She told us she only needed a little bit, but we knew she meant it. On June 3, 1967, “Respect,” Aretha Franklin’s definitive rendering of Otis Redding’s soul classic, topped both the pop charts for the first two weeks and the R&B chart for the first seven weeks.
Share your favorite Aretha Franklin song with us.
You may like
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!