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The best album by Aretha Franklin is I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You which is ranked number 495 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 4,785.

Aretha Franklin is ranked number 271 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 9,551.

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Aretha Franklin best albums

The following albums by Aretha Franklin are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love YouUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1967Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1967:17Rank Score:4,785
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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2.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,870
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  78/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Aretha NowUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:632
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,762
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Young, Gifted And BlackUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1972:76Rank Score:407
Rank in 1970s726Overall Rank:3,895
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Live At Fillmore WestUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1971:142Rank Score:140
Rank in 1970s1,399Overall Rank:8,889
Average Rating:  76/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Spirit In The DarkUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1970:144Rank Score:140
Rank in 1970s1,404Overall Rank:8,924
Average Rating:  78/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Amazing GraceUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1972:172Rank Score:107
Rank in 1970s1,665Overall Rank:11,015
Average Rating:  76/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Queen of Soul
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United States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1992:292Rank Score:75
Rank in 1990s3,139Overall Rank:15,356
Average Rating:  76/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Aretha ArrivesUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1967Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1967:162Rank Score:55
Rank in 1960s1,052Overall Rank:18,620
Average Rating:  70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky)United States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1973Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1973:284Rank Score:54
Rank in 1970s2,547Overall Rank:18,901
Average Rating:  74/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 271

This may not be a complete discography for Aretha Franklin. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Aretha Franklin best tracks

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1.Respect
(from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You)
 89/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.I Say A Little Prayer
(from the album Aretha Now)
 87/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
(from the album Lady Soul)
 86/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.Think
(from the album Aretha Now)
 85/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
(from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You)
 85/100 (62 votes)
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6.Chain Of Fools
(from the album Lady Soul)
 84/100 (56 votes)
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7.Rock Steady
(from the album Young, Gifted And Black)
 84/100 (14 votes)
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8.Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
(from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You)
 84/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.A Change Is Gonna Come
(from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You)
 82/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)
(from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You)
 82/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Baby, Baby, Baby
(from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You)
 81/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
(from the album Spirit In The Dark)
 81/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Border Song (Holy Moses)
(from the album Young, Gifted And Black)
 80/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Day Dreaming
(from the album Young, Gifted And Black)
 80/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Ain't No Way
(from the album Lady Soul)
 80/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Save Me
(from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You)
 80/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Spirit In The Dark
(from the album Spirit In The Dark)
 80/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Young, Gifted And Black
(from the album Young, Gifted And Black)
 80/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Drown In My Own Tears
(from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You)
 80/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
(from the album Young, Gifted And Black)
 80/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Aretha Franklin ratings

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81/100 (from 50 votes)
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From Copeland 06/08/2014 22:48
One of the greatest vocalists to ever live.
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 12:46
Blessed with one of the strongest and most beautiful voices ever to be recorded Aretha Franklin is quite rightly known as the ‘Queen of Soul’.
Being the daughter of a Detroit preacher of great renown and, given the quality of her voice, it was no surprise the Aretha should become a star soloist in gospel choirs. At the age of 14 she was given her first recording contract singing purely gospel and religious material. In the early sixties, at the age of eighteen Aretha was given a second recording contract with Columbia records where for six years she covered standards, tried her hand at pop, jazz, blues and low key soul. The output was moderately successful but one could sense that Aretha’s heart was not in the music.

The pivotal point in Aretha’s life, and the third and most important phase of her career started when she signed with Atlantic records and came under the guidance of Jerry Wexler who realised Aretha’s massive potential. Wexler recognised an emotional volcano in Aretha, and given the massive power of her voice spotted that she just needed the right material and to be surrounded by the right musicians to erupt into superstardom. To his credit Wexler got it right almost immediately and Aretha suddenly became a strong and confident young woman whose voice was both immensely commanding at yet beautifully controlled.

Throughout the late sixties and early seventies Aretha recorded a string of wonderful albums and she also had significant success on the singles chart. Crucially, she represented the female aspect of the liberation of black Americans over this period. Here was a strong and confident young black woman, with great skill, talent and charm – the ‘Queen of Soul’ had arrived.

Not all reigns last for ever and in the late seventies soul gave way to disco and, despite embracing the new genre, in the fourth phase of her career, Aretha’s star began to wane. She would continue to have the occasional successes, most notably in the 80’s, when she teamed up with a diverse range of artists for some fine duets. She continues to be a major character in the music industry although her visits to the recording studio are now extremely rare.
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From Tamthebam 07/04/2013 13:46
She is and always will be "The Queen Of Soul" an awesome voice and 20 No.1 R&B hits says it all, well almost!
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From junodog4 06/05/2013 01:50
Queen of Soul is very appropriate. What a soulful and powerful voice.
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From eclab 01/18/2013 11:37
Marvellous vocals.
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