What are the best Aretha Franklin songs?

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    #1Respect

    Respect

    Respect is a soul genre song performed by Aretha Franklin, written by Otis Redding, and produced by Jerry Wexler. Released in 1967, this song earned Franklin two Grammy Awards in 1968.

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    Danielle Taylor
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "OMG I saw the news! Hoping that Aretha gets fine. I've got huge respects for her. As I've never been a fan of oldies until I joined a local acapella group and we performed her song Respect in acapella version. The lyrics instantly got me hooked. But when I listend to the original audio, that was the start of me falling in love with her music."
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    #2Chain of Fools

    Chain of Fools

    Chain of Fools is an R&B rock soul song performed by Aretha Franklin, produced by Jerry Wexler, and written by Don Covay. Released in 1967, this song reached no. 1 on the US R&B chart in January 1968.

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    Angel Sengupta
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "This song is very refreshing to listen to. Our local disco clubs back then almost always had Aretha Franklin songs playing in the background. I just heard from my son that she fell ill recently, is this true? May she recover fast."
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    #3(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman is a soul song performed by Aretha Franklin, produced by Jerry Wexler, and written by Wexler, Gerry Goffin, and Carole King. Released in 1967, this song reached no. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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    Barbara Williamson
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "I remember singing this in a karaoke back then with my friends in a pub. My husband had been part of that particular circle of friends. Listening to this song again make me remember the teasings and hoots I received back then because my friends knew that James (my husband) had been courting me for almost 3 years. It was only up to that point that I completely fell in love with him too and this was the song I dedicated to him."
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    #4Think

    Think

    Think is a soul song performed by Aretha Franklin, produced by Jerry Wexler, and written by Franklin and Teddy White. Released in 1968, this song reached no. 7 on Billboard Hot 100.

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    Adam Black
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "As a film student we got to watch The Blues Brothers film as a subject of our film review. I couldn't get the funky beat of this song out of my mind so I made further research on the singer. This was the beginning of my further discovery to Aretha Franklin's other songs. I even had her albums downloaded on my Spotify playlist."
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    #5Ain't No Way

    Ain't No Way

    Ain't No Way is an R&B song performed by Aretha Franklin as part of the album Lady Soul. Released in 1968. this song peaked no. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no.9 in Hot R&B Singles Chart on 1968.

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    Ishan Rangan
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "This song, in my opinion, is one of the best by Aretha Franklin. My heart was broken back then when the woman I'd been pursuing for years rejected me. Imagine my devastation. I was drinking my pain away with whiskey in a bar then I would hear this song being performed by a local band in that bar. Don't get me wrong: I'm happy now with my grandchildren but this song surely brings back memories."
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    #6I Say a Little Prayer

    I Say a Little Prayer

    I Say a Little Prayer is an R&B gospel soul song performed by Aretha Franklin produced by Jerry Wexler and written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Recorded in 1968, this song became part of the Pop & R&B Top Ten in 1968.

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    Steven Carlson
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "Aretha Franklin really nails her songs. I still can't believe that her version of this song got more popular than Warwicks. In my opinion, her rendition is really heartfelt too. Her powerful voice really fits this song."
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    #7I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)

    I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)

    I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) is a soul-blues song performed by Aretha Franklin, produced by Jerry Wexler, and written by Ronnie Shannon. Released in 1967, this song peaked at no. 1 on the Rhythm and Blues charts.

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    Aaradhya Jindal
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "I just read the news that Aretha Franklin is gravely ill. My God, let her live. She's the queen of soul I couldn't get enough of. I remembered that this was the song that really propelled her to popularity. It would be a waste to lose her. I'm looking forward to her album which was announced set to be released this September. That's next month! Stay strong, Aretha!"
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    #8Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)

    Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)

    Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business) is a classic soul song performed by Aretha Franklin and written by Franklin and Ted White. Released in 1967, this song was part of the album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You.

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    Katherine Schmidt
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "I'm eternally grateful with my mom who from her mom got her exposed to Aretha's songs. We have old vinyls at home from my grandma and every Sunday we play some of Aretha's songs. Dr Feelgood really had me dancing to its beat. Just looking at the title name already brings me into the song."

Summary

Best What are the best Aretha Franklin songs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1RespectMusic 23 Free
2Chain of FoolsMusic 19 Free
3(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural WomanMusic 15 Free
4ThinkMusic 12 Free
5Ain't No WayMusic 9 Free
6I Say a Little PrayerMusic 8 Free
7I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)Music 7 Free
8Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)Music 6 Free
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