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Aretha Franklin Honored in 2018 Seahawks Training Camp Playlist: Day 14

Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Newark, NJ. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Blasting through the speakers at the Seahawks’ Training Camp practices are carefully curated melodies meant to pump up the players and crowd for a morning of fun. The Seahawks’ DJ Supa Sam normally plays a mix of rock, pop, and hip hop meant to please all audiences. However, in the wake of recent events, one song meant a little more as Seattle took the field for the final training camp practice open to fans.

 Paying tribute to the recent passing of Aretha Franklin, DJ Supa Sam included Respect, one of Franklin’s most iconic anthems. A signature song from the Queen of Soul and one of Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Songs of All Time,” Respect demands strength and confidence from its listeners.

On Thursday, her melodies were heard among everyone in attendance and brought back some fond memories and deeper thoughts, including from quarterback Russell Wilson. 

“I remember growing up to Aretha with my whole family dancing and singing to it,” a smiling Wilson recalled of Franklin, who also performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XL between the Seahawks and Steelers. “She was a woman of culture, a woman that was able to really change the circumstance of music and so to think about that and what she’s done… legends never die, as you know.”

 Franklin’s legacy will remain in those who are inspired by her music like Wilson and his wife, Ciara.

“I never got to go see [her] live in person, but I know Aretha Franklin meant a lot to Ciara [and] meant a lot to me…" Wilson said. "I know that she’ll be up in Heaven smiling down and singing her tail off.”

Check out which songs, among Aretha Franklin's, were played during the 14th day of 2018 Seahawks training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Listen to the tracks on Spotify.

Let's Do It Again - J Boog

So Good - B.o.B

Use Me - Bill Withers

The Man - Aloe Blacc

Just Got Paid - Dee Jay Silver feat. Austin Webb

Go Off - Lil Uzi Vert feat. Quavo & Travis Scott

Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison

Lose Yourself to Dance - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Mob Ties - Drake

Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones

Game Time - Flo Rida feat. Sage the Gemini

Faith - George Michael

Papa Don't Take No Mess - James Brown

Turn Down for What - DJ Snake and Lil Jon

Safari - J Balvin

Before I Let Go - Maze & Frankie Beverly

Wake Me Up - Avicii

This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan

More Bounce To The Ounce - Zapp and Roger

Flash Light - Parliament

House Party - Sam Hunt

We Takin' Over - DJ Kahled feat. T.I., Akon, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe & Rick Ross

Candy - Dillon Francis feat. Snappy Jit

Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne

Tell Me When To Go - E-40 feat. Keak Da Sneak

How You Like Me Now - The Heavy

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Celebration - Kool & The Gang

Walked In - Bankroll Fresh feat. Travis Porter & Boochie Boo

Level Up - Ciara

Hammer Time - Lecrae feat. 1k Phew

Still Fly - Big Tymers

Diamond Teeth Samurai - YoungBoy Never Broke Again

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