There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind about the fact that Patti Labelle is one of the most powerhouse divas of the century. A fierce voice of Soul and RnB – Patti LaBelle can still light the stage up with fire the way she did in the early 1960’s while putting her chops to work with the Bluebelles.
In her fifty plus years of career, Patti has released 18 studio album, 3 Live albums and over 45 singles. Regarded as the ‘Godmother of Soul’, the Grammy award winning singer’s last studio album was ‘Miss Patti’s Christmas’ which came out back in 2007. And after a gap of 10 years Miss LaBelle is back with her first studio album, entitled ‘Bel Hommage’ where she experiments with Jazz like never before.
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In tribute of her first album in a decade releasing in the month of her 73rd birthday, let us take a look at 10 of her very best songs, that show you every corner of the very essence of ‘being Patti’
Here are miss LaBelle’s ten best songs in no particular order:
1) There’s a Winner in You (1986)
2) Going On a Holiday as part of LaBelle (1973)
3) Over The Rainbow as part of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles (1966)
4) On My Own – with Michael MacDonald (1986)
5) Stir It Up (1985)
6) You Are My Friend (1977)
7) If You Asked Me To (1989)
8) Somebody Loves You Baby (1991)
9) If You Only Knew (1984)