Song of the Day #2,262: ‘Rolling in the Deep’ – Aretha Franklin

aretha_franklinAm I mistaken, or was Aretha Franklin at death’s door a few years ago?

I guess she recovered nicely, because her 39th studio album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is due out later this year.

At 72, here’s Aretha not just alive but belting out Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ with her typical style and power.

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Song of the Day #1,279: ‘Rolling in the Deep’ – Adele

Top Ten Songs of 2011 – #1

As much as I’d like to throw out a wild card and not echo the sentiments of countless music critics the world over, I can’t see not putting Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ at the top of this list.

I first heard this song performed live on David Letterman nearly a year ago and I knew, when she reached the first chorus, that it would be a monster hit.

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Song of the Day #1,062: ‘Rolling in the Deep’ – Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff

Top Ten ‘Glee’ Performances – Season 2
#8 – ‘Rolling in the Deep’ – Rachel & Jesse

Jonathan Groff’s Jesse St. James played a key role in ‘Glee’s first season, starting a romance with Rachel at the request of her birth mother (his Vocal Adrenaline coach, played by Idina Menzel) before breaking both her heart and an egg on her head.

Groff is best friends with Lea Michele, having starred alongside her in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening, and their chemistry has been apparent in the several duets they’ve performed on ‘Glee.’

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