Some believe that Aretha Franklin was "daydreaming" about Temptations member Dennis Edwards when she began writing what would become her 12th Atlantic R&B chart-topper. Besides a lot of repeating echo and ghostly reverb, the track's dreamy ambience is helped along by Donny Hathaway's electric piano. Also on the track are Chuck Rainey, Cornell Dupree, Don Arnone, and Hubert Laws. "Daydreaming" is one of Franklin's happier tracks and was a sweet precursor for another jazzy number one hit by the singer, "Angel," written by her sister Carolyn Franklin. Produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, and Tom Dowd, "Daydreaming" sold more than a million copies, going to number one R&B for two weeks and peaking at number five pop in the spring of 1972. It was included on her gold album Young Gifted and Black, which also spawned the gold single "Rock Steady" and the Top Ten R&B hit "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)."