People die everyday unnoticed, but few pass who have had such a global reach and impact on the lives of so many people at once. Such was the affect legendary singer Whitney Houston had on several generations of people. No female vocalist held as many records as this incredible vocalist, from the number of albums sold, the number of #1 hits generated, and of course her incredibly visible fall from grace to her comeback.
In light of the death of legendary singer and actress Whitney Houston, I got to thinking about how many songs were favorites of mine from this incredible vocalist from a time before autotune and purely studio bands. You know, back when singers actually had to be able to sing! And so here it is below.
10. One Moment In Time
From the 1988 Los Angeles Olympics
09. Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Music video of “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” by Whitney Houston. If somebody loves you, won’t they always love you? What a prolific question.
08. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (C) 1987 Arista Records
07. All At Once
From the 1987 Grammy’s Awards. With an introduction by legendary Diva Diana Ross
06. When You Believe
From the Prince of Egypt Soundtrack with Whitney Houston.
05. It’s Not Right, But It’s Ok
Music video by Whitney Houston performing It’s Not Right But It’s Okay. (C) 1999 Arista Records Inc.
04. I’m Every Woman
Music video by Whitney Houston performing I’m Every Woman. From the 1992 The Bodyguard soundtrack- Arista Records
05. How Will I Know
Music video by Whitney Houston performing How Will I Know. (C) 1991 Arista Records
04. Run To You
Yet another favorite song from her 1992 The Bodyguard soundtrack.
03. Didn’t We Almost Have It All
Music video by Whitney Houston performing Didn’t We Almost Have It All. (C) 1987 Arista Records
02. I Will Always Love You
The biggest hit of 1992 and again from the movie The Bodyguard
01. (Tie) National Anthem – 1991 Superbowl
Gives me chills every time I hear it. With out a doubt, the best ever performance of the National Anthem.
01. (Tie) I Believe In You And Me
Music video by Whitney Houston performing I Believe In You And Me, From the 1996 film with Denzel Washington The Preacher’s Wife Arista Records
R.I.P Whitney Houston