In the realm of music, many legendary icons exist that have inspired and influences the younger generation of singers and a prominent name among those legends is Whitney Houston, the greatest of all. Her songs are a piece-of-art for generations that still warm our heart. Her estimated 170-200 million albums were sold world-wide and she is the first one to sell one million albums in a solo week. She has influenced several African American women artists who track her paths with her significant songs. Whitney is the only artist to chart seven uninterrupted no.1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. The successful lady passed away in 2012 at the age of 48 and left behind her memorable recordings for her fans. Have a look over the top 10 best songs of Whitney Houston still sung and hummed by many of us:
Top 10 Whitney Houston Songs
I Will Always Love You (1990)
The song was recorded and written by Dolly Parton in 1973 from the album Jolene and released in 1994. Later the cover version of the song was sung by Whitney Houston for the movie The Bodyguard. The track conducted in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, on number one position, and became one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song gained my honorable awards over the years.
I Have Nothing (1992)
Here is another song – I Have Nothing, sung by Whitney Houston and written by Linda Thompson and David Foster for the album called The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album and released in 1993. This was the second song which placed on the Billboard Hot 100 from The Bodyguard. The track accomplished commercial success around the world and received numerous positive responses from critics.
I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990)
The first song of the self-titled album (I’m Your Baby Tonight) album. The track was written by L.A. Reid and Babyface. The song was nominated for Grammy Award and it was one of the best songs from her career. Houston has contributed many great songs to the music industry and the track is one them.
How Will I Know (1985)
The track is from her debut album with her own name (Whitney Houston (album)) and became the biggest hit of the career that helped her to reach the top in the world of music. The song was released in 1985 and produced by Arista Records. It was composed by Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill for Janet Jackson, which later she extends further. Whitney then re-composed and recorded the song for her debut album.
Greatest Love Of All (1985)
Whatever she did, she did the best. Greatest Love of All is yet another song, in which she gave her vocal. Though the song was originally made for George Benson but the cover version of the song by Houston in 1985 became drastically hit and reached the number one in various countries.
All The Man That I Need (1990)
The song was written by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford and recorded by Linda Clifford as the name of All The Man I Need, but in 1991, Whitney came with another version as All the Man That I Need, and emerged as commercially booming in the world. The song considers as the greatest hit of her career.
So Emotional (1987)
Whitney Houston came up with two eponymous albums, the debut one was Whitney Houston and second was Whitney, which gained positive reviews throughout her career. So Emotional is another song from her own name album called, Whitney. The track was written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg. The song successfully reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in several countries.
Saving All My Love For You (1985)
Houston’s experiments on other greatest songs made them even move greatest, just like here is one more single, in which she had done the cover version of the original song for her debut album. The original song was recorded for the album titled Marilyn & Billy, but in 1985, after releasing the cover version, Houston won her first Grammy Award and gained positive reactions from the worldwide.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (who loves me) (1987)
The song was written by Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill for the second Houston’s album Whitney. It was the second song to win the “Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” and reached on the Billboard Hot 100 chart more than 10 countries.
Where Do Broken Hearts Go (1987)
Whitney Houston’s debut album is the biggest hit of her career, but her second studio album Whitney surpassed all her previous records. The single, Where Do Broken Hearts Go is one another song from the same album. Written by Chuck Jackson and Frank Wildhorn for Houston, but the singer denied to record the song as she felt the song would not work. Later convincing her by Clive Davis, Whitney agreed to work on it and the single accomplished as the number one in the US.