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Aretha Franklin

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

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“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” is a 1967 single released by American soul singer Aretha Franklin on the Atlantic label. The record was a big hit for Franklin, reaching number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and became a standard song for her. Franklin included a live recording on the album “Aretha in Paris” (1968). Co-written by the celebrated writing-producing team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the song was inspired by Atlantic Records co-owner and producer Jerry Wexler. As recounted in his autobiography, Wexler, a student of African-American musical culture, had been mulling over the concept of the “natural man” when he drove by King on the streets of New York. He shouted out to her he wanted a “natural woman” song for Franklin’s next album. In thanks,... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You make me feel like a natural woman ... You make me feel, you make me feel ... Cause you make me feel, you make me feel

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