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Published:June 9th, 2015 09:39 EST

Sassy Little Girl Channels Aretha Franklin in Tap Dance! Viral Video of the Century!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A video of a little girl named Johanna is taking the internet by storm.

The video was posted to Facebook yesterday (Sunday, June 7) and already has over 10.6 million views.


The video uploaded by Johanna`s mom, Elissa M. Colón, shows a tap dance routine with her daughter and two other girls performing to Aretha Franklin`s Respect.

The vivacious little spunk in the middle is Johanna. She steals the show with her sassy animation and her ability to actually dance on beat."


Aretha Franklin released her signature song "Respect" in 1967, but it`s still played on the radio, in clubs, and in juke boxes all over the world.

In Franklin`s rendition of "Respect" we witness a strong, fearless woman, who`s cognizant that she has everything her man wants. She demands his "respect", a none-too subtle euphemism for sex. The backup singers` refrain of Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me , drives home the point that Aretha is looking for a little bit of respect in the bedroom.

"Respect" became an anthem for the Civil Rights movement in the 60`s and 70`s, but today it`s primarily recognized as the quintessential women`s rights anthem.

Little Johanna channels Aretha and embodies girl power; you know that when this little girl grows up she`s going to demand respect from her man, and from her underlings and colleagues at work.

Johanna owned the stage; danced on beat, and provided stage directions to her hapless dance partners.

Johana and her proud parents have my respect.

You go girl!

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