The Top 10 Whitney Houston songs of all-time

Posted: February 20, 2012 by vindanton in Music

By: Vin D’Anton

1963-2012

I didn’t want to do it…but I had too.

 10. When You Believe (duet with Mariah Carey)– The song was done for the Disney film The Prince of Egypt in 1998 and reviews were sort of mixed…but to be honest, deserves to be on a top 10 list because it was really the last time we remember her sounding so good and doing a good song. Everything after this was whatever Bobby Brown thought was good.  It peaked at number 15 on the charts.

 9. One Moment in Time – Whitney did this song for the 1988 Olympics and her voice suited it perfectly. The song peaked at number five on the charts and was on Billboard for 17 weeks. The inspirational song was perfect for the Olympics.

8. The Star Spangled Banner – In the Persian Gulf, Desert Storm…in Tampa Bay, Florida, Super Bowl XXV. For those two and a half minutes, Giants and Bills fans had no care that their favorite teams were about to face off in perhaps the greatest Super Bowl of all time, their hearts and minds were on America. Till this day, you still get chills watching the video, seeing the fans waving their flags and shedding tears…as Whitney sang the greatest rendition of our countries Anthem till this day. It’s not considered a Whitney song, but you’d be a fool to not include it.

7. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)– Song peaked at number one and went platinum in 1987. It is sort of the sequel to “How Will I Know” and was written by the same writers. Not any guys favorite, but a chick pop favorite for sure. She won the 1988 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.

6. Where Do Broken Hearts Go– If it wasn’t for Clive Davis, this song would not have been sung by Whitney. She thought the song had no meaning and didn’t want to do it, but Clive told her it would be a number one…and it was. While the songs meaning is only understood by adolescent girls, the vocal makes anyone feel something.

5. Didn’t We Almost Have it All– My personal favorite (and the lyrical content has nothing to do with it). Whitney was 23 at the time, and out off all the songs, it seems like she sings her ass off the whole time in this one. She nearly belts out every lyric from start to end, and its five minutes long. When she did it in concert, it wouldn’t sound like the album version because it’s that tough to sing.  Oh, it peaked number one.

4. I Have Nothing– One of two classics from The Bodyguard (we’ll get to the other one later) this song peaked at number four on the charts. Written by David Foster and Linda Thompson, Whitney has another memorable performance and the last minute and a half of the song is perhaps the best part of it. To be honest, this song is kind of forgotten because of the other Bodyguard song.

3. Saving All My Love for You– 21 years old and she was singing this song with the emotion of someone who has been waiting for the love of their life for ten years. Whitney won her first Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. All the low notes are hit smooth and more perfect than any singer we’ve ever seen. The song is actually a cover, and it was her first of her 11 number one hits. It’s a track off her first album Whitney Houston that has sold 25 million copies worldwide.

2. The Greatest Love of All– Again, 21 year old Whitney wowed us. The song, which was originally recorded by George Benson, was co-written by someone who had breast cancer who wrote about having strength, dignity and passing it on to children. Whitney, a young naïve girl at the time, sings the song as if she had the disease. A tear jerker for all parents, the number one hit song is loved and known by all, and we all connect to it no matter where we are in life.

1. I Will Always Love You– Originally a Dolly Parton song, people forget that Parton even sang it. The A cappella beginning with a slight echo in the background sets the stage for the most beautifully sung ballad in the history of music. The song was the first ever female sung song to spend fourteen straight weeks at number one on the charts and The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album sold 44 million copies worldwide, the fourth most of all time. Whitney won two Grammy’s for the song and we will always remember the belting out of “And I” for the rest of our lives. However, I can’t help but laugh that the song is being sung to a guy played by Kevin Costner.

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Comments
  1. Hello Dantonsden,
    Neat Post, I couldn’t give a damn about Whitney Houston’s death. Does this make me a horrible person? I tried to give a damn but I guess I didn’t have any left. I even watched her funeral but not a single damn was given out of me.
    All the Best

    • vindanton says:

      It really doesnt, she killed her self and was a selfish person by doing drugs and leaving her daughter like that, and ruining the most beautiful voice we ever had in music

  2. “Crack is whack” — Whitney:(

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