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Aretha Franklin — Respect
Album: 30 Greatest Hits
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Total ratings: 1857









Released: 1971
Length: 2:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
''(Ooh)'' What you want
''(Ooh)'' Baby, I got it
''(Ooh)'' What you need
''(Ooh)'' Do you know I got it?
''(Ooh)'' All I'm askin'
''(Ooh)'' Is for a little respect when you get home
''(Just a little bit)'' Hey, baby
''(Just a little bit)'' When you get home
''(Just a little bit)'' Mister
''(Just a little bit)''

I ain't gonna do you wrong
While you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong
''(Ooh)'' 'Cause I don't wanna
''(Ooh)'' All I'm askin'
''(Ooh)'' Is for a little respect when you come home
''(Just a little bit)'' Baby
''(Just a little bit)'' When you get home
''(Just a little bit)'' Yeah
''(Just a little bit)''

I'm about to give you
All of my money
And all I'm askin'
In return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home
''(Just a, just a, just a, just a)'' Yeah, baby
''(Just a, just a, just a, just a)'' When you get home
''(Just a little bit)'' Yeah
''(Just a little bit)''

Ooh, your kisses
''(Ooh)'' Sweeter than honey
''(Ooh)'' And guess what?
''(Ooh)'' So is my money
''(Ooh)'' All I want you to do for me
''(Ooh)'' Is give it to me when you get home
''(Re, re, re, re)'' Yeah, baby
''(Re, re, re, re)'' Whip it to me
''(Respect, just a little bit)'' When you get home, now
''(Just a little bit)''

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, T-C-B

Oh
''(Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)''
A little respect
''(Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)''
Whoa, yeah
''(Just a little bit)'' A little respect
''(Just a little bit)'' I get tired
''(Just a little bit)'' I keep on tryin'
''(Just a little bit)'' You're runnin' out of fools
''(Just a little bit)'' And I ain't lyin'
''(Just a little bit)''

''(Re, re, re, re)''
Respect when you come home
''(Re, re, re, re)''
Or you just might walk in
''(Respect, just a little bit)''
And find out I'm gone
''(Just a little bit)''
Comments (226)add comment
Haha.  Love that there are slivers of red and yellow on this song.  It takes all kinds.
Who is T-C-B. ? 
Because it sounds like he was in trouble. 
What a voice!!! There will never be another Aretha.
YES! One of my favorites! R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Chair dancing! 
Amerikas grösste Soul-Legende ist nicht mehr
One of the greats. She'll be missed.
Sadly gone, but happily never forgotten. pxd
Danke Aretha und auf Wiedersehen
Respects.
Alas, still timely:
https://www.betootaadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cosby.jpg
Now where did I leave my hat and my dark sunglasses? {#Dancingbanana_2}
Instant flashback to the days of Jake and Elwood
GODLIKE
 Skydog wrote:
check this cover out by an Ann Arbor group that was on local TV a lot
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA7M9D_DGbk
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The Rationals were our Box Tops

 
Thanks for that.  I think that was Robin Seymour introducing the Rationals.  Remember Club 1270?
 Fabienne wrote:
Sitting on a floor with 40 people, trying not to sing and not to dance. 
Grooving around on my desk {#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano} 

  Can't afford chairs? That's harsh.


check this cover out by an Ann Arbor group that was on local TV a lot
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA7M9D_DGbk
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The Rationals were our Box Tops
 oldfart48 wrote:


2 plays in a month, and complaints by the 2 people who gripe about anything good.  find another hobby{#Ass}

 

And I am sure that RP is the first and only place they have heard this song too.{#Moon} Another note, can't believe they rejected Do Right Woman, by far her best song imo.{#Eek}
 BillG wrote:
 rpdevotee wrote:
BILL AND REBECCA, PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

"Can you put a price on "Respect"? It likely isn't zero. Yet, ironically, Aretha Franklin's version of this classic empowerment anthem has never earned one penny for the singer in its decades of airplay on American radio stations" 

"American AM-FM radio stations are only obligated to pay the writers of the songs they air, not the performers."

Read the whole story and learn about the "Content Creators Coalition" here:

https://mag.newsweek.com/2014/02/21/putting-price-radio-play.html#


We're already on Aretha's side on that one.  Note that it's US terrestrial broadcast (AM/FM) stations that are exempt from paying royalties to performers. Internet & satellite stations definitely do pay.

 
To Bill & Rebecca;                   {#Notworthy}  {#Notworthy}  {#Notworthy}  {#Notworthy}    {#Notworthy}  {#Notworthy}  {#Notworthy}  {#Notworthy}
 Catecaneverall wrote:
My boss just walked in on me doing a little desk-dancing... {#Redface}

 
Oh well. Get him is own set of head phones!  {#Lol}
Sitting on a floor with 40 people, trying not to sing and not to dance. 
Grooving around on my desk {#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano} 

Dancing....


 BillG wrote:

We're already on Aretha's side on that one.  Note that it's US terrestrial broadcast (AM/FM) stations that are exempt from paying royalties to performers. Internet & satellite stations definitely do pay.

 
This post is another of the reasons I love Radio Paradise, thanks Bill!
 oldfart48 wrote:
if you hate great music so f-ing much, why are you here? there is last.fm in London for programmable pablum
 
Pedro1874 said nothing about disliking this song, or Aretha.
Try to keep up.
 rpdevotee wrote:
BILL AND REBECCA, PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

"Can you put a price on "Respect"? It likely isn't zero. Yet, ironically, Aretha Franklin's version of this classic empowerment anthem has never earned one penny for the singer in its decades of airplay on American radio stations" 

"American AM-FM radio stations are only obligated to pay the writers of the songs they air, not the performers."

Read the whole story and learn about the "Content Creators Coalition" here:

https://mag.newsweek.com/2014/02/21/putting-price-radio-play.html#


We're already on Aretha's side on that one.  Note that it's US terrestrial broadcast (AM/FM) stations that are exempt from paying royalties to performers. Internet & satellite stations definitely do pay.
BILL AND REBECCA, PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

"Can you put a price on "Respect"? It likely isn't zero. Yet, ironically, Aretha Franklin's version of this classic empowerment anthem has never earned one penny for the singer in its decades of airplay on American radio stations" 

"American AM-FM radio stations are only obligated to pay the writers of the songs they air, not the performers."

Read the whole story and learn about the "Content Creators Coalition" here:

https://mag.newsweek.com/2014/02/21/putting-price-radio-play.html#




 oldfart48 wrote:


2 plays in a month, and complaints by the 2 people who gripe about anything good.  find another hobby{#Ass}

 
{#Flamed}
{#Heartkiss} ........ has to be G O D L I K E
 coomerfan wrote:
How many musicians can say that their signature song was a cover?  Of this magnitude?

 
thank you Otis Redding !!!
did not compute; don't get us tripping and then jerk us around -- we are listening
HOO!{#Dancingbanana}
 Pedro1874 wrote:

In Library: Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
In Library: Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
In Library: Aretha Franklin - My Song
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Respect
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Think
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Come Back Baby
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Evil Gal Blues
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Satisfaction
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Walk On By
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Winter Wonderland
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Without The One You Love
Rejected: Aretha Franklin and Members of the Fame Freedom Choir - Joy To The World

 

if you hate great music so f-ing much, why are you here? there is last.fm in London for programmable pablum
 rdo wrote:


I agree.  I never want to hear this again.

 

2 plays in a month, and complaints by the 2 people who gripe about anything good.  find another hobby{#Ass}
My boss just walked in on me doing a little desk-dancing... {#Redface}
I just cranked the volume and timed my weight lifting workout to this classic dudes, it's great for uplifting your attitude!
 rpdevotee wrote:
PLEASE STOP PLAYING THIS SONG SO MUCH!!

We listen to RP because it is supposed to be an alternative to mainstream radio which overplays songs like this.

Aretha Franklin is amazing BUT "RESPECT" IS NOT HER ONLY SONG!!

I challange RP to play any other song from Aretha Franklin!

 

I agree.  I never want to hear this again.
Baby, what you want,
I got it."

Yes, ma'am; you do. 
{#Bananapiano}
 rpdevotee wrote:
PLEASE STOP PLAYING THIS SONG SO MUCH!!

We listen to RP because it is supposed to be an alternative to mainstream radio which overplays songs like this.

Aretha Franklin is amazing BUT "RESPECT" IS NOT HER ONLY SONG!!

I challange RP to play any other song from Aretha Franklin!
 
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
In Library: Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
In Library: Aretha Franklin - My Song
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Respect
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Think
In Library: Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Come Back Baby
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Evil Gal Blues
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Satisfaction
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Walk On By
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Winter Wonderland
Rejected: Aretha Franklin - Without The One You Love
Rejected: Aretha Franklin and Members of the Fame Freedom Choir - Joy To The World
 fredriley wrote:
One line that's always had me mystified, and might be a mondegreen. After "R.E.S.P.E.C.T" does she sing "take up TCP"? I could understand that if yer man had halitosis, mind :o)
 
I always thought the acronym was "TCB" - which meant "take (or taking) care of business", even before the BTO song or Elvis Presley's use of the term.
 rpdevotee wrote:
PLEASE STOP PLAYING THIS SONG SO MUCH!!
 
According to the song info: "Plays in last 30 days: 2". I wouldn't count that as "so much"...
One line that's always had me mystified, and might be a mondegreen. After "R.E.S.P.E.C.T" does she sing "take up TCP"? I could understand that if yer man had halitosis, mind :o)
PLEASE STOP PLAYING THIS SONG SO MUCH!!

We listen to RP because it is supposed to be an alternative to mainstream radio which overplays songs like this.

Aretha Franklin is amazing BUT "RESPECT" IS NOT HER ONLY SONG!!

I challange RP to play any other song from Aretha Franklin!
Bill - you been reading my comments, baby!
Anyone who rated this song a 1 must have crapped the bed and rolled in it before they got up that day.
Time for a Workin-On-A-Sunday-DANCEBREAK!!!!
Is it just me or do RP listeners tend to overrate "classic" tracks like this.

I know, I know..."It's just you." Beat ya to it.
Sing it girlfriend!!!!!!{#Bananasplit}
 Toke wrote:
No wonder she is known as the 'Queen Of Soul' that is ''SOUL' as opposed to the so called soul today which has no reference to the soul as the likes of Aretha which comes from the inner soul not some booming drum/bass garbage alis soul.

Sorry about that outburst but having lived through the 60's era and being a big fan of SOUL I get really pissed when I hear the garbage of today
.

 
That's okay. You're allowed. Like me, you've lived through it when it was new.

dancing in my chair and spilling my coffee...excellent way to start my day.
 rpdevotee wrote:
Why is it that the album is called "Definitive Soul Collection", but you would never know it's a collection because THIS IS THE ONLY ARETHA FRANKLIN SONG YOU WILL EVER HEAR!!
 
Open your ears than!

No wonder she is known as the 'Queen Of Soul' that is ''SOUL' as opposed to the so called soul today which has no reference to the soul as the likes of Aretha which comes from the inner soul not some booming drum/bass garbage alis soul.

Sorry about that outburst but having lived through the 60's era and being a big fan of SOUL I get really pissed when I hear the garbage of today
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 rpdevotee wrote:
Why is it that the album is called "Definitive Soul Collection", but you would never know it's a collection because THIS IS THE ONLY ARETHA FRANKLIN SONG YOU WILL EVER HEAR!!
 

HA!!! Great comment.  You're absolutely right.  
Sock it to me.{#Good-vibes}
Why is it that the album is called "Definitive Soul Collection", but you would never know it's a collection because THIS IS THE ONLY ARETHA FRANKLIN SONG YOU WILL EVER HEAR!!
very nice photo!
 
calypsus_1 wrote:

Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles by elflickrdeltrabajodefoto
https://www.flickr.com/photos/galeriajimmarshall/

Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA.
5 de marzo de 1971.

Copyright All rights reserved
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Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles by elflickrdeltrabajodefoto
https://www.flickr.com/photos/galeriajimmarshall/

Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA.
5 de marzo de 1971.

Copyright All rights reserved
.
 psg wrote:

and shrill ...

 

No it ain't.  Leave the room and shut up.
How many musicians can say that their signature song was a cover?  Of this magnitude?
{#Notworthy}
 stevematic wrote:
Aretha is a national treasure
 
Worth her weight in gold? Might pay off the national debt...

Sorry, that was just mean...
 sirdroseph wrote:


Oh I agree though there are some exceptions, mostly Beatles and Led Zepplin related.
 

No exceptions.

I was a huge Zep, Beatles, Floyd fan, etc. and at almost 52 years old, I've heard enough of it. If I never hear Comfortably Numb again that will be fine with me. Every note is permanently engraved in my brain anyway.
 rpdevotee wrote:
There comes a time when ANY song, no matter how good, can be played too much...
When a pop song thos old is played this much for decades...it reaches that point.  Arethra was a brilliant musician with many wonderful songs worth exploring 
 

Oh I agree though there are some exceptions, mostly Beatles and Led Zepplin related.
Great song, but would rather hear some Do right woman bout now!{#Yes}
 fredriley wrote:
"R.E.S.P.E.C.T, take out TCP"? Great song, great voice, they very literally don't make them like that any more. Viva Motown!
 
Take care— TCB*
*(Take Care of Business)

This was playing on the radio at work a few days ago while I was watering the plants in the greenhouse, and before I realized it, I was dancing to it.  Yeah, with customers wandering around and everything.  Aretha just does that to me...  Truly and deservedly the Queen of Soul!{#Dancingbanana}
"R.E.S.P.E.C.T, take out TCP"? Great song, great voice, they very literally don't make them like that any more. Viva Motown!
Doesn't get  much better.
There comes a time when ANY song, no matter how good, can be played too much...
When a pop song thos old is played this much for decades...it reaches that point.  Arethra was a brilliant musician with many wonderful songs worth exploring 


 BRT wrote:
this is getting worn out and old
 
and shrill ...

 michaelc wrote:

1000  years from now it will still be fresh. She is one of a kiinf
 
1,000,000 eons from now she will still be the one and only.

Sock it to me, sock it to me, etc.

Living Stone ==> Respect   ~~~   much respect Bill (Rebecca) thx
 BRT wrote:
this is getting worn out and old
 


1000 years from now it will still be fresh. She is one of a kiinf


 Bazooka wrote:

..."4 Fried Chickens and a Coke..."


 

And some dry white toast
Bill, your beautiful transition from Tori's Body & Soul to Respect has not gone unnoticed. Bravo!{#Hearteyes}
Aretha is a national treasure
 lysisphere wrote:
Bill is playing this for Stingray who is having a very bad day and getting it all over everyone.
 

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!
sooo-soooo thankful indeed!
FINALLY!!!

Respekkk, Bill....

Bill is playing this for Stingray who is having a very bad day and getting it all over everyone.
this is getting worn out and old
 Pharlap wrote:
From the ridiculous (Tori Amos) to the sublime (Retha) in one easy segway (sic?)
 
You read my mind.

aaahh yessss !! peggy bundy's favourite !

..."4 Fried Chickens and a Coke..."


She stepped out of church and shook the world.
Whip it to me.
I can't help but think of Otis at Monterey Pop as he goes into this number...
 redstorm wrote:
You cannot listen to this song...and not dance! {#Jump}
 
You wanna bet several billion dollars? 

 redstorm wrote:
You cannot listen to this song...and not dance! {#Jump}
 

I was just thinking the same thing as I sit here bopping in my chair!
Her voice is so powerfull and clear! This timeless song deserves definetly a 10!  {#Dance}
{#Dancingbanana}  the Queen is in the building!!!!!!!!...40 plus  yrs and still sounding Way Good!!!!
You cannot listen to this song...and not dance! {#Jump}
Headlining Inaguration Day, less than a month away!  
From the ridiculous (Tori Amos) to the sublime (Retha) in one easy segway (sic?)
 redstorm wrote:
aretha, diana, billie, ella, they are the UNDISPUTED DIVA's!!! people dont comprehend thier depth, power and magnetism, please dont take these lesser lights like alicia keys, madonna or mariah and call then diva's, they are scullery maids
 
Now, AMEN TO THAT!

 holborne wrote:
Uh, what on earth would compel someone to rate this song a 1? I mean, I don't care if you don't like this sort of music or whatever, but if you rate this song a 1 you really should just pack it in.

 

It is not often that I miss being a New Yorker.  However, when I read comments such as this one, I really miss New Yorkers.  Somewhere out there are ten lost souls who rated this a 1.  Screw 'em!
 romeotuma wrote:


Now, this is one of the classic greats!
 
Yup! And may I recommend a viewing of Tom Dowd: The Language of Music? He was the engineer at Atlantic Records responsible for Aretha, Cream, Ray Charles...the list goes on and on and on. A very interesting documentary, as is the counterpart DVD about Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic's founder.

https://www.thelanguageofmusic.com/


Chairdancing!




respect.......we have!  - ** 9 **



I need this song!
Uh, what on earth would compel someone to rate this song a 1? I mean, I don't care if you don't like this sort of music or whatever, but if you rate this song a 1 you really should just pack it in.

Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me!  {#Bananasplit}

re re re re - GODDESS.  Word.



Now, this is one of the classic greats!


Just perfection . . .  {#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}
siandbeth wrote:
Gotta bring it down from a 9 to an 8 for her lack of respect towards animals. Get that fur off yourself, Aretha! Best Aretha album: The First 12 Sides.
Do you have a diamond?
GREAT.
nigelr wrote:
And Amen once again!
Ditto!
aretha, diana, billie, ella, they are the UNDISPUTED DIVA's!!! people dont comprehend their depth, power and magnetism, please dont take these lesser lights like alicia keys, nora jones, madonna or mariah carey and call them diva's, they are scullery maids

siandbeth wrote:
Gotta bring it down from a 9 to an 8 for her lack of respect towards animals. Get that fur off yourself, Aretha! Best Aretha album: The First 12 Sides.
And I'll bet you wear leather shoes, don't cha?
R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
mekblom wrote:
This is the antidote to that Tori Amos song that was just played. Thank you!
And Amen once again!
Gotta bring it down from a 9 to an 8 for her lack of respect towards animals. Get that fur off yourself, Aretha! Best Aretha album: The First 12 Sides.
10. volume 10 too.
Danny_G wrote:
just cause
The QUEEN herself, still unreachable .... 10
hey rp on a roll, thanks for aretha right after tori. just what i needed :yes:
mekblom wrote:
This is the antidote to that Tori Amos song that was just played. Thank you!
what Mekblom said :jump:
mekblom wrote:
This is the antidote to that Tori Amos song that was just played. Thank you!
Amen!