Song Lyric Sunday | “Sweet Thing” – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Bounty/Dessert/Eat/Feast/Food/Hungry/Turkey.

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I went left of one this week’s prompts–dessert– and used sweet!

Initially recorded and released a single in late 1975, Sweet Thing was first a hit for Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.

Sweet Thing reached number-one on the R&B singles chart and number five on the pop chart.

FUN FACTS:

  •  During an interview, Khan said, “I told all of my boyfriends around that time that it was them that inspired Sweet Thing. In fact, I think Tony was my real boyfriend at the time. That song was just spontaneous. Tony and I were just sitting around and it happened – really. We had that kind of chemistry, and it was that kind of situation. We wrote the song in five minutes. It’s all really chemistry when it boils down to it. Rufus and I had an amazing chemistry. That’s what was underneath it all. And the love we had for each other.”
  • In 1997, contemporary jazz saxophonist Boney James did another remake of the song; it was included on the album titled Sweet Thing. The album’s title track included background vocals by original co-writer Tony Maiden.
  • Mary J. Blige recorded Sweet Thing for her debut album What’s the 411? in 1992. Her version hit #28 in the US.

Enjoy!

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Sweet Thing

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.
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