Respect - Aretha Franklin Has Every Song In US Top 5 -
Aretha Franklin in the 60s

Aretha Franklin in the 60s

Respect – Aretha Franklin Has Every Song In US Top 5

by Paul Cashmere on August 18, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Aretha Franklin’s music has taken over the U.S. and Australian charts with the Queen of Soul owning the Top 5 positions in the iTunes singles chart today in America and 21 songs in the Top 100.

Aretha also has 19 albums in the US iTunes Top 100.

In Australia Aretha Franklin has 15 songs in the Top 100 singles and 19 albums in the Top 100.

The most popular song in both Australia and America is ‘Respect’. The 1967 classic was written by Otis Redding and produced by the legendary Jerry Wexler. Redding recording the original version in 1965. Aretha added the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. part in her version two years later.

The “sock it to me, sock it to me” part was also an idea from Aretha and her sister Carolyn. Carolyn and her other sister Erma Franklin sing the line on their sister’s version.

Aretha Franklin on the US Charts


1. Respect
2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
3. I Saw A Little Prayer
4. Chain of Fools
5. Think
10. Freeway of Love
13. Until You Come Back To Me
22. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)
23. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) with George Michael
27. Bridge Over Troubled Water
38. Ain’t No Way
40. Respect
41. Rock Steady
49. Who’s Zoomin’ Who
59. You’re All I Need To Get By
70. Do Right Woman Do Right Man
77. Day Dreaming
78. Angel
79. Baby I Love You
90. A Rose Is Still A Rose
94. Spanish Harlem


2. 30 Greatest Hits
9. Amazing Grace The Complete Recordings
12. Queen of Soul
13. Amazing Grace
17. Soul Queen
18. The Best of Aretha Franklin
20. Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics
41. Who’s Zoomin’ Who
42. Knew You Were Waiting The Best of Aretha Franklin
45. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
57. A Brand New Me
60. The Blues Brothers soundtrack
65. Jewels in the Crown
69. Lady Soul
75. Aretha’s Gold
79. The Essential Aretha Franklin
80. The Queen of Soul
89. Young Gifted and Black
100. I Never Loved A Man the Way I Loved You

Aretha Franklin on the Australian Charts


4. Respect
9. I Say A Little Prayer
11, 46 and 54. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (different versions)
23 and 79. Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (with Eurythmics)
24. Think (with The Blues Brothers)
25. Son of a Preacher Man
46. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
51. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
52 and 82. I Saw A Little Prayer
67. Chain of Fools
87. Freeway of Love


2. The Very Best of Aretha Franklin
4. Together” The Very Best of Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding
5. 30 Greatest Hits
6. Soul Queen
8. The Best of Aretha Franklin
21. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics
23. The Blues Brothers original soundtrack
24. Amazing Grace The Complete Recordings
25. Amazing Grace
31. A Brand New Me
38. The Queen of Soul
53. The Essential Aretha Franklin
73. Lady Soul
86. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You
87. The Very Best of Aretha Franklin
96. Jewels In the Crown
98. Original Album Series
100. Young Gifted and Black

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