‘60s Song of the Day: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”

‘60s Song of the Day: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”

Over here in groovy ‘60s land, along with the beads and flowers adorning everyone’s hair (both washed and unwashed), we’d like to start a new tradition of featuring a totally psychedelic ‘60s hit every day for your listening pleasure. Each post may feature lyrics, a video, or a link where you can find either one. Feel free to post your own songs as well!

Today’s hit is Aretha Franklin’s amazing ode to self-respect. Let’s face it—anytime that woman opens her mouth, golden notes and goosebumpy air comes out. She could sing Barney songs and we’d probably still shiver. But “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” which is pretty challenging on SingStar, just has something timeless and inspiring about it. When you hear that song, you want to break up with that douchebag, slap your deadbeat boss in the face, demand the money that your friend has owed you for ten years, and maybe even get a new little black dress.

Listen to Aretha today for a boost if you feel like you’re not getting the RESPECT you deserve. And if you’re really feeling brave, play a copy at your company meeting this week, or in the car before you demand that your significant other start picking up his or her underwear (again). “Sock it to me!”