Whitney Houston singles poll

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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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

what about a dubstep backing

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:11 (five 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHmdu_I_0zI&feature=fvst

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

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

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

six 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 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

wow for some reason i had no idea that "i have nothing" was titled "i have nothing," it was easily my favorite whitney hair salon jam when i was a kid

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Thursday, 20 August 2015 23:40 (one year ago) Permalink

I heard her Jermaine duet on quiet storm a few weeks ago.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 20 August 2015 23:53 (one year ago) Permalink

I Have Nothing has been on my Spotify playlist for the last five years or so.

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Friday, 21 August 2015 00:08 (one year ago) Permalink

"I Have Nothing" is the squarest, greatest song of all time.

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Friday, 21 August 2015 00:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Good thing Brad heard it at the beauty parlor, for the women would need hair implants after Whitney blasts the chorus.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 21 August 2015 00:33 (one year ago) Permalink

"I Have Nothing" is tres pretty and one of the two Whitney songs, along with "Exhale," that I continued to groove to even during those ill advised years of indie snobbery where I was obligated to regard Whitney as The Enemy.

The New Gay Sadness (cryptosicko), Friday, 21 August 2015 00:58 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

My top fifteen. Thanks for help, some dude.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 01:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't really need to look very much further
I don't want to have to go where you don't follow
I will hold it back again this passion inside
I can't run from myself THERES NOWHERE TO HIIIIIIIIIIIDE
YOUR LOVE! I'll RE MEM BER! FOR EV ER

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 03:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

we should do a legit ballot poll on Whitney so we can show Alfred all the ways he is misguided

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 03:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is a refrain he often hears.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 04:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Alfred: Wrong on Whitney, Wrong for America

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 04:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

giving me ALL THE RONG THAT I'LL EVER NEEEEEED

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 10:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

YOUR LOVE! I'll RE MEM BER! FOR EV ER

Don't make me clooooose--

*does shoo hand gesture*

--one more door!

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 13:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Greatest Love of All	0

Admittedly, Toni Erdmann wasn't out yet when this poll was done but ... damn.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 13:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'd have voted for her version.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 13:11 (two weeks 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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