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Aretha Franklin covers Mariah Carey's 'Touch My Body'

This just in from the Department of Diva Affairs: A highly entertaining YouTube clip of Aretha Franklin covering Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body.”

Still, for my money, when it comes to the Queen of Soul tackling suggestive material, you can’t touch her simmering 1967 classic “Dr. Feelgood.” Did Aretha really get away with those lyrics more than 40 years ago? Scandale!

What do you think of Aretha’s “Touch My Body” cover? And what other modern hits would you like to hear her tackle next? Might I suggest 702’s “Where My Girls At”? Oh yes I might!

More on Aretha, Mariah, and 702:
Mariah Carey’s ‘Touch My Body’: Even better as a piano track?
Margeaux’s Mix: Mr. and Mrs. Mariah party with L.A. Reid in NYC
Take 5: 702 and other tragic diva groups
See which Mariah clip makes EW’s list of the best cinematic music videos

Originally posted October 27 2008 — 1:31 PM EDT

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