When we lose a musical icon, by default we go through their playlist. We have listened to most of Aretha Franklin’s songs and one word guys – Vocal powerhouse. When she performs live, she does not need any choreography or stage effects her voice is so powerful it takes over.
Soul queen Aretha Franklin died after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, she was aged 76 years old.
Her family has released a statement- “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family”.
We joined the world to pay tribute to the soul queen by listening to her playlist again and again- Here is our top five songs by Aretha Franklin
5) Ain’t no way:
This chart topper was written by Aretha franklin’s younger sister and released in 1968 by her record label-Atlantic records
Was composed by Aretha Franklin and her ex husband Ted white. A feminist anthem that peaked on the billboard charts.
3 Say a little prayer for you
A classic soul album released in 1968. Won Aretha Franklin the Grammy award for the best female pop vocal performance. The original song was performed by Dionne Warwick
A two time Grammy award winning song (Best R& B performance and best vocals)that earned her the title queen of soul. Respect became an empowerment song adopted by the civil rights movement. She was a huge supporter of Martin Luther king & the song respect Mirrored his struggles.
1 Natural woman
This one is timeless, Its one of those songs everyone knows even if like me you recently found out it belongs to Aretha Franklin. Watch her serenade the first family with her Live performance