Rolling Stone crowns Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ as the greatest song ever

Rolling Stone names Aretha Franklin’s iconic no. 1 hit single Respect as the greatest song of all time. Put some respect on her name, because the Queen of Soul’s posthumous achievements keep on coming. America’s leading publication on music and popular culture, Rolling Stone, has updated their list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All … Read more

In “Respect,” Jennifer Hudson Goes Beyond Singing and Into Aretha Franklin’s Extraordinary Life

Franklin handpicked singer Jennifer Hudson to portray her in Respect. (Courtesy of United Artists) Aretha Franklin. Joni Mitchell. Their voices could not be more different. But as I watched the credits roll for Respect, the new biopic about the Queen of Soul, lyrics from Mitchell’s “Both Sides, Now” (2000) wafted through my mind: “If you … Read more