Take a look at the below list of Aretha Franklin Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. Aretha Franklin is an American based singer, musician, and songwriter who began her music career as a child, singing in her church choir. At the age 18, Franklin kicked off her professional career, releasing several singles. Her hard work makes her the queen of soul music. Franklin Aretha is one of the best-selling artists of all times. Aretha boasts of 18 Grammy Awards in the course of her musical career. Although she has released over 100 hit songs, Here are some of her top ten songs of all time.
List of Aretha Franklin Top 10 Songs till 2017
10. “Dr. FeelGood”
The song releases in 1967 from the album titled “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You.” She sings about a man who is the best ‘medication’ for his woman’s ailments.The track is one of the songs that stand out on the album. Franklin sings the song as if she is giving out a sermon. It’s one of the most incredible songs in the entire album.
9. ‘(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone.’
It made to number one spot on the Billboard charts for three straight weeks in the spring of 1968. Moreover, the song has sold over 450,000 copies in a week; the song was released from Franklin’s “Lady Soul” album Franklin sings in a voice of abandoned woman.
8. “This is the House That Jack Built.”
Originally by Frank Robbins and Bobby Lance, the song fell short of making it to number back in 1968. The song is one of her less known hits, but she manages to take the nursery rhyme and turn it into rockabilly blues through the medium of the gospel-imbued and raucous soul. In this song, Franklin manages to tell the whole story of a relationship in just three minutes. In the story, the woman who happened to take a for everything realizes that all she wants is the man
The song became Franklin’s signature song, and it was sung at the time civil rights and feminist movement were at their pick marking a groundbreaking moment for women empowerment, so it during this era that goes on to be an anthem for every woman who has been treated with disrespect. Although in truth, the song can apply to anyone who is after respect from their oppressor. The song originally was performed and written by Otis Redding. This song, in particular, is one of her song that enables her to be referred to as the Queen of Soul, almost fifty years later.
6. “I say a Little Prayer.”
This song was originally by Dionne Warwick in 1967. A year later in 1968, Franklin turned this original Bacharach pop-soul track that was initially a flop into an R&B hit. The song managed to make it on top in four in the U.K charts, her highest position in U.K charts.
5. “Call me.”
Franklin wrote ‘Call Me’ after divorcing Ted White, her husband of eight years. While in New York City, Franklin saw a young couple that was clearly in love, she then was inspired to write this song. As the young couples parted said to each other, “I love you,’ followed by, “Call me, the when you get there.” This song was the eighth of Aretha’s 20 number one R&B songs and her first since her divorce from Ted White. This is one of the Aretha Franklin Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
4. “Chains of Fools.”
‘Chains of Fools’ releases in 1967, the song managed to stay in the number one spot in the charts for four weeks. The song is about a sadistic playboy with countless women who will do anything for him. In in 1968 the song has won a Grammy for the best Female R&B performance
3. “The Weight.”
This particular song narrates a story about a man who visits the town of Nazareth, his friend Annie asks him to visit several of her friends while in Nazareth. This weight is all these strangers he promised his friend he would check on. The song became famous partly because of its biblical references and cryptic lyrics. “The weight” was originally by a group called “the band.” In 1968 Franklin realized her version but became the biggest hit song in 1969 reaching number 19 and eventually to the number one spot.
2. “I Never Loved A man The Way I Loved You.”
The track is about a woman who is aware that is being treated poorly by her boyfriend lover but still can not help herself. It is this song that in away, brought Franklin into the music limelight. Some may argue that Aretha Franklin would have never existed without the song. Franklin through the help of her iconic producer Wurlitzer at that time delivered one her very best, most soulful performances. This performance gave Franklin her first big hit and a new sound. The song is at the 186th spot on the Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest hits of all time.
Another of Franklin’s theme songs, it is perhaps the song that wins her a new audience most of them being women of forward-thinking liberals and goes on to launches her into the realms of a feminist icon she is today. In the song she issues a bold warning to her man, warning him of the consequences of his actions.
Aretha Franklin New Songs 2016-2017
‘You Make me Feel Like a Natural Woman.’
In her new track, Aretha romantically sings about having a natural feeling, thanks to her lover. ‘When my soul was in the lost and found.’ ‘You came along to claim it. ‘You make me feel like a natural woman.’
Aretha Franklin has composed many incredible songs, and her fans understand the tracks better.The musical queen has sweet and thrilling vocals, making her the undisputed queen of soul music. The fact that she has managed to remain relevant for over half a century is a show of her incredible talent. We love you so much, Aretha Franklin.