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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:46 AM Aug 2019

Which is the most iconic Aretha song? [View all]

I am torn between "Think" and "Respect."

Let me explain why I ask. I am having a little celebration and am putting together a play list with some of my favorite songs. Aretha is far and away at the top of my list (yeah, above the Beatles, Springsteen, Clapton, Carole King, and Elton John and others).

My question to you is: if you have to choose between the two Aretha songs above, which would you choose. I say "Respect" and friend says "Think."

Please help me decide by explaining your choice!

Thank, you, DUers!

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3 (21%)
9 (64%)
Other (just Aretha please)
2 (14%)
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"Natural Woman" CurtEastPoint Aug 2019 #1
I'm going to agree, Natural Woman best enshrines Aretha, reaches heights and depths... Anon-C Aug 2019 #7
Yes! FM123 Aug 2019 #16
I posted this video the other day (her Kennedy Center performance): demmiblue Aug 2019 #21
Thank you for the episode of when America was a great country, not so long ago. NNadir Aug 2019 #30
Think is my all time fave, but I think R E S P E C T is more iconic. lark Aug 2019 #2
I think I was looking at the message...at my age I now think Respect is better... CTyankee Aug 2019 #3
Agree totally wryter2000 Aug 2019 #13
I always loved "Gotta Find Me an Angel" MadLinguist Aug 2019 #4
Wow, the title alone sounds wonderful... CTyankee Aug 2019 #5
Best waltz... Trueblue Texan Aug 2019 #6
Hoping the Queen would come out dancing... CTyankee Aug 2019 #8
Needs more cowbell n/t malthaussen Aug 2019 #15
Played on the day of her funeral blaze Aug 2019 #22
Another excuse to repost one of my favorite videos! Danascot Aug 2019 #9
Thank you wryter2000 Aug 2019 #11
YES thanks for posting IADEMO2004 Aug 2019 #12
that was great! IcyPeas Aug 2019 #20
She was an absolute force of nature. smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #26
Yep, that was the first thing to come to my mind ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #31
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Mike Nelson Aug 2019 #10
Why choose? malthaussen Aug 2019 #14
You bet. I wanted to heavily emphasize females but there are male rock legends so I wanted CTyankee Aug 2019 #17
Make sure to include the Shirelles and Ronettes... malthaussen Aug 2019 #29
I think RESPECT is more iconic, but... IcyPeas Aug 2019 #18
This one gets my vote, for personal reasons: Coventina Aug 2019 #19
For me (and probably me alone), it's Chain of Fools frazzled Aug 2019 #23
"Respect" is probably most iconic, however my favorite is smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #24
Well, gotta say when I hear that song I think of Dianne Warwick...the whole Bachrach thing CTyankee Aug 2019 #25
Dionne Warwick is another legend. smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #27
This leads me right into Burt Bachrach's music and Bossa Nova... CTyankee Aug 2019 #28
My Country 'Tis of Thee. NNadir Aug 2019 #32
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