I love Aretha Franklin.

I didn’t realize how much I love her until one day while I was shopping at New York & Company.

While in the store (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman started blasting from the store speakers. When I tell you every woman in the store was either singing along or bobbing her head I mean just that…

Tell me this song ain’t the truth. This is one of those songs that ALL women love and feel.

Aretha Franklin has it all. She has presence. She has a powerful soulful voice like no other. The only other woman whose voice is able to move me like this is Whitney Houston.

Here are some of my favorite songs by Aretha Franklin…