Chain of Fools is an R&B soul song performed by American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, for her 1968 fourteenth studio album Lady Soul.
Don Covay penned it while Jerry Wexler helmed its production.
Atlantic Records put out the song as a single in 1967 and its success led to the subsequent appearance on many of her albums.
It reached Number 1 on the US R&B chart, Number 2 on the Pop chart and won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
It was also inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame Award was ranked at Number 249 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
RIP Ms Franklin.