Rest in power aretha franklin, the queen of soul. you will be missed. your powerful voice is recognizable through the generations you have inspired. you were a role model to women and ahead of your time demanding r-e-s-p-e-c-t. 👑 📸 credit: @gettyimages
respect was originally written by otis redding and his lyrics were changed from "hey little girl, you're sweeter than honey / and i'm about to give you all of my money / but all i want you to do / is just give it, give it / respect when i come home ..." to ""oooh, your kisses," she sang, "sweeter than honey / and guess what? / so is my money ..." in her hands, "respect" became an empowering song — for black women and for all women. it was a no. 1 hit in 1967, and it became her signature song.