"Respect is a song written and originally released by Stax recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for R&B singer Aretha Franklin... Franklin's version is a declaration from a strong, confident woman who knows that she has everything her man wants. She never does him wrong, and demands his "respect". Franklin's version adds the "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" chorus and the backup singers' refrain of "Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me..."
Franklin's cover was a landmark for the feminist movement, and is often considered as one of the best songs of the R&B era, earning her two Grammy Awards in 1968 for "Best Rhythm & Blues Recording" and "Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female", and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1987." -- Wikipedia
Notes for Parents: This song is suitable for all ages. There is no official video; the YouTube link below is for a fan-made video incorporating images of Franklin.
Lyrical Notes: None Video Notes: None
|Album||I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You (original), The Very Best of Aretha Franklin (compilation)|
|Release Date||Sep 30, 2010|
|Genre||R&B / Soul|
|Music Themes||Individuality/ Independence, Romantic Relationships, Self Worth / Confidence|
|Recommended Age||All ages|