I heard the sad news that Aretha Franklin died today at the age of 76. She won 18 Grammy awards, is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is on Rolling Stones list of Greatest Artists Of All Time plus their list of Greatest Singers Of All Time, and earned the title Queen Of Soul.
11 A Different World TV Theme – I had no idea this was Aretha, but I used to watch this show a lot back in the day and this theme song brings back those younger days.
10 Freeway Of Love -Another song that threw me back to younger days near the start of MTV/Much Music. It was kind of a secret pleasure back then, and shows it`s age today, but her talent shines through.
9 Baby, I Love You – This one almost has a country meets soul feel to it. Her voice is put at the forefront right where it belongs.
8 The House That Jack Built – The sax and the background singers are amazing here, and Aretha is Aretha.
7 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) – A slow sultry beat and some sky high vocals set this one apart
6 Spanish Harlem – Aretha along with some funky guitar and some chunky bass. Enough said.
5 A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) – Carole King co-writing and Aretha singing had to be good.
4 Bridge Over Troubled Waters – The organ work, the backgound singers, and Aretha make this one of the best cover songs ever.
3 Chain Of Fools – Any fools that think this song is not awesome need to be chained up.
2 Think – I think I will listen to some more Aretha
1 Respect- R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha take care, TCB.