Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fans Show RESPECT to Aretha: Three Singles Hit iTunes Top 100, Greatest Hits Number 6 on Album Chart


The reason I wrote my story on Saturday night about Aretha Franklin’s health crisis was simply to instigate a flood of messages of love for this remarkable woman. I am so thrilled by the response. Twitter is brimming over with messages to Aretha. Today she had visits from Stevie Wonder and from one of her two ex-husbands, actor Glynn Turman.

Now three of Aretha’s hits from the 1960s have hit the iTunes Top 100 Singles: “Respect,” “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” and “I Say a Little Prayer.”

Additionally, Aretha’s greatest hits album is number 6 on iTunes’ album chart.

Over at amazon, it’s a similar story. Many of her albums and singles have popped up on the respective digital and physical charts.

What a stunning tribute to Aretha, the greatest singer of our time, an outstanding human being who blazed so many trails. I’m sure she feels the love.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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