Who's Zoomin' Who?
Released: Jul 1985
Aretha Franklin was 43 when this album was released, but you wouldn't know it from her girlish and flirtatious performance. "So drop the top baby/ And let's cruise on into/ It's Better Than Ever Street," she purrs on the album's biggest hit, "Freeway of Love." Her powerhouse gospel vocals are present, too, especially on the title track, "Integrity" and "Another Night." Who's Zoomin Who? has a dated pop sound, and guest Peter Wolf from the J. Geils Band's faux Prince vocals on "Push" are embarrassing. But don't begrudge the Queen of Soul for staying relevant during the neon-and-pastel 1980s.