Can You Get Through Aretha Franklin’s Performance of ‘Natural Woman’ Without Crying? (President Obama Couldn’t)
Bow down to the Queen of Soul.
Aretha Franklin brought the house down – and brought President Obama to tears – when she performed her 1967 classic “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6, which aired Tuesday night.
Taking to the piano, Franklin closed the ceremony’s tribute to singer-songwriter Carole King, who co-wrote “Natural Woman” for Franklin.
Her rendition at the ceremony moved many in the audience to tears – including President Obama, who was seen wiping his eyes and singing and dancing along from his seat next to King and First Lady Michelle Obama.
From King’s palpable euphoria to Franklin’s fur-dropping high notes, this video just might be the key to your peace of mind. Take a look and see if you can hold back your tears.