Whitney Houston singles poll

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Her self-regard is what sells "GLOA"! That and the voice.

Horseshoe, I agree re: "Into the Groove"!

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

i wanna dance with somebody

(_()_) (Lamp), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Now that we're sharing Whitney experiences, let me mention that one particularly moronic teacher in sixth copied the lyrics in perfect Palmer handwriting, photocopied it, and distributed it as a graduation poem.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Saving All My Love For You

J0rdan S., Monday, 13 February 2012 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

more people should just post song titles that could double as declarative statements itt like lamp and j0rdan

some dude, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:21 (five years ago) Permalink

"Could I Have This Kiss Forever" (with Enrique Iglesias)

I have never heard this but I assume it is terrible

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

i only realized much later that "saving all my love for you" is sung from the pov of a woman having an affair with a married man. i don't know why it surprised me; it just seemed out of place with the smooth AC sound.

horseshoe, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

that makes the song that much more awesome IMO

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

more people should just post song titles that could double as declarative statements itt like lamp and j0rdan

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Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i think "saving all my love for you" is my favorite of the early ballads.

horseshoe, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

my actual shortlist:

Saving All My Love For You
How Will I Know
Greatest Love of All
I'm Your Baby Tonight
I Have Nothing
It's Not Right But It's Okay

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

no one's voting for "My Name is Not Susan"?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:27 (five years ago) Permalink

i like that song, but no

horseshoe, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:27 (five years ago) Permalink

My short list:

You Give Good Love
Saving All My Love For You
How Will I Know
Love Will Save The Day
I'm Every Woman
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
It's Not Right But It's Okay

You guys are also sleeping on "Love Will Save The Day"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

every time I think of "Love Will Save The Day" I start actually humming "Love Will Lead You Back" and I am much happier

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

You're disappointing me today.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

aww "So Emotional" is a good one: "ain't it shockin what..............love can do!" love that pause

voted "How Will I Know", cuz you know about these things.

Euler, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Saving All My Love
How Will I Know

so torn!!!

But I need to rep for "All At Once"... my grandma died right around that time & my little sister and I used to bawl over that damn song

I love that whole first album, tbh

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

her first album is really her best

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd like to hear a band like the Jesus Lizard fronted by a singer like Whitney Houston.

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Euler, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

imagine Whitney covering "This is Not a Love Song."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh god, back to the Bill Laswell thing again.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 February 2012 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

imagine Whitney singing in Last Exit.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 20:04 (five years ago) Permalink

It's easy if I don't try.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 February 2012 20:04 (five years ago) Permalink

so emotional and how will i know really
think i'm picking the latter.

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Monday, 13 February 2012 21:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Never liked "I Will Always Love You." The bombastic treatment is so totally wrong for the simple eloquence of the song. Plus that fucking sax solo. And the modulation. "I Have Nothing" so much better as big-ballad numbers go, so basically Greg, Alex and Al OTM way upthread.

Am working on getting acquainted with the post-Bodyguard stuff, which I mostly didn't know except "Exhale" and "It's Not Right But It's Okay." For now, though, "How Will I Know" by a mile.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Monday, 13 February 2012 22:07 (five years ago) Permalink

For someone who only released 7 studio albums, she sure had a lot of singles, tho, huh? 29 top 40 hits, all in a 16-year span.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Monday, 13 February 2012 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

How Will I Know / I Have Nothing
It's Not Right But It's Okay
I Want To Dance With Somebody
Saving All My Love For You
I'm Your Baby Tonight
Love Will Save The Day
Heartbreak Hotel (Remix)
I'm Every Woman
My Love Is Your Love

Tim F, Monday, 13 February 2012 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

The key change in "I Have Nothing" is one of the most spinetingling things ever.

Tim F, Monday, 13 February 2012 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Enough! Y'all have swayed me. I'll listen to "I Have Nothing" again.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I think what distinguishes it from other divastraganzas (e.g. "Without You" or "All By Myself", say) is how dangerous it sounds, both in its obsessive intensity and also in its vertiginousness. Whitney sounds like she takes a run-up to the key change with a flying leap over a bottomless chasm.

Tim F, Monday, 13 February 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Listening to the second album on Spotify and it sounds like an '87-era mastering job! Interesting that a record like that would languish so long without being remastered.

timellison, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:34 (five years ago) Permalink

the second Whitney album is a giant pile of festering penises

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I asked about the third album on the other thread but got no responses. Hot or not?

Tim F, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:47 (five years ago) Permalink

"I'm Your Baby Tonight" is the only one of her songs I'll admit to liking IRL so that's my vote.

"How Will I Know" is ok. "All The Man I Need" is her best ballad IMO.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 07:50 (five years ago) Permalink

"I Have Nothing" and "I'm Every Woman" sounded the best to me the last couple days.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 08:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Well, and always.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 08:04 (five years ago) Permalink

million dollar bill gonna top this

Dick Townwolves (Captain Ahab), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 08:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd totally forgotten about 'Queen Of The Night' until I happened upon an obligatory airing of The Bodyguard yesterday. A pretty fierce jam, a la En Vogue. Just wanna point out that it shouldn't be slept on.

Probably always gonna be 'Love Will Save The Day' for me, though.

SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:44 (five years ago) Permalink

it's not right but it's ok

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:40 (five years ago) Permalink

BTW I actually voted for "Saving All My Love For You", stone cold classic ballad, right up there with the greatest of all time.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

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

yes

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

I need examples, kevin! pretty please?

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

:(

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

Sandra Hüller's?

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 13:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wtf alfred, no "i have nothing"?

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 13:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*reads last few posts before the thread bump* ah

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 13:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i guess i don't understand what more you could even want from whitney if "i have nothing" isnt yr pinnacle or at least top 5

there are other value judgements at play that i guess i dont fully understand?

or yr heart is a lump of coal, either or :)

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 18:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

now imagine Glenn Frey singing "I Have Nothing"

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 18:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'It's Not Right But It's Okay' still rules.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 18:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The album version, yes.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 18:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Alfred revise your opinions4u on "I Have Nothing".

Or must I emerge in you there.

Tim F, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 21:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

DONT WALK AWAY FROM MEEEEEEE

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 22:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

How's this for a poll: Cinematic covers of "The Greatest Love Of All"--Loren Dean in SAY ANYTHING VS. Sandra Hüller in TONI ERDMANN?

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 23:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Alfred revise your opinions4u on "I Have Nothing".

Or must I emerge in you there.

― Tim F, Wednesday, June 7, 2017

emerge away

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 23:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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