Aretha Franklin's Song Respect

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“R-E-S-P-E-C-T” Find Out What it Means to Me Music transcends through time, making a lasting impression. While changing the world we live in and reflecting on our past. I am instantly transported back in time when I listen to Respect by Aretha Franklin. This song was released in 1967 on Franklin’s I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Album. Despite this song being older than me I still remember hearing it as a child .My Dad being the huge musical fanatic he is, was constantly playing the great hits of the past and for that I am truly grateful. This is due to the fact that Aretha Franklin’s song Respect was one of them.When listening to this song I cannot help but feel more powerful as a female, this song make me think, about…show more content…
It rose to the top of the charts spending eight weeks on the Billboard Black Singles chart and two weeks on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. Within the music industry Aretha’s version of Respect won 2 Grammy Awards in 1968 for “Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female” and “ Best Rhythm and Blues Recording.”This song has lasted the test of time and is still covered, and even used in movies and television. This song has been included in movies like Forrest Gump, Airplane and Back to School. Respect was also mentioned in Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs being featured as number five. Not only did this song make a impact politically but also to the musical genre paving the way for many more female artist. Aretha was once asked, “why the song is so successful” and she responded, “everyone wants to be respected.” I think that is why this song made such a impact culturally it gave a voice to people, much louder than their own and created a platform for them to stand on. I think this song is very significant, historically because it impacted so many lives including mine and I believe will continue to impact lives to

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