The Queen of Soul passed away this morning at the age of 76.

The following 10 songs are standout examples of her gifts, a starting point in exploring her unrivaled career.

Precious Lord (Take My Hand) [Part Two], 1956

Respect, 1967

Do Right Woman, Do Right Man, 1967

Chain of Fools, 1967

I Say a Little Prayer, 1968

The Weight, 1969

Spirit in the Dark, 1970

First Snow in Kokomo, 1972

School Days, 1980

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, 2015