Whitney Houston Top 5 Classics
13 February 2012
Soul sensation Whitney Houston tragically passed away at the age of 48 on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
The singer and actress had been due to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party that evening at the hotel, organised by her friend and record industry executive Clive Davis, but was found face down in the bath, by a member of her entourage earlier in the day. Houston’s struggle with substance abuse in recent years is no secret and although no illegal drugs were found on her person, it's believed that prescription drugs were present.
In memory of the queen of power ballads we have put together our top 5 classic Whitney tracks:
It’s Not Right But It’s Okay (1999)
Houston won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for this song. The song is a great demonstration of the her note warbling capabilities - how it should be done.
I’m Every Woman (1993)
Houston reinvigorated Chaka Khan's 1978 hit for a new generation which has taken pride of place in many ad campaigns and chick flicks.
I Have Nothing (1993)
This ultimate power ballad is a popular hit with reality show contestants; we have all seen the song destroyed far too many times. Remember how it should sound below!
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (1987)
An iconic song of the 80s, Whitney paved the way with purple lycra and a big big blonde perm.
I Will Always Love You (1992)
The list couldn't be complete without this absolute gem, memories of Kevin Costner in his prime and Houston playing a Hollywood diva all come flooding back. The song was a Dolly Parton cover and smashed the US Billboard Hot 100 spending 14 weeks at number 1.
Producer Knxwledge was also quick to knock up this tribute of the troubled singer up on his Soundcloud: