(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Aretha Franklin

About (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" is a 1967 single released by American soul singer Aretha Franklin on the Atlantic label. The song was co-written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, with input from Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler. Written for Franklin, the record was a big hit reaching number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and became one of her signature songs. It made history in the UK singles chart a week after her death, finally becoming a hit almost 51 years after it was first released entering at #79. Franklin also included a live recording on the album Aretha in Paris in 1968. Carole King has performed and recorded a version of the song along with Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, and many others. At the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, Aretha Franklin performed the song to honor award-recipient Carole King. 


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Looking out on the morning rain
I used to feel so uninspired
And when I knew I had to face another day
Lord, it made me feel so tired
Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
But you're the key to my peace of mind

'Cause you make me feel, you make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman

When my soul was in the lost-and-found
You came along to claim it
I didn't know just what was wrong with me
Till your kiss helped me name it
Now I'm no longer doubtful of what I'm living for
And if I make you happy I don't need to do more

'Cause you make me feel, you make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman

Oh, baby, what you've done to me?
You make me feel so good inside
And I just want to be close to you
You make me feel so alive

You make me feel, you make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman

You make me feel, you make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman

You make me feel, you make me feel

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. In a recording career that has spanned over half a century, Franklin's repertoire has included gospel, jazz, blues, R&B, pop, rock and funk. more »

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Written by: Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler

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7 facts about this song

Songwriting Facts
The song "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. They were a successful songwriting partnership, responsible for many hits in the 1960s. - Gerry Goffin wrote the lyrics, while Carole King composed the music.
Aretha Franklin Facts
It was first recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1967, and became one of her biggest hits. - The song became an anthem for female empowerment and is one of Franklin's most famous songs. - Franklin's version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
Carole King Facts
Carole King eventually recorded and released her own version of the song in 1971 on her landmark album, Tapestry. - Interestingly, King expressed that writing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" marked a turning point in her life as it encouraged her to believe in her own musical abilities.
Celine Dion Facts
Celine Dion also recorded a cover of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" for her album "Colour of My Love" in 1993.
Mary J. Blige Facts
In 1995, Mary J. Blige covered the song, and her rendition was featured on the soundtrack for the film "New York Undercover".
Performance Facts
One of the most poignant performances of the song came from Carole King herself, who sang it in tribute to Aretha Franklin at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. Franklin had passed away earlier that year.
Recognition Facts
The song was featured on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. - It was also selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry for being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

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