American singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin, has passed away at the age of 76. Over the course of a professional career that spanned more than half a century, Franklin’s songs not only topped the charts but became part of the vernacular.

In honor of the Queen of Soul, here is our Top 12 Favourite Aretha Franklin songs:

1. Respect
2. Natural Woman
3. I Say a Little Prayer
4. Wonderful
5. Jimmy Lee
6. A Deeper Love
7. Who’s Zoomin Who
8. Ever changing times ft Michael Mcdonald
9. I knew You were Waiting with George Michael
10. Love All the Hurt Away ft George Benson
11. Freeway of Love
12. Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves with Annie Lennox