Beyond “Respect”: deeper cuts from Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

Ten songs to remember Aretha Franklin, one of the most incredible and versatile voices in music history.

August 16, 2018
Beyond “Respect”: deeper cuts from Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul November 1980: American singer Aretha Franklin, the "queen of soul', in performance.   Keystone/Getty Images

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, died today in her home in Detroit. She was 76. In an effort to remember the incredible mark she left on music, we compiled 10 songs outside of the many that are already widely known. They span an incredible 30 years, and are further evidence that Franklin was and remains one of the most influential and versatile voices of this century.

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1. "Today I Sing The Blues" (1960)
2. “Skylark” (1963)
3. “One Step Ahead” (1965)
4. “Moon River” (1965)
5. “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” (1970)
6. “Day Dreaming” (1972)
7. “Sparkle” (1976)
8. “Soul Serenade” (1976)
9. “Who’s Zoomin Who” (1985)
10. “A Deeper Love” (1994)
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Beyond “Respect”: deeper cuts from Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul