Listen to Aretha Franklin's fabulous cover of "Rolling in the Deep"

The soul singer takes on Adele

Published September 29, 2014 7:42PM (EDT)

Aretha Franklin  (AP Photo/Shea Walsh)
Aretha Franklin (AP Photo/Shea Walsh)

As far as music goes, there is perhaps no greater honor than one of the music's icons performing a cover of your song. Aretha Franklin is bestowing this honor upon several singers with her new album of covers, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," including Alicia Keys, Adele and Barbra Streisand. (Franklin also covers songs by Gloria Gaynor and Etta James-- here's a full list). In anticipation of the album, the singer has released a cover of Franklin singing Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," and it is as wonderful as it sounds like it would be:

By Prachi Gupta

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