Whitney Houston singles poll

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it's amazing

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

i have to say, i wasn't gonna like actively hate on on campaign against IWALY getting votes itt, but i really feel it is an appropriate tribute to her body of work to see it tied for 10th place here

some dude, Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Impulsive" is my favorite Wilson Phillips single.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

My Love Is Your Love 7
I'm Your Baby Tonight 4
Love Will Save The Day 3

^^^ this is amazing. I'm genuinely shocked at these results -- in a good way.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like "my love is your love" but it seems like a really odd song to hold up as whitney's best

The Reverend, Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I suppose it's one of her most understated vocal performances, so if you don't like vocal overstatement it might be a default choice.

Tim F, Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't "The Star Spangled Banner" from 1991 Super Bowl intro released as a single (and a minor hit)? May be her best vocal performance; certainly it's the best I've ever heard it sung.

Two degrees of separation: my college roommate's girlfriend's brother was the guitarist in Whitney's touring band at the time (roomie's gf also a friend of mine) so got lots of insider scoops and stories. She was also a musician, and I remember going to some music-industry convention with her, and considered taking advantage of that connection to have her pass on some of my songs to Whitney in hopes she would cover one of them for an album track, but I wasn't particularly into WH and our styles don't exactly mesh, so I didn't bother.

Lee626, Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp that's exactly it, it's a good song, but it misses her whole essence.

The Reverend, Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I suppose it's one of her most understated vocal performances, so if you don't like vocal overstatement it might be a default choice.

yeah "my love is your love" has long been the whitney song of choice for people who don't actually like what whitney houston was all about.

i mean, it's still a great song, but still.

if u leave imma crank wu-tang in my black matte truck (lex pretend), Saturday, 18 February 2012 11:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't "The Star Spangled Banner" from 1991 Super Bowl intro released as a single (and a minor hit)? May be her best vocal performance; certainly it's the best I've ever heard it sung.

it was, and it charted again after 9/11. but she had 51 singles and it seemed like the odd one out that would make sense to cut from the poll options.

some dude, Saturday, 18 February 2012 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fuse is running Whitney videos all day today, just heard "If I Told You That" for the first time and it was pretty good!

some dude, Saturday, 18 February 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't "The Star Spangled Banner" from 1991 Super Bowl intro released as a single (and a minor hit)? May be her best vocal performance; certainly it's the best I've ever heard it sung.

I kind of hate this actually! The national anthem is the national anthem and is kind of destroyed by soft-rock backing.

Missed this but would have voted "How Will I Know" like everybody else.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

what about a dubstep backing

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I actually thought the instrumental arrangement was impressive - lots of interesting and unusual chord changes and such to go with the vocal flourishes.

Lee626, Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Million Dollar Bill" (2009)

Whitney’s last shot was a return to the original Eighties game plan, except at this point, her vocals were too ravaged for either pop or soul.


Voice on "Million Dollar Bill" doesn't sound ravaged to me at all.

Lee626, Saturday, 18 February 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

For anyone not aware of this, her funeral service is all over the television right now.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 February 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

When I was in...probably sixth grade and listening to pop radio incessantly, I awoke to "Love Will Save The Day". The sun was just coming up and the light was slightly violet through the window and everything felt very calm and peaceful as the vibraphone came in and it really did feel like love might save the day. It's still one of my more idyllic childhood memories.

SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish my radio station had played "Love Will Save the Day."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah "my love is your love" has long been the whitney song of choice for people who don't actually like what whitney houston was all about.

I actually do like what Whitney was all about, and it's still my favorite of her singles. That song just puts me in a good place.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 18 February 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

whitney....
this was incredible... much (very very much) as i have always loved Whitney, 'I will always love you' is the one song of hers that I never really loved, certainly never felt, didn't appreciate - and also about the very single song i haven't listened to after she died.
to suddenly hearing it now, after all those thousands? of times i heard it, and now feeling every little part of it. it was me, not Whitney, that hadn't gotten it. the most beautiful thing she's ever sung. beautiful.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

guess this belongs in the Whitney Houston R.I.P. thread

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

I just heard My Love Is Your Love again for the first time in I don't know how long. Catchy as hell, that one!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink


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