That collective outcry of pearl clutching air can be construed in many different ways when it comes to our dearly departed Whitney Houston‘s behemoth David Foster & Linda Thompson penned ballad from The Bodyguard.
For one, it’s fucking “I Have Nothing” we’re talking about here, and please, stop trying to hit those high notes with the key change….it’s never going to happen.
Two, it gets us more than woke to see Ms. Deborah Cox own the stage at The Academy of Music starting tonight through Sunday with her giving of life to Whitney’s role in the regional touring musical based off of the box office owning 1992 movie.
Third, and get ready to clutch….the soul shattering serenade lost to “A Whole New World” for the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 1993 Academy Awards. Yes, it’s true and hard to believe being that “Nothing” still destroys our worlds with every earth crumbling note.
Even more unbelievable is that Mizz Houston was nominated three times in total in the category as “Run to You” and “Queen of the Night” also got nods and sadly, lost.
Like, they couldn’t give our beloved Diva of It All one Oscar??
Sigh….if only “I Will Always Love You” was eligible for an Original Song nod (the legendary Ms. Dolly Parton wrote it for Whitney/us in 1974) would we all not want to throw major Twister shade at Jazmine and Aladdin right now.
Because as you’ll hear once again (if you haven’t fifty times already today, in which most likely..yas), this track is life within Whitney life within more life within its god damn self.
And again…please stop…you’re offending California as there’s truly only one diva that can serve up the “I Have Nothing” goods–our beloved Ms. Whitney Houston.
This year’s grooves sound like….enjoy.