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Released: March 1967

While Otis Redding originally had a hit with this track in ’65, it would take two years, a phenomenal soul voice, some backing “sock it to me”s and a formidable "R-E-S-P-E-C-T” breakdown to really set the track on fire. Two Grammys and countless covers later and it’s entered our musical lexicon as shorthand for girl power, soul power and, well, respect.

 
 

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