Although I have mixed feelings on the hat there is no denying that Ms. Franklin still has a set of pipes that can stop anyone dead in their tracks. Her moving rendition of "My Country Tis Of Thee" got me thinking about another cover song that she's performed perfectly. Namely, her version of Otis Redding's "Respect".
After a quick search I found a list of the world's top remade greatest hits over at the song list site Pop Culture Madness and guess what was #1?
This playlist includes the first 10 songs of the Pop Culture Madness list.
Which do you agree with and which do you think should have been in the top 10?
Top 10 Remade Greatest Hits
1. Respect- Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
2. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers (Les Baxter)
3. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam (J. Frank Wilson)
4. Twist and Shout - Beatles (Isley Brothers)
5. Mack the Knife- Louis Armstrong (Lotta Lenya)
6. Sea of Love- Honeydrippers (Phil Phillips)
7. Handy Man - James Taylor (Jimmy Jones)
8. Mony Mony - Billy Idol (Tommy James)
9. Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley (Carl Perkins)
10. You Really Got Me- Van Halen (Kinks)
- Aretha Franklin
- Michelle Obama
- Otis Redding