Hello: In April of 1966 soul singer/songwriter Percy Sledge released his classic recording of WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN on Atlantic Records. He made his way up the Billboard Hot 100 chart and on May 28, 1966 When A Man Loves A Woman was #1 in America, staying at #1 for 2 weeks and selling a million copies along the way. Percy also was #1 on the R&B chart for 4 weeks.
Michael Bolton recorded a cover version of Percy’s hit record in 1991 on Columbia Records and his version also went to #1 for 1 week on the Hot 100 and for 4 weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart. Percy’s version of When A Man Loves A Woman is the ultimate version and still receives much air-play and is a dance floor favorite.
Percy Sledge would chart 14 records on the Billboard Hot 100 but none better than his classic #1 record, When A Man Loves A Woman. Percy Sledge was elected to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2005.