’d I Say” by Ray Charles is attributed as the first soul song.

    Song Title: What’d I Say
    Artist: Ray Charles
    Genre: R&B, soul, gospel, rock, rock and roll
    Composer: Copyright © 1959 Ray Charles
    Lead Vocals: Ray Charles
    Piano: Ray Charles
    Electric piano: Ray Charles
    Producer: Jerry Wexler
    Recorded: February 18, 1959
    Engineer: Tom Dowd
    Released: July 1959
    Label: Atlantic

    Rolling Stone Top 500: What’d I Say was selected number 10 (ten) in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in May 2011. See Rolling Stone.

    Number of listens: 15242
    Current rank: 297 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 252 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    
    U.S. Billboard Hot 100: peak #6 (six), 15 weeks on chart, 1959
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine

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