Appreciating all that makes America special

Whitney Houston

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I had to let some time pass after Whitney’s ignominious death, to be able to remember all the good things and not the sad end of her life. But there’s no way she can be left off a list of Great American Things. She is arguably (says Guiness World Records) the most honored female vocalist of all time.

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She will always be associated with her classic version of “I Will Always Love You” from The Bodyguard. But here are some of her other huge hits:

  • “You Give Good Love” (#3, 1985)
  • “Saving All My Love for You” (#1, 1985)
  • “How Will I Know” (#1, 1985)
  • “Greatest Love of All” (#1, 1986)
  • “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (#1, 1987)
  • “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” (#1, 1987)
  • “So Emotional” (#1, 1987)
  • “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” (#1, 1988)
  • “One Moment in Time” (#5, 1988)
  • “I’m Your Baby Tonight” (#1, 1990)
  • “All the Man that I Need” (#1, 1990)
  • “I’m Every Woman” (#4, 1993)

And that’s a huge WOW. She even took the Star Spangled Banner into the top 10, imagine that.

The list of Whitney’s awards and honors would go on and on, even a summary is too long to chronicle. Unfortunately, the mistakes she made in her life are a pretty long list in themselves. Still, you just listen to that pure, beautiful voice, and you grieve that another ridiculously talented performer left us way too young.

 

 

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  1. Well said!