It seems appropriate that Aretha Franklin’s RESPECT was selected as the best song ever by Rolling Stone Magazine on September 17.
“Respect” is a song written and originally recorded by American soul singer Otis Redding. It was released in 1965 as a single from his third album Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul and became a crossover hit for Redding. In 1967, fellow soul singer Aretha Franklin covered and rearranged “Respect”, resulting in a bigger hit and her signature song. The music in the two versions is significantly different, while a few changes in the lyrics resulted in different narratives around the theme of human dignity that have been interpreted as commentaries on traditional gender roles.
18th September is National Respect Day. Teaching respect and raising awareness about domestic and dating violence was done with the goal of ending violence against women and children.
Observe the day by becoming involved to educate respect and prevent violence.
Expect Respect Reject Neglect If he doesn't respect you Expect he'll neglect you