Try a Little Tenderness
"Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" was an ideal Redding song: catchy, relatable, with real heartache lurking beneath the pop surface. And his raucous take on "Day Tripper" showed he could do for the Beatles what he'd already done for the Stones: make them rock harder by tearing them through the streets of Memphis. But he could do that stuff in his sleep by this point. "Try a Little Tenderness" was something else entirely. It's all of the above distilled into a single track, which moves from measured yearning to astonishing, wild release -- an entire show packed into three minutes and twenty seconds.