Tag: Arista Records

Artist Countdown: Aretha Franklin Top 90 Hits 6pm ET (PART 2) @ArethaFranklin

ArethaAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Think”. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with a cameo appearance in the film, The Blues Brothers and with the albums, Jump to It and Who’s Zoomin’ Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria, “Nessun Dorma”, at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with “A Rose Is Still a Rose”.

Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she placed number 9, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in which she placed number 1 – Wikipedia

1 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with George Michael)
2 Freeway of Love
3 Spanish Harlem
4 Who’s Zoomin’ Who
5 Respect
6 Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves (with Eurythmics)
7 Another Night
8 Jimmy Lee
9 Jumpin’ Jack Flash
10 Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
11 Think
12 Baby I Love You
13 Chain of Fools
14 (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone
15 It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be (with Whitney Houston)
16 I Say a Little Prayer 
17 Angel
18 Day Dreaming
19 Through the Storm (with Elton John)
20 Don’t Play That Song (with The Dixie Flyers)
21 A Rose Is Still a Rose
22 Bridge Over Troubled Water 
23 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
24 See Saw 
25 Willing to Forgive
26 Jump to It
27 The Weight 
28 A Deeper Love
29 Eleanor Rigby
30 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) 
31 The House That Jack Built 
32 Rock Steady 
33 Call Me 
34 Get It Right
35 Share Your Love with Me
36 I’m in Love
37 Here We Go Again
38 I Can’t See Myself Leaving You 
39 You’re All I Need to Get By
40 Ever Changing Times (with Michael McDonald)
41 Spirit in the Dark (with The Dixie Flyers) 
42 Rock-A-Lott
43 Border Song (Holy Moses) 
44 Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You
45 Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing
46 Love All the Hurt Away (with George Benson)
47 Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)
48 What a Fool Believes
49 All the King’s Horses 
50 Without Love
51 Everyday People
52 Take a Look
53 Ain’t No Way 
54 Something He Can Feel
55 Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby) 
56 My Song 
57 Look into Your Heart
58 If Ever a Love There Was (with Four Tops)
59 United Together
60 The Only Thing Missin’
61 Mr. D.J. (5 for the D.J.)
62 Won’t Be Long
63 You Send Me 
64 Break It to Me Gently
65 Runnin’ Out of Fools
66 Jump
67 The Tracks of My Tears 
68 Come to Me
69 Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)
70 Operation Heartbreak 
71 Gentle on My Mind 
72 Gimme Your Love (with James Brown)
73 Today I Sing the Blues
74 When I Think About You
75 One Step Ahead
76 Cry Like a Baby
77 You Made Me Love You
78 Honey
79 (No, No) I’m Losing You
80 Lee Cross
81 Mockingbird
82 Put You Up on Game (with Fantasia)
83 Wonderful
84 It Hurts Like Hell
85 Rolling In the Deep (The Aretha Version)
86 I Surrender, Dear 
87 Don’t Cry, Baby
88 Rough Lover 
89 Are You Sure
90 Soulville