“Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.”

Teenager Aretha Franklin Sings Gospel!!

Aretha Franklin – Tiny Sparrow (LIVE!)

Aretha Franklin – Running Out of Fools (1964)

Aretha Franklin – “The Day Is Past And Gone”

Aretha Franklin – Don’t Play That Song For Me

aretha franklin-baby,baby,baby-1967-

Aretha Franklin – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Aretha Franklin – Baby I Love You (1967)

Aretha Franklin “Lady Soul” TV-Special 1968 Pt. 1

Aretha Franklin “Lady Soul” TV-Special 1968 Pt. 2

Aretha Franklin “Lady Soul” TV-Special 1968 Pt. 3

Aretha Franklin “Lady Soul” TV-Special 1968 Pt. 4

Aretha Franklin “Lady Soul” TV-Special 1968 Pt. 5

Aretha Franklin “Lady Soul” TV-Special 1968 Pt. 6

Aretha Franklin “Lady Soul” TV-Special 1968 Pt. 7

Aretha Franklin Sammy Davis Jr. 1968 Respect Think

Aretha Franklin- ‘Mockingbird’

Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer

Queen… ARETHA FRANKLIN — Dr. Feelgood –Live HQ

Aretha Franklin – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Aretha Franklin – Everyday People

Aretha Franklin – Freeway Of Love

Aretha Franklin – Rock-A-Lott

Aretha Franklin & Smokey Robinson 1979 Ooh Baby Baby

Aretha Franklin – Respect (1990)

Aretha Franklin with Lauryn Hill – A Rose Is Still A Rose

Aretha Franklin – I Dreamed A Dream – Clinton Inauguration


Aretha Franklin – Freeway of Love/I Dreamed A Dream

Aretha Franklin performs “Rock Steady” on Soul Train

Aretha Franklin – Jimmy Lee

Aretha Franklin – Honey

Aretha Franklin – Willing To Forgive

Aretha Franklin,Eurythmics-Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves

Aretha Franklin – Love Is The Key – Park West

Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin – Hits Medley

Aretha Franklin ~ Nessun Dorma (HIGH QUALITY)

Aretha Franklin- Love All The Hurt Away

Aretha sings at the funeral of Miss Rosa Parks


Aretha Franklin – Never Grow Old

Background Articles and Videos

Aretha Franklin

“…Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942)[1] is an American singer, songwriter and pianist commonly referred to as “The Queen of Soul”.[1] Although renowned for her soul recordings, Franklin is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and gospel. In 2008, the American music magazine Rolling Stone ranked Franklin #1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.[2]

Franklin is one of the most honored artists by the Grammy Awards, with 20 Grammys to date, which include the Living Legend Grammy and the Lifetime Achievement Grammy. She has scored a total of 20 #1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, two of which also became #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Respect” (1967) and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (1987), a duet with George Michael. Since 1961, Franklin has scored a total of 45 “Top 40” hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[3]

Franklin was the featured singer at the 2009 Presidential inauguration ceremony for Barack Obama. …”

Top 10 US Hot 100 singles

Year Title Peak
1967 “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” 9
1967 “Respect” 1
1967 “Baby I Love You” 4
1967 “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” 8
1967 “Chain of Fools” 2
1968 “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone” 5
1968 “Think” 7
1968 “The House That Jack Built” 6
1968 “I Say a Little Prayer” 10
1971 “Bridge Over Troubled Water” / “Brand New Me” 6
1971 “Spanish Harlem” 2
1971 “Rock Steady” 9
1972 “Day Dreaming” 5
1973 “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” 3
1985 “Freeway of Love” 3
1985 “Who’s Zoomin’ Who” 7
1987 “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (with George Michael) 1

100 Greatess Singers of All Time

No.1 Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Interview from the Today Show

*ARETHA INTERVIEW *The Best Damn Dinner Party at Iridesence

*Aretha Franklin on The History of Rock N’ Roll

Aretha Franklin One on One Interview

““I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.”


Barack Obama Inauguration – Aretha Franklin – Sings ‘America’ My Country Tis Of Thee Jan 20, 2009

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How are you doing, I made an instrumental/ interpretation of Aretha Franklin’s “Until you come back to me” and I’d like you to listen and let me know what you think

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