Skip to comments.What Was Whitney Houston's Best Song? [Saving All My Love For You and National Anthem at Super Bowl]
Posted on 02/11/2012 8:34:41 PM PST by Steelfish
What Was Whitney Houston's Best Song? By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
Singing superstar Whitney Houston has died at age 48, her publicist reported Saturday. Few details on the cause or circumstances of the singer's death were immediately available, though her life was troubled by drug use.
Whatever the facts of her death, fans are left with memories of some of the most stunning and powerful songs ever recorded by a female artist. Here are some of the songs we will remember Houston by.
"Didn't We Almost Have It All?"
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Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem in 1991 (HD)
Her national anthem performance was at the Super Bowl.
Thanks. I stand corrected.
Whitney’s Greatest Song?
Dolly Partons I will always love you.
Oops I guess that’s Dolly’s Song.
She performed the National Anthem at both the Superbowl in ‘91 and gave a somewhat lesser known, but equally passionate rendition at a welcome home concert for Desert Storm vets in Norfolk...
Whitney Houston - All The Man That I Need
Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
The last name is Houston. And who are you again? Oh yeah, nobody cares LOL.
Agree. Whitney had a wonderful voice, but Dolly’s “I Will Always Love You” is much much better. So much feeling.
That was awesome.
I know my Heavenly Father is all wise and loving, and his ways are inscrutable; but that does NOT relieve any of my brain cramps over why Whitney died, but that scum Bobby Brown is still walking areound topside!
“I Will Always Love You” (even if my husband hates it).
It’s better than Dolly’s - much different so it’s easy to judge. Not only better vocally, but PLENTY of emotion to it and without the hillbilly hick ululations.
No disrespect to Dolly. I love her, but she’s been beaten.
“How Will I Know?’’
Her best songs are the ones you mentioned in the title and that’s it. And that they threw so many awards at her feet shows everything that’s wrong with the music industry today. It’s all about the star and the music is secondary. Like my brother said once: “Why is waterboarding considered torture but being forced to listen to ‘I will always love you’ 1000 times a day on the radio not?
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
I have to go with “I will always love you.” I’ve heard Dolly Parton sing it, and Roger Whittaker also did a version, but my favorite rendition is Whitney Houston’s.
Whitney Houston - Run To You
Yes, the thing about I Will Always Love You is that it was from the movie Bodyguard. Kevin Costner is her bodyguard & in one scene they are in this hole in the wall place & hear the original song by Dolly. Then she does her own version of the song later in the movie. And the lyrics go with her situation w/Kevin Costner in the movie, just as the lyrics had meaning for Dolly’s situation way back when she first sang them. Dolly’s such a sweetheart, I imagine she saw it as the tribute it was.
My first memories of Whitney were as a model in Seventeen magazine, then all her songs were part of the soundtrack of my life in the 80s.
I just watched her last interview from the link on Drudge & she said she knew she had many saints praying for her. Whatever her problems, she appeared to me to be a believer in Jesus.
I always found the lyrics to that one annoying. “Just trust your feelings” is such bad advice - it’s probably how she got hooked up with that loser she was married to.
You know, to be honest I never cared for any of her music, but I’m fine with those who did having their say and remembering her talent. Just as I hope they do when I get all weepey-eyed over the death of one of my 50s or 60s idols.
But I do remember her singing the National Anthem at one of the Superbowl games, and she did a magnificent job of it, with all the respect and dignity that it deserved, and for me that will always be her greatest contribution.
It is always a loss when someone so talented passes before their time, but the best way to honor their memory is to remember the joy they brought, and keep the speculation and moral judgements to ourselves.
She had so many flaws. We all do. But she was magnificent.
“the death of one of my 50s or 60s idols.”
Unfortunately, I’m usually surprised to find out some of these are (or were, 24 hrs prior) alive!
Then I find out many of them are “only” my parents’ age or a bit younger - and it seems impossible! Sometimes 1960 seems not so long ago, other times it seems it’s been a century.
Being a fan of music in general (yes, I listened to “oldies” about as much if not more than ‘80s), I am always interested and a bit saddened by these deaths. In Houston’s case, though, she is a bit young and thus it’s somewhat super-shocking. I’m surprised to find she’s younger than my sister.
Yes. Thank you for your post—the whole of it. I agree and know she was a believer. She also lost to her demons. God bless us all that struggle with demons may God reign supreme!
I liked the credits on the label, which I believe included (W. Houston/F. Key)
It was just amusing to see the author's name.
I’m Every Woman (my favorite)
She was very talented and I love her voice. But I absolutely hate her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, as well as many who emulate her. Stylized crap. Anyone who sings it should first have to spend a night getting bombarded at Ft. McHenry. They would sing a different tune.
Now there's a singer, with my favorite of his being Durham Town. Roger Whittaker, Vaughn Monroe and Tex Beneke comprise a short list of some of the finest male vocalists of my lifetime, each with a distinctive style.
With all due respect to Whitney Houston fans, I'd personally rank Karen Carpenter at the head of the list for female vocalists. She added a totally new dimension to Leon Russell's This Masquerade.
I've never understood how people are considered good singers because they scream at the top of their lungs and try to turn any note into an attempt to go up and down the scale 32 times.
Same thing with that munchkin up in Canada, what's her name, Celine Dion? When Dion got done with My Heart Will Go On, my ears were bleeding.
Sorry, but Houston might have had a couple good songs, but in this case, Dolly's song I will always love you, Houston ruined it with her "I will always love you ou ou ouou ou ou!"
“I Look To You”
Some of her “gospel” music sung about her demons.
You’re totally right about “And I Will Always Love You.” I don’t dislike Whitney, she had some great songs early in the ‘80s, but she just about ruined Dolly’s gorgeous, poignant song. It was soulful and almost.. trembling, the way Dolly sang it, so beautiful. Then here comes Whitney and it sounds like she’s screaming it through a bullhorn. Unreal. I hate that such a great song is now associated with that performance. Instead of Dolly’s original.
Wow, you’re crazy. I’m not even a huge Dolly fan, but the original is about as full as emotion as you can get - it was about Dolly’s breakup with her husband/manager, and it was poignant and almost halting. Compared to Whitney, god rest her soul, who took it as an exercise in vocal range showboating and over-performing to extremes.
But, to each their own.
To me, Dolly’s version of the song was rather ho-hum and forgettable, while Whitney’s version ranks as one of my all-time favorite songs.
We each have our own taste in music.
By far, the anthem was one of her greatest pieces of work, especially since she had only once chance to perform it live. As a lifelong Giants fan, Super Bowl XXV was one of my most cherished childhood memories made sweeter when Houston chose to face the Giants’ sideline as opposed to the Bills’ on the same side as the NFL officials as she was directed to do.
For me, it was One Moment In Time. Just loved that song especially when it was connected to the Olympics.
“All The Man That I Need” is one of my favorites also. Beautiful woman. Beautiful voice. Too bad she got mixed up with that no talent jerk Bobby Brown.
Whitney Houston - All The Man That I Need
I agree with All The Man That I Need. I loved Run To You, too.
She was beautiful and had a great voice, but, like Celine Dion, she would wind up screaming. Could not stand to listen.
And I am really, really sick of the obscene amount of coverage her death has gotten. Last night, with FOX, you would have thought a head of state had passed away.
God rest her soul.
Her rendition of the National Anthem is the only thing from her that made it to my iPod, so I have to choose that.
I don’t see what’s so great about that. The National Anthem is not an R&B/soul song, and I can’t stand it when it is sung as such. It does not require ridiculous high notes and lots of self aggrandizing.
Boy, you blew that 1.
It’s ‘”DON’T” trust your feelings’.
I was responding to a post that claimed there was more emotion in Dolly’s version. I disagree with that. I didn’t say Dolly had no emotion.
But if I compare I can’t take too much ulalating of the hillbilly type. I love country music (there is little music I DON’T like), but I can take the accents fine, but not the instantaneous out-of-tune up&down tones often employed as in here. Funny how Whitney is accused of “up & down” but not country singers like Dolly.
Plus, there is the arrangement. Whitney’s has serious orchestration, which I also love.
Damn - I’ve been hearing that wrong for 25 years (although I’m not sure I’ve heard it at all in the last 15.)
I know everyone loves to hate Bobby but I think that she really loved him. He was bad for her but to really be able to love someone genuinely is a gift from God. We should pray for him.
I believe Whitney was a Christian with many problems but God's love for His children lasts forever even when we in many ways fail. To have someone you really love and to be loved back, even if very imperfectly, is a gift. Some people go through life and never really know the strong love of another. Whitney's love for Bobby was unconditional and so can our's be. Let's pray for his salvation.
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