It’s been a tough day. But this news is gratifying.
Fans have put 18 singles and 17 albums by Aretha Franklin on the iTunes charts.
Aretha is currently holding down the top 4 positions on the singles charts. “Respect” is number 1.
On the album chart, she’s got many different albums including a greatest hits package at number 1 and her best selling gospel album, “Amazing Grace,” at number 5.
The top four singles include “Respect,” “Natural Woman,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “Chain of Fools.”
Two of her finest, “Ain’t No Way” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” are also in the top 100. New fans should look for a great record from 1974 called “Without Love,” written by her sister Carolyn and covered two years later by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.
Aretha’s favorite ballad was “Sweet Bitter Love,” which is also worth a listen.