Monday, April 21, 2008

Music Monday - "Respect" - Aretha Franklin




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You know, if there's one song of all time that I can go back to and back to, it's probably this one. I'm a huge fan of Aretha's talent; living in Michigan, I haven't always been a fan of Aretha's diva shenanigans. Be that as it may, there may be no better battle cry for women, or simply for humans. If we can't treat each other with respect, we ain't got nothing.

Since somehow this blog and youtube seem to have broken up, I leave you with this link.

Party on!

30 comments:

painted maypole said...

who needs a link? i can sing it myself!

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me!

:)

Lilacspecs said...

Great song!

Sarita Leone said...

You've blogged about one of my all-time favorite singers. I love this lady's voice! :)

Happy Monday!

cablegirl said...

Ahhhh, Aretha! What a woman.

And I've been meaning to telll you for AGES... I love the Michigan CD you sent. :)

Sister Sassy said...

great song!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

PM and Lilac - I figured there's no way to go wrong with Aretha!

Me, too, Sarita. I listened to many versions of this song throughout her career last night, and I really love her more mature voice, even, as it is in this version. The living can be heard!

Oh, CG, I'm so glad! We DO have us some good music here in MI. ;-)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

And home grown, too, Sassy!

soccer mom in denial said...

Darling Bee -

Considering our recent exchanges, could NOT agree more!!


Give it to me give it to me give it to me....

Núria said...

Hola Jen! Respect is one of my favourite songs/words ever!!! I still haven't used it in my blog... but now that you gave me the idea... :D
I think it's one of the columns in social life! Viva Aretha♥

Luisa Perkins said...

This is one of the top pop songs of all time. Can't. Get. Enough.

April said...

If there's a person who doesn't love this song, I don't want to know him! (Could never be a "her" :)

Thalia's Child said...

Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me....


Excellent choice.

Dru said...

Respect and Natural Woman are my favorite Aretha tunes. I saw her in concert once and in her day she put on a show for you, diva and all.

Have a good Monday.

anno said...

Adding to the chorus: Wow! Great song! Amazing voice!

Los Angelista said...

That's a great one that folks will probably still be singing in 100 years... and we need more r-e-s-p-e-c-t in our world. More than ever before.

Flower Child said...

sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me

Goofball said...

I must honestly say that I associate this song in the first place with a commercial in which it is played all the time.

And that sucks since it's such a powerful song...but can't help thinking of boring commercials at the same time

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Hey Everyone! I'm glad there are so many other Aretha fans out there! Hope you partied on into your Monday!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oops... Goofball just saw your comment, that IS, indeed, a bummer. This song should only be associated with woman power.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

She is and will always be the Queen of Soul.

One of my favorite artists.

Sandy C. said...

Love this song! No need for a link, just the mention of the song has me singing it in my head :)

Great choice!

Wholly Burble said...

Good song--that woman can clean out the wax in your ears! What pipes. She can bring down the house, and you'd be stamping your applause under the rubble.

You know, if you sing that song, you rather have to cop an "attitude" ;-) as it just can't be sung quietly.

Alex Elliot said...

I agree with Painted Maypole's comment!

Marye said...

I love this song..I can remembering singing it to myself through some hard breakups...
marye
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StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Lol! Back in the day, I certainly spent my share of time crying in my soup while listening to this song. This one and "I Will Survive"

dianamuse said...

You don't mess with The Queen of Soul, that's for sure. I have the greatest admiration for Aretha. Her "Amazing Grace" album makes me weak in the knees.

Brillig said...

"Battle cry" indeed! Love it.

Grimm said...

There is only one thing better than hearing Aretha sing this wonderful tune.

That is watching tons of people murder it during American idol tryouts.

Maryann said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Much appreciated! You can't beat the Queen of Soul!

Leslie said...

I love this song, for many reasons. But, it will always remind me of a girl named Erin that I knew in school...

It was 8th grade and we were having a spelling test. Our teacher, Mrs. Fisher is administering our test orally. She gives the word: Respect. And Erin sings out, "R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!"

It was a very funny moment.