Classic Hit Academy - Empowering Songs for Women - "Respect" by Aretha Franklin

Written and originally released by Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for soul singer Aretha Franklin.
With only a few changes in the lyrics, the stories told by the two versions have a different flavor.
Redding’s version is a plea from a desperate man, who will give his woman anything she wants. as long as he gets his due respect when he brings money home
However, Franklin’s version is a declaration from a strong, confident woman, who knows that she has everything her man wants. She never does him wrong, and demands his “respect”

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