In his decades-long career, Bryan Adams has sung with legends like Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Sting and Bonnie Raitt, but he’s also written songs for many big names, from KISS and Neil Diamond to Celine Dion and Joe Cocker. This week, however, he’s remembering one particular song of his — because Aretha Franklin recorded it.
Today in Detroit, the late Queen of Soul’s funeral service will take place, with a star-studded lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan and Ronald Isley. Bryan recalls the time in 2006 when she lent her vocals to one of his compositions.
“Aretha Franklin recorded one of my songs called ‘Never Gonna Break My Faith‘,” which was for the film Bobby,” he tells ABC Radio. “And I met with Aretha after she’d done it. And I mean, it was like one of those moments as a songwriter where you just go, ‘Hmm, wow.'”
He adds, “I mean no one can sing like her. Nobody. And many have tried and some have come close, but nobody will be Aretha Franklin.”
By the way, Bryan received a Golden Globe nomination for “Never Gonna Break My Faith,” but lost to “Song of the Heart,” written by Prince for the movie Happy Feet.
Bryan’s compositions can currently be heard each night onstage in New York City, in the new show Pretty Woman: The Musical. He and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance wrote the songs for the musical, which has been breaking box-office records since it opened a few weeks ago.
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