We interrupt 80s Movie Month for a special tribute to Whitney Houston, who died today aged 48.
For anyone who was around in the 80s and early 90s, Whitney Houston was a star beyond compare. There was no one on the scene who could even come close to touching her voice (and I still don’t think anyone has). Her range was amazing, the emotion she put into each song was touching. There will likely be a lot of talk over the coming weeks and months about how she died and the tragic last few years of her life. I choose to let those people talk all they want, while I remember Whitney as she was, back when she reigned as the most talented, popular female musician in the world.
Whitney had 7 number one hits in the 80s, all making the top spot in a row from ’85 to ’88, and today I’m posting my three favorites so you can remember just why it was we all adored her so much. Feel free to leave your own memories of Whitney in the comments or via Twitter.
First, her very first #1 – Saving All My Love For You:
Second, because I’m in tears and need to post something happier, this is How Will I Know:
Finally, the song I consider to be her greatest vocal achievement, the unsurpassed Didn’t We Almost Have It All: