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Definitely one on the best!
Best pop song of all time. - PeeledBanana
Much better by Dolly Parton, who wrote it.
To be honest... I always thought she was white. Could it be she's biracial? Because, neither her skin color nor her facial features really look typically black. - Martin_Canine
This is one of the greatest songs of all time in my opinion. There is also a famous cover by Aretha Franklin. Both version are beautiful. Warwick's version is more uplifting, and she sings the melody more strictly, Franklin's sounds more dramatic, with a choir and a dominant piano, and she takes many liberties with the melod, and almost constantly belts. - Martin_Canine
Your point is taken that this particular number really doesn't lend itself to Aretha's style, although she has done "soft(er) and sweet" with considerable aplomb in her career. But when it comes to sheer virtuosity with stunning power, control, and the ability to raise goose flesh at her will, it's Aretha, hands down.
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