Just discovered Swedish producer Oliver Nelson‘s rework of Whitney Houston classic (and one of my personal favorites) ‘How Will I Know.’ His nu-disco remix sounds like it could have appeared on the original maxi single. Listen below.
Recently formed Belgian duo Jetlag justsent over their latest offering, ‘Every Woman’, it’s a delightful deep house track thatmakes good use of Whitney Houston‘s gorgeous ‘I’m Every Woman’ vocals. They’ve done a fantastic job, I can’t wait to hear more from these guys!
In tribute to Whitney Houston Icelandic synth pop masters Steed Lord have created this stylish edit of her version of the classic Thinking About You, which is found on her self titled debut album released back in 1985.
It’s one of my favorite Whitney numbers and they’ve really outdone themselves giving the track a glorious electro rework but keeping that beautiful vocal front and center.
There’s nothing like Whitney Houston‘s voice, is there?
Her version of gospel classic His Eye is On The Sparrow, from the upcoming movie Sparkle is flawless, and will forever be known as one of her very last recordings. Whitney delivered two songs for the soundtrack, including Celebrate with Jordin Sparks.
Whitney Houston collaborated with The Michael Zager Band on Life’s A Party, said to be her first on-record vocal from ’78. In this song you can hear Whitney’s distinctive voice sounding as pure and perfect as it often was as she belts out the lines “Lift your head up when life looks dreary, let your wishes climb to the sky.” Life’s a Party brings back memories of when Whitney was pop and R&B music’s sweetheart.
The song is a cute 70’s dance track with the highlight definitely being Whitney’s vocal, and if it was still 1978 you could predict she was destined for stardom! With just two lines in Life’s A Party you can feel the inspiration & affection that would come years later in such hits as Greatest Love Of All, One Moment In Time and Miracle, along with the joyful fun times of How Will I Know and I’m Your Baby Tonight!
Life’s a Party is available on Dance Collection. Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below!
In the days since Whitney Houston’s untimely death lots of musical tributes have been popping up, and while I find myself largely ignoring them and turning to her outstanding original back catalogue, but this mash-up of Chromeo‘s When The Night Falls and the Whitney classic How Will I Know created by The Hood Internet is too good to ignore!
I had my fingers crossed so hard for WHITNEY HOUSTON‘s return to the American stage. Yes she did Good Morning America, but this was a major award show and she was facing her peers again for the first time since her comeback. She sang I DIDN’T KNOW MY OWN STRENGTH which is one of my favorite cuts from I LOOK TO YOU, and the one that really defines her journey back to wellness and the top of the charts.
Everything went fabulously – she looked beautiful, sang brilliantly (well th best I’ve seen recently I think) and HIT that note at the end out of the ball park! I loved her trademark pause at the end where she soaked up the atmosphere and applause before ending ‘I DIDN’T KNOW MY OWN STRENGTH‘ which had the audience cheering and clapping and REBA in tears (lol)
Her speech was also marvelous she said everything she needed to without any awkward ‘WTF‘ moments like there have been when she’s spoked after a few of her performance overseas. Ms. Houston was honored with a International Artist Of The Year award – and she deserves it 100% – Camille
It hasn’t quieted on theWHITNEY HOUSTONfront at all since the release of I Look to You last month. She’s just announced a European tour (with a U.S. leg we hope!) slated for 2010 with dates yet to be released. I’ve found a great remix of MILLION DOLLAR BILL reworked by Peter Rauhofer which i’m lovin’ on this Saturday night. Glad Whitney gave us club smash again, come to NYC Whitney! - Matt
I know you all know this but I’m truly thrilled WHITNEY HOUSTONis back! I loved the Oprah interview. She was not afraid to ask the probing questions and I believe that Whitney gave honest answers. I must admit at times I felt like I was looking at a therapy session! The performance was also great, she held that last note of ‘Didn’t Know My Own Strength’ like it was 1992!!
Matt and I have been waiting for the MILLION DOLLAR BILL video to premiere and People Magazine give us a sneak peek of it which you can view here! Looks like its going to be a great video! Whitney looks fantastic with plenty of different looks.
I personally enjoy the scene where the money is flying all around her (well it had to be done didn’t it!) and her funny little arm motion for ‘Up, Down, Left, Right’ that she did in the Good Morning America performance makes a reappearance, (obsessed much? )