At long last, we come to Song #1 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list. It’s “Respect”, originally by Otis Redding, and of course covered by Aretha Franklin. Here’s the original:
Admit it, you’ve never heard that version before. It’s smoking hot, and Otis Redding is a national treasure. But “Respect” begins and ends with Ms. Aretha:
What else is there to say? I will say that I did some karaoke back in the day, and I can’t tell you how many women would pick this song to do, then realize as they were singing that the “Just a little bit” part is done by the backup singers, while Aretha is singing other words. Hardly anyone ever got that right, not that I can blame them. But it was always funny to watch.
Well, okay, there is one more thing to say:
And that is truly the end. I’ll have more videos beginning next week, once I figure out what videos I’ll have.