Occasionally, when a legend from the world of entertainment passes words are simply not enough. This is truly the case for Aretha Franklin even though her achievements are staggering;
As a child, she toured churches with her father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, and with Dr. Martin Luther King. Sadly, her father was shot by burglars in 1979 and remained in a coma until his death in 1984.
She sang ‘Precious Lord, Take My Hand’ at Martin Luther King’s funeral.
She sang at the presidential inaugurations of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
She was voted the greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.
She was the first woman to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
She was nominated for 44 Grammy Awards and has won 18.
She was the first female to earn 100 hits on Billboard’s R&B chart.
She had a four-octave vocal range and was a self-taught pianist.
Her career has spanned seven decades.
She was and is the undisputed Queen of Soul.
Nothing says it better than her songs and here are our top 5 Aretha Franklin songs – enjoy.
#1. Chain Of Fools.
#2. A Natural Woman.
#3. Won’t Be Long.
#4. I Say A Little Prayer.