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Aretha Franklin

Respect

Soul
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  • Blues
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1967
  • 1967
  • 2012
  • 1969
  • 1956
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Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as The Queen of Soul, Franklin is also adept at jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her atop its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time as well as the ninth greatest artist of all time. She has won 18 competitive Grammys and two honorary Grammys. She has 20 No.1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and two No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Respect” (1967) and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)“ (1987), a duet with George Michael. Since 1961, she has scored a total of 45 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She also has the most million-selling singles of any female artist (14). Between 1967 and... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Just a little bit ... When you get home ... Re, re, re, re

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This song is listed #5 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Popular in Soul (See Charts): On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'll Be There, It's A Man's Man's World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Upside Down, and Isn't She Lovely.

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