About the song
Aretha Franklin’s iconic song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” was released in 1967 as part of her album “Lady Soul.” The song was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and quickly became one of Franklin’s signature hits, solidifying her status as the “Queen of Soul.”
The song’s emotional depth and powerful vocals quickly captured the hearts of listeners and critics alike. With its soulful melody and touching lyrics, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” became an anthem for women everywhere, expressing the joy and gratitude of feeling truly loved and appreciated.
The song’s timeless appeal has been maintained for over 50 years, with numerous artists covering and performing it. The impact of the song was further solidified in 2015 when Franklin performed it at the Kennedy Center Honors, leading to a standing ovation from the audience and even bringing then-President Barack Obama to tears.
The song’s enduring popularity led to its inclusion in various films, TV shows, and commercials, ensuring that its message continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. Its influence has also extended beyond the music world, inspiring countless women to embrace their natural beauty and worth.
Aretha Franklin’s rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” has left an indelible mark on music history, with its timeless appeal and powerful message continuing to inspire and uplift listeners around the world. As we celebrate the legacy of the “Queen of Soul,” it is clear that the impact of this iconic song will continue to be felt for generations to come.