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Otis Redding

Respect

Soul
  • Soul
  • Blues
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Musical
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1965
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 2011
  • 1969
  • 1968

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“Respect” is a song written and originally released by Stax recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. “Respect” became a 1967 hit and signature song for R&B singer Aretha Franklin. While Redding wrote the song as a man’s plea for respect and recognition from a woman, the roles were reversed for Franklin’s version. Franklin’s cover was a landmark for the feminist movement, and is often considered as one of the best songs of the R&B era, earning her two Grammy Awards in 1968 for “Best Rhythm & Blues Recording” and “Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female”, and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2002, the Library of Congress honored Franklin’s version by adding it to the National Recording Registry. It is number five on Rolling Stone’s list... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Respect is what I want ... Respect is what I need ... Is for a little respect when I come home

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