Who's Zoomin' Who? is the thirtieth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released by Arista Records on July 9, 1985, in the United States. A departure from the Luther Vandross-produced adult contemporary sound of her previous albums Jump to It (1982) and Get It Right (1983), Franklin worked with producer Narada Michael Walden on the majority of the album, envisioning "a record with a younger sound to it." As a result, Who's Zoomin' Who? contains influences of several popular mid-1980s genres, including dance-pop, synth-pop, and contemporary R&B, as well as pop songs with crossover appeal.
Released to praising reviews, Who's Zoomin' Who? became Franklin's highest-charting album since Young, Gifted and Black (1972) and her first and only studio album to earn a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more than one million copies physically distributed. A top-10 entry in New Zealand and Sweden, the album also went platinum in Canada and reached silver status in the United Kingdom. "Freeway of Love", the album's lead single, proved both a commercial success, as well as a career achievement for Franklin, earning her a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance while holding the number-one position on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for five consecutive weeks.
Who's Zoomin' Who? was considered Franklin's comeback album, with many journalists comparing its performance to Tina Turner's late-career crossover success with her album Private Dancer (1984), and marked the start of several collaborations with Walden. With the album, the singer established herself as a star of music video, with popular videos for "Freeway of Love", "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" and "Another Night" enjoying heavy rotation on MTV. In 1989, the album was ranked number 89 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Best Albums of the Eighties listing. At the time of its release, Franklin herself rated Who's Zoomin' Who? as one of her best albums ever recorded.
|–Aretha Franklin||Freeway Of Love||6:00|
|–Aretha Franklin||Another Night||4:30|
|–Aretha Franklin||Sweet Bitter Love||5:11|
|–Aretha Franklin||Who's Zoomin' Who?||4:43|
|–Aretha Franklin Duet With The Eurythmics*||Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves||5:54|
|–Aretha Franklin||Until You Say You Love Me||4:23|
|–Aretha Franklin Duet With Peter Wolf||Push||4:36|
|–Aretha Franklin||Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You||4:53|
Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who? [LP]
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