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Friday, August 9, 2013

Whitney Houston: Top 50 Songs

Whitney Houston would have been 50 years old today. Here are her top 50 songs according to the DMDB. The list was originally posted on the blog on February 12, 2012 (In Memory of Whitney Houston. As with most DMDB lists, rankings are determined by chart stats, sales figures, airplay, ranking in the overall DMDB (which aggregates all-time best-of lists), and an aggregate of best-of lists focused just on Whitney Houston songs.

1. I Will Always Love You (1992)
2. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (1987)
3. How Will I Know (1985)
4. Greatest Love of All (1986)
5. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (1995)

Check out a vocal-only version here to see just how astonishing her singing was when the
“’80s dance-pop cheese” was stripped away.

6. Saving All My Love for You (1985)
7. Didn’t We Almost Have It All (1987)
8. I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990)
9. All the Man I Need (1990)
10. I Have Nothing (1993)

11. Where Do Broken Hearts Go (1988)
12. So Emotional (1987)
13. I’m Every Woman (1993)
14. When You Believe (with Mariah Carey, 1998)
15. You Give Good Love (1985)

16. It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay (1999)
17. One Moment in Time (1988)
18. Run to You (1993)
19. I Believe in You and Me (1996)
20. My Love Is Your Love (1999)

21. Heartbreak Hotel (with Faith Evans & Kelly Price, 1998)
22. Love Will Save the Day (1988)
23. Step by Step (1996)
24. Count on Me (with CeCe Winans, 1996)
25. Miracle (1990)

26. My Name Is Not Susan (1991)
27. Hold Me (with Teddy Pendergrass, 1984)
28. The Star Spangled Banner (live, 1991)
29. Why Does It Hurt So Bad? (1996)
30. I Learned from the Best (1999)

31. Queen of the Night (1993)
32. Could I Have This Kiss Forever (with Enrique Iglesias, 2000)
33. It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be (with Aretha Franklin, 1989)
34. I Look to You (2009)
35. All at Once (1985)

36. If I Told You That (with George Michael, 2000)
37. Million Dollar Bill (2009)
38. Something in Common (with Bobby Brown, 1992)
39. Try It on My Own (2003)
40. Same Script, Different Class (with Deborah Cox, 2000)

41. Fine (2000)
42. One of Those Days (2002)
43. If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (with Jermaine Jackson, 1986)
44. My Heart Is Calling (1997)
45. I Belong to You (1991)

46. Whatchulookinat (2002)
47. We Didn’t Know (with Stevie Wonder, 1992)
48. Look into Your Heart (1994)
49. One Wish for Christmas (2003)
50. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength (2009)


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