Aretha embodies “Joy” with this 1994 take on the classic hymn.
Aretha makes magic with this holiday classic.
One of Aretha’s early holiday cuts overflows with emotion.
Aretha made not one, not two, but three appearances on the Four Tops’ 1995 Christmas album, Christmas Here With You. She delivered 2 sung lines
Aretha gave us two versions of Ave Maria over the years: one for church, and one for the holiday party.
O Holy Night
No studio version exists, but there are two live performances.
Aretha brings opera to Christmas.
It sat unreleased for 36 years, but Aretha’s “My Way” is better than Frank Sinatra’s.
A Change Is Gonna Come
Aretha narrates Sam Cooke’s classic as Sam, in tribute to Sam, and with her own changes in mind.
First Snow In Kokomo
One of the most beautiful things Aretha ever wrote and recorded.
Come To Me
The opening cut from Aretha’s 1980 Arista debut showcases a singer with something to prove.
The Lord Will Make A Way
Aretha adds some pure gospel into her 2008 Christmas LP.
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Aretha stormed the gates and seized ownership of this classic before Simon & Garfunkel could even get their hands on their Grammys.
Look To The Rainbow
Aretha takes a page from Dinah Washington & the composer of “Over The Rainbow” on this 1986 cover.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Aretha’s take on this Christmas staple is a slow-paced, melismatic vocal show out.
O Christmas Tree/ O Tannenbaum
Aretha gets into the Christmas spirit with this classic, and surprises an audience with an impromptu version in 2015
This retro groove gave 80’s Aretha a nostalgic 60’s feel.
Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
Stevie Wonder brought Aretha one of her most enduring hits. Stevie sang it first, but Aretha’s version is the standard, and made chart history.