Aretha Franklin

Respect

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Certainly, this song was a hallmark in the career of Aretha Franklin, whose version was a huge international hit in 1967. It must be remembered that not only did Otis Redding write this modern-day soul classic, but he also cut a wicked version. Cut as it was written, a mid-tempo, funk-inspired romp that sends a true and powerful message. Despite Franklin's huge, career-making hit, it's worth noting that Redding's version went Top 40 on the pop charts and number four on the R&B charts.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul 1965 Atco 2:08
No Image 1972 Atco
No Image 1985 Sony Music Distribution
No Image 1986
Original Soundtrack
MCA
Platoon (And Songs from the Era) 1986
Original Soundtrack
Atlantic 2:28
The Ultimate Otis Redding 1986 Warner Bros. 2:07
Baby Boomer Classics: Dance Sixties 1988
Various Artists
JCI Associated Labels 2:05
The Otis Redding Story 1989 Atlantic 2:05
Classic Rock: 1965 - Blowin' Your Mind 1990
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:08
The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1959-1968 1991
Various Artists
Atlantic 2:06
The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1 1992 Rhino 2:12
Remember Me 1992 Stax 1:53
Respect [Rhino] 1993 Rhino
Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding 1993 Rhino 3:05
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 2:10
Stax: Top of the Stax, Vol. 2: Twenty Greatest Hits 1996
Various Artists
Stax 3:15
'60s Rock Hits [Rhino] 1997
Various Artists
Rhino Flashback 2:11
'60s Rock: Mony Mony 1997
Various Artists
Rhino 2:11
I've Been Loving You Too Long & Other Hits 1997 Flashback Records 2:10
Kings & Queens of Soul 1997
Various Artists
Rhino Flashback 2:25
25 Years of R&B: 1965 1997
Various Artists
Flashback Records 2:11
25 Years of R&B 1998
Various Artists
Rhino Flashback 2:25
Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology 1998 Rhino 3:00
The Stax Story 2000
Various Artists
Stax 2:08
No Image 2001 Premium Latin Music
3 for 1 Box Set 2002 WEA International 2:08
Very Best of Otis Redding 2002 Atco 2:11
The Essentials 2002 Atlantic / Warner Music 2:10
Hard to Find Soul 2005
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:06
Legends of Soul: Very Best of Aretha Franklin & Otis Redding 2005 WEA 2:23
Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974, Vol. 6: 1965-1967 2006
Various Artists
WEA International 2:07
The Definitive Soul Collection 2006 Rhino 2:10
The Memphis Box, Vol. 2 2006
Various Artists
Icehouse Records 2:08
Rhino Hi-Five: Black History Month Songs, Vol. 1 2006
Various Artists
Rhino 2:12
Stax 50: A 50th Anniversary Celebration 2007
Various Artists
Concord / Stax 2:09
Stax/Volt: The Complete Singles 1959-1968 2007
Various Artists
Atlantic / Rhino / Rhino Atlantic 2:12
Stax/Volt: The Complete Singles 1959-1968, Vol. 9 2007
Various Artists
Atlantic / Rhino 2:12
Sweet Soul Music: The Best of Stax 2007
Various Artists
UMVD 2:09
Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding 2007 Stax
100 Hits: 60s 2007
Various Artists
DMG / DMG TV 2:07
Atlantic Top 60: Sweat-Soaked Soul Classics 2007
Various Artists
Atlantic / Rhino 2:28
Respect: Aretha's Influences and Inspiration 2009
Various Artists
Ace 2:08
The Best: See & Hear 2009 Shout! Factory 2:09
Rhino Classic Albums Collection [f.y.e. Exclusive] 2009 Rhino 2:11
Original Album Series 2012 Atco / Rhino / Rhino Flashback / Warner Bros. 2:08
Atlantic Soul Legends : 20 Original Albums From the Iconic Atlantic Label 2012
Various Artists
Rhino / Warner Bros. 2:07
The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection 2013 Shout! Factory 2:12
The King of Soul 2014 Atlantic 3:43
The Complete Studio Albums Collection 2015 Atlantic / Rhino 2:12
Soul Manifesto: 1964-1970 2015 Atlantic / Rhino 3:44
Stax Classics 2017 Atlantic / Rhino 2:12
No Image Hear Music
Mod: The Collection
Various Artists
Rhino 2:24