Whitney Houston singles poll

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what is it about "Million Dollar Bill" that ppl find appealing

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost -- Confession -- I loathed that song when it first hit, to the point where I would turn off the radio when I heard it start. ("You Give Good Love" I happily adored.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 17 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

She had a great voice but all of her songs are borefests imho. Is there any single in here that isn't an over-emotional ballad?

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes

ploppawheelie V (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 February 2012 06:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know, something in the 3 minute mark that doesn't feel like the aural equivalent of a diabetic coma?

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I need examples, kevin! pretty please?

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you don't like "how will I know" you should prob give up, yeah

ploppawheelie V (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 February 2012 06:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

:(

ploppawheelie V (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 February 2012 06:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've just listened to it and I didn't like it :/. It still has all the problems I find in her music; corny synth strings, unnecesary bombast like the sax solo and the filler guitar riffs and the chorus is drilled into your brain 64 times before the song ends.

She had a great, powerful voice... pairing it with excessive gimmicks and maximalist choruses that keep on adding muso rubbish each new bar is overload for me.

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I tried :(

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

You are the devil.

Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ p much :(

ploppawheelie V (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 February 2012 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Her first two albums were produced by the same person that brought us Kenny G so I'm not surprised I find no love in my heart for her music. She was typecasted into milquetoast territory since her early days.

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 07:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now you are a dog latin devil.

Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 07:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i prefer my Whitney as A+ effervescent dance-pop: How Will I Know vs. I Wanna Dance w/ Somebody vs. So Emotional

Jurgis Rudkus // Dick Butkus (Pillbox), Friday, 17 February 2012 07:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok, I'm sorry... I'll find my way out of this thread. I just wanted to check if there was something in her entire discography that was different from what I've heard from her and which I might have overlooked.

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 07:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

voted how will i know. nothing else even comes close, such a jam.

psychgawsple, Friday, 17 February 2012 07:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I almost forgot to vote! *forehead slap*

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 February 2012 07:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

"It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" holds up really well. the vid is shameful tho

i also dig her sprechgesang in "I'm Your Baby Tonight" right after the chorus. she had a thing for fast vocal delivery, too bad she became a melismatic nutso instead

cock chirea, Friday, 17 February 2012 08:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

How Will I Know vs. I Wanna Dance w/ Somebody vs. So Emotional

OK, scratch So Emotional. It has some fine payoff moments, but the production is cluttery & i could really do without the constant shredding. the chorus is great, though! (which, I guess, must be why I remember it being a favorite, when in fact it is not)

the other two, though.. The vox on HWIK are untouchable, and IWDWS is just pure aces all around. hmmm

Jurgis Rudkus // Dick Butkus (Pillbox), Friday, 17 February 2012 08:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

voted "i have nothing"

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 08:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good choice.

I keep wavering b/w that and "How Will I Know".

DO-ONT. MAAKE. MEEEE. CLO-OSE!!! ONE MORE DOOOOOOOR.

Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 10:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moka, try I'm Your Baby Tonight. new jack excellence

gospodin simmel, Friday, 17 February 2012 10:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

surprised no one told moka to try "it's not right but it's okay" or "my love is your love" which are the classic whitney songs for the "finally she's not doing power ballads and is singing over ~kool beatz~" crew

if u leave imma crank wu-tang in my black matte truck (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 10:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

(but for all that they are still amazing)

if u leave imma crank wu-tang in my black matte truck (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 10:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to "Didn't We Almost Have It All". This song makes me think of my dad so much. His favourite pop song is probably "That's What Friends Are For". I don't really understand this approach to pop (for him I think it's the broadway resemblance), but it makes me think of my family home too much for me to hate it.

Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

had to go w/ How Will I Know. anything else would have been a lie.

Jurgis Rudkus // Dick Butkus (Pillbox), Friday, 17 February 2012 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

My Love Is Your Love

The Invisible Superstars (dog latin), Friday, 17 February 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

As Lex/Tim foresaw upthread, I'm not a big fan of the power ballads (although I appreciate her voice is incredible on these). My Love Is Your Love has such an incredible groove though...

The Invisible Superstars (dog latin), Friday, 17 February 2012 13:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

share my life, take me for what i am
cuz i'll never change all my colours for you
take my life, i'll never ask for too much
just all that you are and everything that you do

^^all-time POW opening lines imo

if u leave imma crank wu-tang in my black matte truck (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 13:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

stay in my arms if you dare
or must i imagine you there?

"i have nothing" might actually be an even better example of the "loneliness of queens" as per mark s's essay on "i will always love you"

if u leave imma crank wu-tang in my black matte truck (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 13:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

or must I emerge in you there

Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moka, try I'm Your Baby Tonight. new jack excellence

― gospodin simmel, viernes 17 de febrero de 2012 10:20 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

surprised no one told moka to try "it's not right but it's okay" or "my love is your love" which are the classic whitney songs for the "finally she's not doing power ballads and is singing over ~kool beatz~" crew

― if u leave imma crank wu-tang in my black matte truck (lex pretend)

Ok, this is more like it. I always thought 'it's not right' was a Tony Braxton song, dunno why. I actually like these ones much better.

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Saving All My Love For You" is the only one, for me, where the production doesn't spoil and date the song, the 1980s/90s equivalent of "with strings."

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was warbling "The Greatest Love of All" while getting my two-year-old dressed this morning and my four-year-old daughter told me to quit singing Christmas songs.

pplains, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody", duh.

Turrican, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol PP

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was warbling "The Greatest Love of All" while getting my two-year-old dressed this morning and my four-year-old daughter told me to quit singing Christmas songs.

I blame it on my cat like screetching. :-( They ALWAYS tell me to stop. :-(

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Never ever would pick that one. That video was so awful. But difficult to choose a fave.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 17 February 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

the I wanna Dance w Somebody hair is problematic for me

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 February 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

"So Emotional" with its synthetic production reminds me of Wilson Phillips deliberately singing "I wanna be impulsive!"

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Greatest Love of All 0

!!

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

You Give Good Love 0

o_O O_o

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guess I should've voted my heart and "I Have Nothing."

My Love Is Your Love 7
Heartbreak Hotel (with Faith Evans and Kelly Price) 0

Not sure I really get this preference.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

am I wrong for loving the "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" hair?

The Reverend, Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes, yes you are

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's just...so...EPIC tho

The Reverend, Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's terrible

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's amazing

The Reverend, Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


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