Thursday, 27 September 2018

Aretha Franklin - Rolling in the Deep

Thursday, time for a cover.

"Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by British singer Adele for her second studio album, 21. It is the lead single and opening track on the album. The song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. The singer herself describes it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune". The largest crossover hit in the United States from the past 25 years, "Rolling in the Deep" gained radio airplay from many different radio formats. It was first released on 29 November 2010 as the lead single from 21 in digital download format. The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover.

The tune became popular and has been covered by various artists including, the American rock band LINKIN PARK, David Cook, Ariana Grande, Haley Reinhart, Nicole Scherzinger, THE OVERTONES, rapper Lil Wayne, Scottish band KASSIDY, John Legend made an R&B a cappella version among many others.

In 2014, Aretha Franklin covered the song on her Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics album. It was released 29 September 2014 as the collection's lead single. This version peaked at number one on the US dance chart, giving Aretha Franklin her sixth number one on the chart. Franklin thus becomes the first female, and fourth artist overall (following Lil Wayne, Jay Z and James Brown), to place 100 songs on the charts (with her first entry on the chart being "Today I Sing the Blues" in 1960). This version of a "Rolling in the Deep" was Franklin’s Last single to be released before her death in 2018.

The album version.

Live at David Lettermann Show

(Live 2014) at Kelly & Michael

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Official Aretha Franklin Web

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