Aretha's Greatest Hits

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Aretha's Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Aretha Franklin
Released September 9, 1971
Recorded 1967–1971
Genre Soul, R&B, Pop
Label Atlantic
Producer Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin
Aretha Franklin chronology
Aretha Live at Fillmore West
Aretha's Greatest Hits
Young, Gifted and Black
Singles from Aretha's Greatest Hits
  1. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
    Released: May 9, 1971
  2. "Spanish Harlem"
    Released: July, 1971
  3. "You're All I Need to Get By"
    Released: September 20, 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
The Rolling Stone Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Aretha's Greatest Hits is the third compilation album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on September 9, 1971 on Atlantic Records, The compilation features three new recordings: "Spanish Harlem", "You're All I Need to Get By" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". The album reached Billboard's Top 20 and eventually sold over 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Spanish Harlem" (Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector) - 3:30
  2. "Chain Of Fools" (Don Covay) - 2:45
  3. "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" (Ahmet Ertegün, Betty Nelson) - 2:48
  4. "I Say a Little Prayer" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 3:30
  5. "Dr. Feelgood" (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) - 3:18
  6. "Let It Be" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 3:28
  7. "Do Right Woman - Do Right Man" (Dan Penn, Chips Moman) - 3:15

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon) - 5:31
  2. "Respect" (Otis Redding) - 2:26
  3. "Baby I Love You" (Ronnie Shannon) - 2:39
  4. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Gerry Goffin, Jerry Wexler, Carole King) - 2:39
  5. "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" (Ronnie Shannon) - 2:47
  6. "You're All I Need to Get By" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 3:34
  7. "Call Me" (Aretha Franklin) - 3:18


Not to be confused with ...[edit]

Aretha has many similarly named albums, including:


Refer to Aretha Franklin Discography for a list of all of Aretha's albums.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau review
  3. ^ Marsh, Dave in: Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (Editors). The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1st edition, Random House/Rolling Stone Press, 1979, p. 137, 598.