Following her passing, some of the Queen Of Soul's biggest hits look like they'll appear on this week's charts.
Aretha Franklin’s music looks set to re-appear on the ARIA Charts this week as fans around Australia remember the late, great Queen Of Soul.
On the Singles Chart, both ‘Respect’ and ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ could return to the Top 50. Both songs were hits in Australia when originally released, hitting #14 in 1967 and #8 in 1968, respectively.
A number of compilations of Franklin’s music could hit this week’s Albums Chart including the re-entering Respect - The Very Best Of, as well first time entries The Very Best Of Aretha Volume 1 – The '60s, 30 Greatest Hits, Together - The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin & Otis Redding, The Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings, Original Album Series, Best Of Aretha Franklin and A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).
During the ARIA era (1983-present), Franklin scored her biggest hit singles in Australia with ‘Freeway Of Love’ (#6 Sept. ’85), the Eurythmics collaboration ‘Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves’ (#15 Dec. ’85) and the duet with the late George Michael, ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ (#1 Mar. ’87).
Her most recent Top 50 Albums Chart appearance was with Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics (#30 Nov. ’14).