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Aretha Franklin vs Patti Labelle Who Is The True Queen Of Soul

Updated on January 6, 2011

Aretha Franklin VS Patti Labelle


Aretha Franklin VS Patti Labelle and yes it has finally come to this because we are stuck and totally cannot agree on who reins the True Queen of Soul. So we are going to make our decisions based on some of the artists’ greatest hits.

First we’re going to start out with some history on both Aretha and Patti to see if there is anything to be compared from their backgrounds.

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Accomplishments Of Two Amazing Female Artists


Aretha Franklin has been referred to for many years as the Queen of Soul already and has also been ranked number 1 on Rolling Stones all-time greatest singers list. She has won over 18 Grammys scoring 20 number 1 singles on the Billboards R&B Singles Chart. To date Aretha has scored 45 hits on Billboard Hot 100 and has more million selling singles than any female artist. That’s only among some of Aretha’s accomplishments there are lots more. Have you made your decision already?

Patti Labelle has been referred to as The Godmother Of Soul, Queen of Rock and Soul and High Priestess of Good Vibrations because of how high pitched her voice range can get. Patti has sold over 50 million records worldwide and was inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame for Lady Marmalade. Her hits have won many times for the category of Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. She has also acted throughout her career on TV shows and in Movies.

Lets Begin With Aretha Franklin


Rock Steady is one of my favorite Aretha Franklin hits, I feel that the spirit of the song is very upbeat and it has that old school feel to it, the feel that you should be in some lounge with bell bottoms on jamming.

Aretha Franklin Rocks With Rock Steady

Patti Labelle Has Something Many People Need

New Attitude is definitely what the feel of this song gives you as Patti Labelle rocks out! She shows that she can rock it with the single New Attitude without having to hit those high notes throughout the song. This gives you a type of Footloose movie feel, also a song you could lose some pounds to.

Patti Labelle Rocks with a New Attitude

Think About What You're Trying to Do to Me

Aretha Franklin demands her Respect in the hit song Think.  I loved the scene in the Blues Brothers movie at the diner; it was one of her best performances even though the man still left to do his thang. Oh well Aretha could quickly find a replacement because she just not having that bull!

Think About It Cause Aretha Will Shut You Down

Patti Labelle Is Finding the Right Kinda Lover


Patti Labelle is done with making people think about what they’re doing and just gets right to finding The Right Kinda Lover at the push of a button in her video. If only all things were that simple and by the way what exactly is The Right Kind of Lover?

Patti Labelle finds The Right Kinda Lover

Natural Woman Is How Aretha Feels


Aretha Franklin hit single Natural Woman had an extreme effect on how the men started treating their ladies back in the day because ever woman wanted someone in her life to make her feel like a natural woman and every woman wanted whoever the man was that Aretha was singing about.

You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman

Somebody Loves You Let Patti Labelle Tell It


Patti Labelle is letting you all know that Somebody Loves You Baby. Listening to this song makes you feel as though you really are loved and the feeling of being secure in a relationship or out of a relationship.

Somebody Loves You Baby

Time to Cast Your Vote

 Okay I could have went on with more videos from the two female artists but that still wouldn't make the decision any easier in the Aretha Franklin vs Patti Labelle Who Is The True Queen Of Soul hub. Look forward to seeing the results and reading your comments.

Who Is The True Queen Of Soul

Is It Aretha or Patti there can be only one

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      QueenAretha 8 months ago

      The problem is that Patti cannot sing. She screams and yells. Aretha is older now and her voice has not aged well. She was a heavy smoker which I am sure compromised her voice. Aretha is a singer. Patti Labelle is a performer.

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      Josh T 16 months ago

      Sharon Jones is my Queen of Soul!

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      Tyelyn Christian 23 months ago

      Patti Labelle deserves to have the title because Patti could always and will be always able to sing circles around Aretha. For example, Patti was singing backup for Aretha and Aretha for about from 40-50 seconds couldn't over power Patti, until Patti decided to chill out and continue harmonizing. People thinks Patti screams they hit the same exact notes it's just Patti can hit it more louder. Think about it, Aretha is 74 and her recent 1 time show "Natural Woman" caught everyone's eyes because this was her first time since the early 2000's she was able to sing without the excessive belting and sounding a little off pitch but Patti is 72 and out singing 18 year olds. Cmon now, even the greatest singers say Patti should be the Queen, but not around Aretha.

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      Adavion Buckley 2 years ago

      I agree with Luther. I bet Aretha want get on stage with Patti... and somebody said that Patti hit awkward notes, that's how she sings. It's not awkward it's Patti. Have anybody heard Aretha now? She's not the old Aretha! But Patti still has the same voice and that is what separates them.Now that's a fact and not an opinion.

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      Anthony James 3 years ago

      Both Ladies are magnificent and neither better or worse than the gifted ladies they are. Patti seems the most more easy to deal with however in life .

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      Jpeg 3 years ago

      Aretha the Queen of Soul and Patti the Godmother of soul.Both could belt powerful.Patti is a Full Dramatic Soprano while Aretha is mezzo soprano.Aretha could do phrasing,back to back,riffs and runs with her belts she's a SoulPower but Patti could bring the house down and cut off the orchestra holding an A5 belt too long,use glissando and reached Bb5,Phrasing on her upper belts with clear words,and use emotive melismas

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      Sandra jones 3 years ago

      sorry!!patty labelle wins in all catergorys voice,personality patty is a powerhouse she makes you feel it aretha or no one else can compare thank you!!!!!

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      jerome gallery 3 years ago

      Aretha is the queen and pattl can't touch her don't matter how loud she gets And that's a fact and not an opion

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      aw 3 years ago

      oh yeah i love aretha ,she gifted an one of the grattest but not sure she is the grattest who ever lived . but patti oh lord, the thing she can do with a song is like none other ,the way she can just transission like that from one note the other especialy those falsettos is magnificent

      patti all the way

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      Mo 4 years ago

      Aretha hands down! Aretha sings circles around Patti's Loud, Noisy and Screechy Voice! Patti's high notes can be awkwards at times! Patti Screams, hits sour notes and makes hick ups sounds at the end of her notes! Queen Aretha is on genius level and is the holder of the most prestigious honors held by any singer! Aretha the Greatest and most gifted singer in history with a voice like no other!

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      Donald Davis 4 years ago

      Patti LaBelle, Voice, Are Powerful!!! Aretha - Don't Have The Voice Like Patti LaBelle Have. Aretha Can't Break Windows With Her Voice!!! But Patti Could. Aretha Might Be The Queen Of Soul!!! But Patti The Queen Of Rhythem & Soul, She Can Sing Anything.

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      LUTHER 4 years ago

      I bet areath want stand on a stage and sing with Patti.

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      Pat 4 years ago

      Patti labelle....will always and forever be my QUEEN.She is the queen diva of them ALL.

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      jb 6 years ago

      Nobody touches ourQueen Aretha she's specily gifted and Blessed by God .what she does with a song no one can do it PattiDionneCissyLutherChakaDiana

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      TGerald 6 years ago

      Somebody loves u baby all the way, love Patti and Aretha...Aretha has the awards but Patti has the voice

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      Kim Lynn 7 years ago

      Nothing can beat R-e-s-p-e-c-t!





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