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Whitney Houston's Most Belt-Worthy Ballads [Video]

Happy Birthday, Whitney Houston!

Mrs. Houston was one of the greats and her loss is still felt throughout the world. Despite her personal setbacks, her musical legacy is one  many strive to live up to. The songbird set the bar nosebleed-high and although some may try to duplicate her sound (or get close to it), no other artist has managed to match her overall talent.

Whether you're a fan of her movies or the music she scored for them, her skill set was boundless. On her birthday, we remember her most noted songs, the ones we belt out in the shower as if we're blessed with her timbre. There are way too many hits to name them all but here's a flashback of some of her most memorable melodies—from 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' to 'Count on Me'.

"I Will Always Love You"
Her most noted song was also featured on the soundtrack of her acting debut. It was originally a country song written and recorded by Dolly Parton, but thankfully, Whitney remastered it and made it the biggest pop hit single of all time.


"Greatest Love of All"
Probably her most inspirational track. It was originally recorded by George Benson for The Greatest soundtrack about the life of Muhammad Ali.

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
This dance track hit the top spot the same week her album Whitney debuted at number 1. Making her the first female artist to pull off the feat and earning her a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

"Heartbreak Hotel"
We've all been to the Heartbreak Hotel. Whitney, assisted by Faith Evans and Kelly Price, not only escorted us there, but helped us get through the trip. This upbeat song is the spoonful of sugar that made the healing process just a little easier.

"Run To You"
One of the most challenging songs to master and every would-be-vocalist's favorite to belt out, this ballad raised the bar to a level that has yet to be attained by another singer. 

I'm Every Woman
Whitney took Chaka Khan's classic and made it her own for The Bodyguard. Her pregnancy didn't stop her from turning it out for this lively video featuring TLC, Valerie Simpson, and her mother, Cissy Houston.

"I Believe in You and Me"
The jewel of the The Preachers Wife soundtrack, this track left everyone, including the dapper Denzel, in awe of her vocal chops. 

"Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)"
It defined the Waiting to Exhale Movie. In yet another starring role, the songstress spoke of surviving hell by simply breathing. 

"Count on Me"
Another song featured on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack. This still is the true friendship song that defines the value of what it means to be there for someone. Accompanied by fellow powerhouse, CeCe Winans, this song reigns supreme as one of her best hits!

 

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