Aretha Franklin, a musical phenomenon who crossed musical, racial and gender barriers, passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Nevertheless, her music lives on.
Throughout her groundbreaking career, the legendary singer notched 77 Hot 100 chart entries and earned an astounding 18 Grammys out of 44 nominations. In 1987, two decades after her first #1, Aretha became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and was later named the Greatest Singer of All Time by Rolling Stone. All of that deserves a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
So, here were are, counting the Top 5 most ICONIC Aretha Franklin songs of all time:
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