RnBJunkieOfficial salutes the Legendary, Iconic and Grammy Award-winning Queen of Soul ARETHA FRANKLIN on what would’ve been her 77th Birthday today. We’ve compiled her top 10 finest gems and overlooked songs during her most commercial and prolific: The Atlantic Years from 1967-1979. “Respect”, “Chain of Fools”, “Natural Woman”, “Think”, “Rock Steady” to name a few are what made Franklin a colossal figure in American music.
08 MY WAY
A brilliant interpretation of Frank Sinatra’s classic that would probably change the way you hear the original forever.
07 WHEN I THINK ABOUT YOU
An overlooked Aretha Franklin composition from an overlooked album.
06 THIS GIRL’S IN LOVE WITH YOU
05 HOOKED ON YOUR LOVE
One of the more stellar Curtis Mayfield-produced tracks after “Something He Can Feel”.
04 GOOD TO ME AS I AM TO YOU
From the Album: Lady Soul
This ballad stands out as one of Franklin’s finest, which features Eric Clapton on guitar.
03 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT CHA’
From the Album: Rare & Unreleased
-Gentle On My Mind
-Honest I Do