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.