I know I’ll never forget the moment I heard the tragic news that Whitney Houston had passed away. I remember, I had just gotten done work for the night, was heading to my car when I got a text baring the awful news. At first, I thought it was a hoax, but soon I would realize that this news was indeed true. It took awhile for it all to sink in, but soon I would be joining the rest of the world in mourning the loss of our beloved Whitney on Feb 11th, 2012. Even six (!!) years later, it’s still hard to believe that she’s gone.
I know I can speak for everyone when I say that there will never be such a force, such a talent and such a voice that will bless our souls in this lifetime. Her hits speak for themselves from “Greatest Love of All” to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and from “I Will Always Love You” to “Million Dollar Bill,” all of these amazing songs prove that Ms. Houston had IT and so much more. However, as many chart-busting singles that she contained and delivered through the years, there are a lot of incredible tracks from Whitney that truly don’t get the love they deserve. So, that’s why today as we all continue to mourn the loss of our beloved Nippy, I decided to put together a list of those songs that deserve just as much recognition as any one of her many top 10 singles. Get lost in some Whitney music lovin’ below. We all love and miss you, boo.
“All At Once”
Before Whitney earned her first top 5 hit with “You Give Good Love,” she brought us this slice of underrated heaven.
“Love Will Save The Day”
After a streak of seven #1 singles in a row, this gem only managed to land at #9 on the charts….and we still can’t figure out why.
“One Moment In Time”
Five words-1992 summer Olympics theme. Yas.
“I Know Him So Well”(ft. Cissy Houston)
There’s only one Nippy…and there’s only one Cissy.
“All The Man That I Need”
While this song did go to #1, ask yourself, when’s the last time you got lost in it? We bet it’s been awhile…
“Miracle”/”My Name Is Not Susan”
Not only are both of these songs underrated classics from Whitney’s ’90 album, ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight,” but they may just be two of the most underrated Whitney Houston songs…ever.
“We Didn’t Know” (ft. Stevie Wonder)
Two music legends on one track, we’ll take it. Have you played this one lately?
“Run To You”/”Queen Of The Night”
While the three previous singles from ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack (“I Have Nothing,” “I’m Every Woman” AND “I Will Always Love You”)destroyed the charts, these last two releases didn’t fare as well, barely cracking top 40. Wtf?
“Exhale” (Shoop, Shoop)/
When’s the last time you exhaled? Shoopin’ all day to this one…
“Same Script, Different Cast”(Ft. Deborah Cox)
This was the song that brought the sensational Ms. Cox into the ‘Whitney’ world, as her vocals were the best part of that ratchet Lifetime movie. Bow down…
“One of Those Days”
While the rest of the her ‘Just Whitney’ album was a bit of a miss, this gummy groove was a true highlight.
Every song from ‘I Look To You’
Especially this incredible number right here.
From Whitney’s last film, ‘Sparkle.’ Sigh……