(1985) 30 Greatest Hits

Aretha Franklin

... read more30 Greatest Hits zeroes in on Aretha Franklin's prime recording period for Atlantic, from her breakout in 1967 with "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" through the end of 1974, during which the Queen of Soul truly reigned over the charts -- she averaged over one pop hit every two months. This...

01:40′:20″ 30 Songs

1
Aretha Franklin
I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
2:51
2
Aretha Franklin
Respect
2:27
3
Aretha Franklin
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
3:16
4
Aretha Franklin
Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)
3:22
5
Aretha Franklin
Save Me
2:21
6
Aretha Franklin
Baby, I Love You
2:44
7
Aretha Franklin
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
2:45
8
Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools
2:47
9
Aretha Franklin
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
2:25
10
Aretha Franklin
Ain't No Way
4:17
11
Aretha Franklin
Think
2:19
12
Aretha Franklin
I Say A Little Prayer
3:36
13
Aretha Franklin
The House That Jack Built
2:21
14
Aretha Franklin
See Saw
2:46
15
Aretha Franklin
The Weight
2:59
16
Aretha Franklin
Share Your Love With Me
3:21
17
Aretha Franklin
Eleanor Rigby
2:38
18
Aretha Franklin
Call Me
3:57
19
Aretha Franklin
Spirit In The Dark
4:03
20
Aretha Franklin
Don't Play That Song
3:02
21
Aretha Franklin
You're All I Need To Get By
3:37
22
Aretha Franklin
Bridge Over Troubled Water
5:33
23
Aretha Franklin
Spanish Harlem
3:34
24
Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady
3:16
25
Aretha Franklin
Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
3:42
26
Aretha Franklin
Day Dreaming
3:59
27
Aretha Franklin
Wholy Holy
5:33
28
Aretha Franklin
Angel
4:30
29
Aretha Franklin
Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
3:28
30
Aretha Franklin
I'm In Love
2:51
Released 01 June 1985, 1985 Atlantic Recording Corp., manufactured and marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company

Review

30 Greatest Hits zeroes in on Aretha Franklin's prime recording period for Atlantic, from her breakout in 1967 with "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" through the end of 1974, during which the Queen of Soul truly reigned over the charts -- she averaged over one pop hit every two months. This two-disc set delivers all of her classics ("Respect," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Chain of Fools," "Think," "Spanish Harlem," "Rock Steady"), plus much more excellent material for those who won't recognize much more than the songs (and there are quite a few) that have entered the cultural consciousness ("I Say a Little Prayer," "The Weight," "Spirit in the Dark," "Day Dreaming"). It's a great foundation to any collection that has yet to be equaled by a pair of Rhino sets, the two-volume Very Best of Aretha Franklin from 1994 and Aretha's Best from 2001. ~ John Bush