Sunday, 12 February 2012

How will we ever know now?

I wasn't particularly a fan of Whitney Houston's music, but it is clear that she was a very talented lady. Pretty, vivacious, with golden vocal chords and killer connections (her mum Cissy Houston and her cousin Dionne Warwick, among others), she was a gifted and powerful singer. Unfortunately, she spiraled down into addiction.

I did always like this song tremendously, a lighthearted, innocent ditty about awakening love that really is pop at its best. It also includes a little nod to Whitney's real-life godmother Aretha Franklin.

Update: a gentleman named Jake Fogelnest posted an amazing track of Whitney's vocals for "How Will I Know?" It's every bit as listenable as the song with full instrumentation and illustrates how very, very good she was.

1 comment:

SOL's view said...

I liked this song. So cute and innocent. I also liked Greatest Love of All, and I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

And always intensely disliked that song from the bodyguard...

Agreed, a powerful voice. I wonder where she'd be now if the drugs hadn't had such a hold?