It Happend In Music: Celebrate the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, the singer and songwriter who Rolling Stone ranked at the top of its “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” list, celebrates her 70th birthday today. And if anyone deserves a little respect for her seventh decade on the planet, it’s the Queen of Soul! We thought the best way to honor the legendary lady was with music, so we put together a celebratory playlist on Spotify. The mix features songs by Aretha Franklin, as well as the many artists who have been influenced by her over the years.

  1. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  2. Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle
  3. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
  4. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  5. Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  6. Mercy – Duffy
  7. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  8. Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
  9. Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
  10. You Make Me feel Like A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
  11. If I Were A Boy – Beyoncé
  12. I Got This – Jennifer Hudson
  13. Son Of A Preacher Man – Aretha Franklin
  14. Giving You The Best That I Got – Anita Baker
  15. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  16. I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklink