Over the past few days, Aretha Franklin has been on the hearts and minds of fans all over the world. News reports stated the legendary singer deemed the Queen of Soul was suffering from an undisclosed illness. On Thursday, August 16, the 76-year-old lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. It is now a perfect time to reflect on the soul singer's illustrious career with five of her top performances. 

Aretha performs for the Obamas and other distinguish guests at the Kennedy Center Honors in December 2015. 

2. The Queen of Soul performs her hit "I Say A Little Prayer" in October 1970. 

3. Franklin gives a heartbreaking and breathtaking tribute to fellow legend Whitney Houston at the Radio City Music Hall concert in June 2014. 

4. One of her most dazzling performances came at the White House in June 1994 in front of the Clintons. She sang "You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)" to an audience of wowed onlookers.  

5. Probably her most famous performance was in the classic 1980 film The Blues Brothers. She and a group of dancers stole the show while performing "Think" in a diner.