Saturday, February 11, 2012

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

I'm sure you just heard the news about Whitney Houston, one of the most well-loved music artists in the industry. Houston was also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. Houston was also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide and has become one of the music influences of many artists today. And now, to pay tribute for this well known diva, I'm listing down my Top Favorite songs of Whitney Houston. Again, the list below is subjectively made, feel free to share your own list and rankings.

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

TOP 5 GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME)"



"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is the first single from Whitney Houston's second studio album Whitney. The original arrangement was more of a country tune but was transformed to make it a dance song by Walden. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at 30th Grammy Awards."I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" was released as the first single from Houston's second studio album, in May 1987. It entered the Billboard Hot 100, the issue dated May 16, 1987, at number thirty-eight, her highest debut in 1980s. Internationally, the song was a massive hit, becoming her most successful single at the time. It reached number one in about twelve countries.

TOP 4 GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO"



"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" is the fourth single from Whitney Houston's second album, Whitney. The ballad was released in February 1988. Initially, Houston did not want to record the song, feeling there was no special message to convey. However, Arista Records CEO Clive Davis believed the song would go to number one if she recorded it, so she agreed. The single became Houston's seventh consecutive number one single in the United States. Worldwide, "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" was not as commercially successful as her previous singles from the album Whitney.

TOP 3 GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"GREATEST LOVE OF ALL"




"The Greatest Love of All" is a song written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed and originally recorded by George Benson for the 1977 Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. The song was later popularized by Whitney Houston. Creed wrote the lyrics in the midst of her struggle with breast cancer. The words describe her feelings about coping with great challenges that one must face in life, being strong during those challenges whether you succeed or fail, and passing that strength on to children to carry with them into their adult lives. Creed eventually succumbed to the disease in April 1986 at the age of 36; at the time her song was an international hit by Whitney Houston. Many critics called the single the centerpiece of Houston's debut album.

TOP 2 GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU"




"Saving All My Love for You" is a song written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin with arrangement by Gene Page. It was originally a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978 on their album Marilyn & Billy (although Davis’ voice was not heard on their version). This article focuses primarily on the cover version by Whitney Houston, the second hit single from her self-titled debut album. The song charting topped Billboard Hot 100, being her first number one in the chart.This jazzy ballad is about a love affair with a married man, and the singer is saving all her love for him. Houston won the 1986 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and the American Music Award for Favorite R&B/Soul Video for "Saving All My Love For You".

THE GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU"




"I Will Always Love You" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton in 1973, who first released the song as a single in 1974. In 1992, singer Whitney Houston recorded the song for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, her film debut. Houston and producer David Foster re-arranged the song as a soul ballad. Her record company did not feel a song with an a cappella introduction would be as successful; however, Houston and Costner insisted on retaining the a cappella intro. Houston's version was a massive worldwide success, appearing at number 68 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time." The single spent 14 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, which at the time was a record. The single became Houston's longest run at number one, smashing her previous record, which was three weeks with 1986's, "Greatest Love of All." It is also the longest running number one single from a soundtrack album. Houston's single made a massive international success, peaking at number one of the singles charts in almost all countries, including the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, spent 13 weeks at the top.

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