Remembering Whitney - The greatest voice of our time. Share your memories at http://www.whitneyhouston.com/
Here's Whitney with beloved family dog "Thor", growing up in East Orange, New Jersey (early 80s).
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Twenty-four years ago this week, Whitney’s version of “I Will Always Love You” reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.The song was written and originally recorded in 1973 by American singer and songwriter Dolly Parton. Her country version of the track was released as a single in 1974 and was written as a farewell to her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner upon Parton’s decision to pursue a solo career.
Parton’s version of “I Will Always Love You” attained commercial success, twice reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart — first in June 1974, and again in October 1982, with her re-recording. With this achievement, Parton became the first artist ever to earn a No.1 record twice with the same song.
Whitney Houston recorded her interpretation of the song for the 1992 film The Bodyguard. Her single spent 14 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time and it remains the best-selling single by a woman in music history. Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You” re-entered the charts in 2012 after her death, making it only the second single ever to reach the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 in separate chart runs.
Here's a great photo of Whitney relaxing on the set of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" video shoot in New York City in the 80s.