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Aretha Franklin onstage performing at 'VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin' held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect. LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel);

Bill McClintock has made a name for himself as the go-to for musical mash-ups. This time, he may have outdone himself. Aerosmith is such a powerhouse of stadium rock bands. So how to you make one of their songs even better? Just add Aretha. The Queen of Soul lends her amazing vocals to one of Aerosmith’s most beloved hits. And what came out is pure gold.

This mash-up starts with that classic hit Sweet Emotion, which is some sweet listening on its own. Then, you get those smooth vocals from Aretha. And just when you think you’ve made it to the peek of musical perfection, that moment…when Aretha hits that high note over Joe Perry’s guitar lick. Can you imagine the energy if they had done this together live? Crazy.

Aerotha Franklin - "Rock Emotion"

billmcclintock #mashupMusic used in this mashup:Aerosmith - Sweet EmotionAretha Franklin - Rock SteadyRick Derringer - Rock and Roll, Hoochie KooThanks a mi...