Aretha Franklin discography

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This discography is a list of the albums and singles by Aretha Franklin.

Albums[change | edit source]

Studio albums[change | edit source]

Year Album Chart positions[1] US
certificates[2]
Record label
US US
R&B
UK[3]
1956 Songs of Faith JVB/Battle
1961 Aretha (with the Ray Bryant Combo) Columbia
1962 The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin 69
1963 Laughing on the Outside
1964 Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington
Runnin' Out of Fools 84 9
1966 Soul Sister 132 8
1967 Take It Like You Give It
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 2 1 36 Platinum Atlantic
Aretha Arrives 5 1
Take a Look 173 22 Columbia
1968 Lady Soul 2 1 25 Platinum Atlantic
Aretha Now 3 1 6 Platinum
1969 Soul '69 15 1
Soft and Beautiful 29 Columbia
1970 This Girl's in Love with You 17 2 Atlantic
Spirit in the Dark 25 2
1972 Young, Gifted and Black 11 2 Platinum
1973 Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) 30 2
1974 Let Me in Your Life 14 1
With Everything I Feel in Me 57 6
1975 You 83 9
1977 Sweet Passion 49 6
1978 Almighty Fire 63 12
1979 La Diva 146 25
1980 Aretha 47 6 Arista
1981 Love All the Hurt Away 36 4
1982 Jump to It 23 1 Gold
1983 Get It Right 36 4
1985 Who's Zoomin' Who? 13 3 49 Platinum
1986 Aretha 32 7 51 Gold
1989 Through the Storm 55 21 46
1991 What You See Is What You Sweat 153 28
1998 A Rose Is Still a Rose 30 7 Gold
2003 So Damn Happy 33 11
2008 This Christmas, Aretha 102 DMI
2011 (TBR) Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love - DMI
"—" marks that the album failed to chart or was not certified

Soundtrack albums[change | edit source]

Year Album Chart positions[1] US
certificates[2]
Record label
US US
R&B
1976 Sparkle 18 1 Gold Atlantic
"—" marks that the album did not chart

Albums that are a collection of older songs[change | edit source]

Year Album Chart positions[1] US
certificates[2]
Record label
US US
R&B
UK[3]
1967 Aretha Franklin's Greatest Hits 94 10 Columbia
1969 Aretha's Gold 18 1 Atlantic
1970 Sweet Bitter Love Columbia
1971 Aretha's Greatest Hits 19 3 Atlantic
1972 In the Beginning: The World of Aretha Franklin 1960–1967 160 Columbia
1976 Aretha After Hours
Ten Years of Gold 135 29 Atlantic
1980 Aretha Sings the Blues Columbia
1981 The Legendary Queen of Soul 209
1984 Aretha's Jazz Atlantic (UK)
1985 30 Greatest Hits Atlantic
1986 The First Lady of Soul 89 Stylus
1992 Jazz to Soul Columbia
Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings 99 Rhino
1993 Chain of Fools
1994 Greatest Hits (1980–1994) 85 23 27 Platinum Arista
The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Vol. 1 (The 60's) Platinum Rhino
The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Vol. 2 (The 70's)
Queen of Soul: The Very Best of Aretha Franklin 20
1996 Sings Standards Sony Music
1997 The Early Years Legacy
A Natural Woman & Other Hits Rhino
Respect & Other Hits Gold
1998 The Delta Meets Detroit: Aretha's Blues
Spanish Harlem
Think & Other Hits
This Is Jazz, Vol. 34 Sony Music
Greatest Hits 38 Global TV
2001 Love Songs Sony Music
Aretha's Best Rhino
2002 Respect: The Very Best of Aretha Franklin 15 Warner Music
Queen in Waiting: The Columbia Years 1960–1965 Legacy
2003 Platinum & Gold Collection Arista
2007 Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign 87 Atlantic
Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen 54 7 Arista
2010 The Very Best of Aretha Franklin 59 Rhino
2011 Great American Songbook Legacy
"—" marks that the album did not chart or was not certified

Live albums[change | edit source]

Year Album Chart positions[1] US
certificates[2]
Record label
US US
R&B
1965 Yeah!!! Aretha Franklin in Person with Her Quartet 101 8 Columbia
1968 Aretha in Paris 13 2 Atlantic
1971 Aretha Live at Fillmore West 7 1 Gold
1972 Amazing Grace 7 2 2× Platinum
1987 One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism 106 25 Arista
2005 Don't Fight the Feeling (with King Curtis) Rhino
2007 Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live in Philly, 1972
"—" marks that the album did not chart or was not certified

Singles[change | edit source]

Recordings made with JVB Records (1956–1959)[change | edit source]

Year Single Chart positions
US US
R&B
1956 "Never Grow Old" 1
1959 "Precious Lord (Part 1)" 2
"—" marks that the single did not chart
  • 1 "Never Grow Old" was reissued by Checker Records in 1957, 1968 and 1973.
  • 2 "Precious Lord (Part 1)" was reissued by Checker Records in 1960 and 1967.

Recordings made with Columbia Records (1960–1966)[change | edit source]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
A/C
1960 "Today I Sing the Blues" 10
1961 "Won't Be Long" 76 7
"Are You Sure"
"Operation Heartbreak" (A-side) 6
"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" (B-side) 37
1962 "I Surrender, Dear" (A-side) 87
"Rough Lover" (B-side) 94
"Don't Cry, Baby" 92
"Just for a Thrill" (A-side) 111
"Try a Little Tenderness" (B-side) 100
"Trouble in Mind" 86
1963 "Here's Where I Came In (Here's Where I Walk Out)" (A-side) 125
"Say It Isn't So" (B-side) 113
"Skylark"
"Kissin' by the Mistletoe"
1964 "Soulville" 121
"Runnin' Out of Fools" 57 30
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"
1965 "Can't You Just See Me" 96
"One Step Ahead" 119 18
"(No, No) I'm Losing You" 114 34
"You Made Me Love You" 109 32
1966 "Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket"
"Until You Were Gone"
"Cry Like a Baby" 113 27
"—" marks that the single did not chart

The following singles were released or re-released after Franklin left Columbia.

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
1967 "Lee Cross" 31
"Take a Look" 56 28
"Mockingbird" 94
1968 "Soulville" (re-release) 83
1969 "Jim"
"Today I Sing the Blues" (re-release) 101
"—" marks that the single did not chart

Recordings made with Atlantic Records (1967–1979)[change | edit source]

Year Single Chart positions[4] US
certificates[5]
US US
R&B
US
A/C
UK[3]
1967 "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" (A-side) 9 1 Gold
"Do Right Woman-Do Right Man" (B-Side) 37
"Respect" 1 1 10 Gold
"Baby I Love You" 4 1 39 Gold
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" 8 2
"Chain of Fools" 2 1 43 Gold
1968 "Satisfaction" 37
"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" (A-side) 5 1 47 Gold
"Ain't No Way" (B-side) 16 9
"Think" (A-side) 7 1 26 Gold
"You Send Me" (B-side) 56 28
"The House That Jack Built" (A-side) 6 2
"I Say a Little Prayer" (B-side) 10 3 4 Gold
"See Saw" (A-side) 14 9 Gold
"My Song" (B-side) 31 10
1969 "The Weight" (A-side) 19 3
"Tracks of My Tears" (B-side) 71 21
"I Can't See Myself Leaving You" (A-side) 28 3
"Gentle on My Mind" (B-side) 76 50
"Share Your Love with Me" 13 1
"Eleanor Rigby" 17 5
1970 "Call Me" (A-side) 13 1
"Son of a Preacher Man" (B-side)
"Spirit in the Dark" (with The Dixie Flyers) (A-side) 23 3
"The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)" (with The Dixie Flyers) (B-side)
"Don't Play That Song" (with The Dixie Flyers) 11 1 13 Gold
"Border Song (Holy Moses)" (A-side) 37 5
"You and Me" (with The Dixie Flyers) (B-side)
1971 "You're All I Need to Get By" 19 3
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" (A-side) 6 1 40 Gold
"A Brand New Me" (B-side)
"Spanish Harlem" 2 1 6 14 Gold
"Rock Steady" (A-side) 9 2 Gold
1972 "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)" (B-side) 73 9
"Day Dreaming" 5 1 11 Gold
"All the King's Horses" (A-side) 26 7
"April Fools" (B-side)
"Wholy Holy" 81 49
1973 "Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)" 33 8
"Angel" 20 1 44 37 Gold
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" 3 1 33 26 Gold
1974 "I'm in Love" 19 1
"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" 47 6
"Without Love" 45 6
1975 "With Everything I Feel in Me" 20
"Mr. D.J. (5 for the D.J.)" 53 13
1976 "You" 15
"Something He Can Feel" 28 1
"Jump" (A-side) 72 17
"Hooked on Your Love" (B-side)
1977 "Look into Your Heart" 82 10
"Break It to Me Gently" 85 1
"When I Think About You" 16
1978 "Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)" 103 12
"More Than Just a Joy" 51
1979 "Ladies Only" 33
"Half a Love" 65
"—" marks that the single did not chart or was not certified

Recordings made with Arista Records (1980–2007)[change | edit source]

Year Single Chart positions[4] US
certificates[5]
US US
R&B
US
A/C
US
Dance
UK[3]
1980 "United Together" 56 3
1981 "What a Fool Believes" 17 39 46
"Come to Me" 84 39
"Love All the Hurt Away" (with George Benson) 46 6 49
"It's My Turn" 29
1982 "Livin' in the Streets"
"Jump to It" 24 1 4 42
"Love Me Right" 22
1983 "This Is for Real" 63
"Get It Right" 61 1 9 74
"Every Girl (Wants My Guy)" 7
1985 "Freeway of Love" 3 1 11 1 68
"Who's Zoomin' Who" 7 2 10 1 11
"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" (with Eurythmics) 18 66 10 9
1986 "Another Night" 22 9 21 4 54
"Freeway of Love" (re-release) 53
"Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You" 30 9 78
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" 21 20 58
"Jimmy Lee" 28 2 17 19 46
1987 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with George Michael) 1 5 2 12 1
"Rock-A-Lott" 82 25 4 84
"If You Need My Love Tonight" (with Larry Graham) 88
1988 "Oh Happy Day"
"If Ever a Love There Was" (with Four Tops) 31 26
1989 "Through the Storm" (with Elton John) 16 17 3 41
"It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" (with Whitney Houston) 41 5 18 29
"Gimme Your Love" (with James Brown) 48 79
1991 "Everyday People" 13 33 69
"Someone Else's Eyes" 53
"What You See Is What You Sweat"
1992 "Ever Changing Times" (with Michael McDonald) 19 11
"Someday We'll All Be Free"
1994 "A Deeper Love" 63 30 1 5
"Willing to Forgive" 26 5 22 17
"Jump to It" (CJ's Master Mix) 18
"Honey" 114 30
1996 "It Hurts Like Hell" 116 51
1998 "A Rose Is Still a Rose" 26 5 1 22 Gold
"Here We Go Again" 76 24 1 68
"In Case You Forgot"
2003 "The Only Thing Missin'" 53 7
"Wonderful" 46
2007 "Put You Up on Game" (with Fantasia) 41
"—" marks that the single did not chart or was not certified

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