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Aretha Franklin was known as the 'Queen Of Soul.' Aretha Franklin earned this title as one of the most popular soul music female singers of all time. Aretha Franklin wrote or produced many of her songs, and played piano live. The greatest hit by Aretha Franklin was I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), a duet with George Michael and her third number one song in 1987.
Respect, her first number one song in 1967, became her signature hit and an anthem for respecting women. Her middle number one was Spanish Harlem in 1971, a remake of the 1961 Ben E. King number 2 song.
Other famous REMAKES by Aretha Franklin included, in 1968, I Say A Little Prayer, done the prior year by Dionne Warwick; in 1969, Eleanor Rigby, done in 1966 by The Beatles; in 1971, Bridge Over Troubled Water, done the prior year by Simon & Garfunkel; in 1974, Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing, done in 1968 by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell; in 1986, Jumpin' Jack Flash, done in 1968 by The Rolling Stones; and many others on this list.


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  1 Never Grow Old   1957  
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  2 Precious Lord   1959  
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  3 Today I Sing The Blues   Dec 1960  
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  4 Won't Be Long   Mar 1961  
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  5 Operation Heartbreak   Nov 1961  
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  6 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody   Nov 1961  
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  7 Rough Lover   Feb 1962  
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  8 I Surrender, Dear   Feb 1962  
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  9 Don't Cry, Baby   Jul 1962  
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  10 Just For A Thrill   Sep 1962  
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  11 Try A Little Tenderness   Sep 1962  
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  12 Trouble In Mind   Jan 1963  
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  13 Here's Where I Came In (Here's Where I Walk Out)   Jun 1963  
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  14 Say It Isn't So   Jun 1963  
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  15 Skylark   Oct 1963  
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  16 Johnny   Dec 1963  
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  17 Runnin' Out Of Fools   Nov 1964  
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  18 Winter Wonderland   Dec 1964  
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  19 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 1964  
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  20 Can't You Just See Me   Feb 1965  
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  21 One Step Ahead   May 1965  
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  22 (No, No) I'm Losing You   Jul 1965  
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  23 You Made Me Love You   Jan 1966  
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  24 Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It For The Door)   Feb 1966  
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  25 Until You Were Gone   Jun 1966  
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  26 Cry Like A Baby   Dec 1966  
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  27 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) 10   Apr 1967  
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  28 Respect 1   Jun 1967  
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  29 Do Right Woman-Do Right Man   Jun 1967  
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  30 Lee Cross   Jul 1967  
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  31 Baby I Love You 4   Aug 1967  
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  32 Take A Look   Sep 1967  
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  33 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 9   Nov 1967  
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  34 Mockingbird   Dec 1967  
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  35 Chain Of Fools 2   Jan 1968  
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  36 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Jan 1968  
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  37 Soulville   Mar 1968  
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  38 (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone 6   Mar 1968  
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  39 Ain't No Way 20   May 1968  
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  40 Think 7   Jun 1968  
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  41 You Send Me   Jun 1968  
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  42 The House That Jack Built 8   Aug 1968  
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  43 I Say A Little Prayer 19   Sep 1968  
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  44 See Saw 15   Dec 1968  
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  45 My Song   Jan 1969  
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  46 The Weight 15   Mar 1969  
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  47 The Tracks Of My Tears   Apr 1969  
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  48 Gentle On My Mind   May 1969  
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  49 I Can't See Myself Leaving You   May 1969  
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  50 Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)   Jun 1969  
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  51 Share Your Love With Me 11   Sep 1969  
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  52 Eleanor Rigby 17   Nov 1969  
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  53 Son Of A Preacher Man   Feb 1970  
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  54 Call Me 20   Mar 1970  
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  55 The Thrill Is Gone   Jun 1970  
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  56 Spirit In The Dark   Jun 1970  
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  57 Don't Play That Song 8   Aug 1970  
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  58 Let It Be   Sep 1970  
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  59 You And Me   Nov 1970  
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  60 Border Song (Holy Moses)   Dec 1970  
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  61 You're All I Need To Get By   Mar 1971  
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  62 Bridge Over Troubled Water 6   Apr 1971  
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  63 Brand New Me   Jun 1971  
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  64 Spanish Harlem 1   Aug 1971  
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  65 Rock Steady 9   Nov 1971  
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  66 Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)   Jan 1972  
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  67 Day Dreaming 5   Apr 1972  
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  68 April Fools   Jun 1972  
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  69 All The King's Horses   Jul 1972  
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  70 Wholy Holy   Aug 1972  
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  71 Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)   Mar 1973  
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  72 Angel   Sep 1973  
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  73 Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 4   Feb 1974  
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  74 I'm In Love 20   May 1974  
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  75 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing   Sep 1974  
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  76 Without Love   Dec 1974  
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  77 With Everything I Feel In Me   Mar 1975  
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  78 Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.)   Oct 1975  
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  79 You   Jan 1976  
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  80 Something He Can Feel   Jul 1976  
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  81 Jump   Oct 1976  
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  82 Hooked On Your Love   Oct 1976  
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  83 Look Into Your Heart   Feb 1977  
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  84 Break It To Me Gently   Jun 1977  
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  85 When I Think About You   Sep 1977  
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  86 Almighty Fire (Woman Of The Future)   May 1978  
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  87 More Than Just A Joy   Aug 1978  
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  88 Ladies Only   Sep 1979  
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  89 Half A Love   Dec 1979  
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  90 Think   Aug 1980  
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  91 United Together   Jan 1981  
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  92 What A Fool Believes   Mar 1981  
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  93 Come To Me   Jun 1981  
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  94 Love All The Hurt Away   Sep 1981  
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  95 Hold On I'm Comin'   Oct 1981  
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  96 It's My Turn   Dec 1981  
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  97 Livin' In The Streets   Mar 1982  
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  98 Jump To It   Sep 1982  
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  99 Love Me Right   Dec 1982  
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  100 This Is For Real   Feb 1983  
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  101 Get It Right   Aug 1983  
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  102 Every Girl (Wants My Guy)   Oct 1983  
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  103 Freeway Of Love 2   Aug 1985  
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  104 Who's Zoomin' Who 4   Nov 1985  
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  105 Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves 19   Nov 1985  
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  106 Another Night 27   Mar 1986  
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  107 Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You   Aug 1986  
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  108 Jumpin' Jack Flash 28   Nov 1986  
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  109 Jimmy Lee   Jan 1987  
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  110 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) 1   Apr 1987  
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  111 Rock-A-Lott   Jun 1987  
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  112 If You Need My Love Tonight   Oct 1987  
  Aretha Franklin With Larry Graham  
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  113 Oh Happy Day   Apr 1988  
  Aretha Franklin & Mavis Staples  
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  114 If Ever A Love There Was   Dec 1988  
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  115 Through The Storm 11   May 1989  
  Aretha Franklin And Elton John  
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  116 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be 28   Jul 1989  
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  117 Gimme Your Love   Nov 1989  
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  118 Everyday People   Jul 1991  
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  119 Someone Else's Eyes   Oct 1991  
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  120 Ever Changing Times   May 1992  
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  121 A Deeper Love   Mar 1994  
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  122 Willing To Forgive 28   Jul 1994  
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  123 Honey   Oct 1994  
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  124 It Hurts Like Hell   Aug 1996  
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  125 A Rose Is Still A Rose   May 1998  
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  126 Here We Go Again   Aug 1998  
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  127 The Only Thing Missin'   Aug 2003  
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  128 Wonderful   Nov 2003  
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  129 Never Gonna Break My Faith   Jan 2007  
  Aretha Franklin Featuring Mary J. Blige And The Harlem Boys Choir  
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  130 Put You Up On Game   Jan 2008  
  Aretha Franklin With Fantasia  
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  131 How Do You Keep The Music Playing   Nov 2011  
  Tony Bennett & Aretha Franklin  
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  132 How Long I've Been Waiting   Dec 2011  
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  133 Rolling In The Deep   Oct 2014  
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Top Pop Songs by Aretha Franklin

1I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
2Chain Of Fools
3Respect
4Spanish Harlem
5Freeway Of Love
6Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
7Baby I Love You
8Who's Zoomin' Who
9Think
10(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
11Don't Play That Song
12Bridge Over Troubled Water
13Day Dreaming
14Rock Steady
15(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
16I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
17The House That Jack Built
18Call Me
19Share Your Love With Me
20See Saw

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