Whitney Houston Singles Rate 2020 Edition

Frozen

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Here we go again, a new Nippy rate.

Rules:
(i) Give each song a score of 0 - 10
(ii) Maximum of 15 "10" scores
(iii) You can give one song an "11"
(iv) You can give one song "12"
(v) You can give one song "-1"
(vi)If you voted for "When You Believe" in Mariah rate, there's no need to vote for it again here.

Songs:
Hold Me
Thinking About You
You Give Good Love
All At Once
Saving All My Love For You
How Will I Know
The Greatest Love Of All
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Didn't We Almost Have It All
So Emotional
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Love Will Save The Day
One Moment In Time
I Know Him So Well
It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
I'm Your Baby Tonight
All The Man That I Need
The Star Spangled Banner
Miracle
My Name Is Not Susan
I Belong To You
We Didn't Know
I Will Always Love You
I'm Every Woman
I Have Nothing
Run To You
Queen Of The Night
Something In Common
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
Count On Me
Why Does It Hurt So Bad
I Believe In You And Me
Step By Step
My Heart Is Calling
When You Believe
Heartbreak Hotel
It's Not Right But It's Okay
My Love Is Your Love
I Learned From The Best
Could I Have This Kiss Forever
If I Told You That
Same Script, Different Cast
Fine
Whatchulookinat
One Of Those Days
Try It On My Own
Love That Man
One Wish (For Christmas)
I Look To You
Million Dollar Bill
Celebrate
Higher Love

VOTING CLOSES THURS 15th OCT AT 12PM
 

Loufoque

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Whitney's singles have always been much more uneven for me. I don't dispute she has more "general public classics" than Mariah, but that doesn't necessarily equate to high quality. That being said, her highs are stratospheric. And her live presence and iconography elevates everything around her.

07 Hold Me
06 Thinking About You
07 You Give Good Love
07 All At Once
09 Saving All My Love For You
10 How Will I Know
09 The Greatest Love Of All
10 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
06 Didn't We Almost Have It All
10 So Emotional
07 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
07 Love Will Save The Day
09 One Moment In Time
09 I Know Him So Well
06 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
10 I'm Your Baby Tonight
10 All The Man That I Need
10 The Star Spangled Banner

07 Miracle
08 My Name Is Not Susan
07 I Belong To You
07 We Didn't Know
10 I Will Always Love You
09 I'm Every Woman
09 I Have Nothing
08 Run To You
08 Queen Of The Night
04 Something In Common
08 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
08 Count On Me
07 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
09 I Believe In You And Me
12 Step By Step
06 My Heart Is Calling
XX When You Believe
10 Heartbreak Hotel
10 It's Not Right But It's Okay
11 My Love Is Your Love
10 I Learned From The Best
10 Could I Have This Kiss Forever

09 If I Told You That
10 Same Script, Different Cast
07 Fine
09 Whatchulookinat
06 One Of Those Days
07 Try It On My Own
07 Love That Man
05 One Wish (For Christmas)
10 I Look To You
10 Million Dollar Bill
03 Celebrate
08 Higher Love
 

Loufoque

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It was the end-of-the-decade run from Step By Step that made me stan.
 

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05 Hold Me
07 Thinking About You
08 You Give Good Love
06 All At Once
09 Saving All My Love For You
10 How Will I Know
08 The Greatest Love Of All
10 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
09 Didn't We Almost Have It All
08 So Emotional
08 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
08 Love Will Save The Day
06 One Moment In Time
06 I Know Him So Well
07 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
08 I'm Your Baby Tonight
11 All The Man That I Need
05 The Star Spangled Banner
06 Miracle
07 My Name Is Not Susan
08 I Belong To You
07 We Didn't Know
07 I Will Always Love You
09 I'm Every Woman
10 I Have Nothing
08 Run To You
10 Queen Of The Night
06 Something In Common
10 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
05 Count On Me
09 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
06 I Believe In You And Me
12 Step By Step
06 My Heart Is Calling
:eyes: When You Believe
09 Heartbreak Hotel
09 It's Not Right But It's Okay
10 My Love Is Your Love
08 I Learned From The Best
08 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
08 If I Told You That
07 Same Script, Different Cast
09 Fine
07 Whatchulookinat
08 One Of Those Days
04 Try It On My Own
06 Love That Man
07 One Wish (For Christmas)
07 I Look To You
10 Million Dollar Bill
05 Celebrate
10 Higher Love
 
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05 Hold Me
05 Thinking About You
05 You Give Good Love
07 All At Once
09 Saving All My Love For You
09 How Will I Know
09 The Greatest Love Of All
10 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
09 Didn't We Almost Have It All
08 So Emotional
08 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
06 Love Will Save The Day
09 One Moment In Time
07 I Know Him So Well
04 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
10 I’m Your Baby Tonight
12 All The Man That I Need

07 The Star Spangled Banner
07 Miracle
07 My Name Is Not Susan
I Belong To You
We Didn't Know
09 I Will Always Love You
09 I'm Every Woman
08 I Have Nothing
11 Run To You
08 Queen Of The Night
Something In Common
09 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
07 Count On Me
07 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
08 I Believe In You And Me
07 Step By Step
06 My Heart Is Calling
10 When You Believe
08 Heartbreak Hotel
09 It's Not Right But It's Okay
09 My Love Is Your Love
09 I Learned From The Best
07 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
07 If I Told You That
07 Same Script, Different Cast
06 Fine
06 Whatchulookinat
06 One Of Those Days
05 Try It On My Own
05 Love That Man
06 One Wish (For Christmas)
07 I Look To You
06 Million Dollar Bill
06 Celebrate
08 Higher Love
 

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awaiting Lou's analogy on calling the greatest gospel dance record of all time "cute" :o
 

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07 Hold Me
08 Thinking About You
08 You Give Good Love
06 All At Once
10 Saving All My Love For You
09 How Will I Know
10 The Greatest Love Of All
08 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
07 Didn't We Almost Have It All
08 So Emotional
07 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
07 Love Will Save The Day
07 One Moment In Time
05 I Know Him So Well
06 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
11 I'm Your Baby Tonight
12 All The Man That I Need
08 The Star Spangled Banner
07 Miracle
07 My Name Is Not Susan
08 I Belong To You
09 We Didn't Know
09 I Will Always Love You
09 I'm Every Woman
10 I Have Nothing
10 Run To You
10 Queen Of The Night
07 Something In Common
06 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
07 Count On Me
04 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
06 I Believe In You And Me
08 Step By Step
05 My Heart Is Calling
When You Believe
08 Heartbreak Hotel
10 It's Not Right But It's Okay
09 My Love Is Your Love
10 I Learned From The Best
07 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
07 If I Told You That
06 Same Script, Different Cast
06 Fine
07 Whatchulookinat
07 One Of Those Days
07 Try It On My Own
05 Love That Man
?? One Wish (For Christmas)
08 I Look To You
10 Million Dollar Bill
05 Celebrate
09 Higher Love
 

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?? Hold Me
?? Thinking About You
07 You Give Good Love
08 All At Once
10 Saving All My Love For You
10 How Will I Know
08 The Greatest Love Of All
10 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
09 Didn't We Almost Have It All
10 So Emotional
06 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
05 Love Will Save The Day
09 One Moment In Time
05 I Know Him So Well
07 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
11 I'm Your Baby Tonight
10 All The Man That I Need
07 The Star Spangled Banner
07 Miracle
10 My Name Is Not Susan
07 I Belong To You
09 We Didn't Know
05 I Will Always Love You
10 I'm Every Woman
07 I Have Nothing
09 Run To You
10 Queen Of The Night
00 Something In Common
09 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
07 Count On Me
09 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
07 I Believe In You And Me
10 Step By Step
05 My Heart Is Calling
07 When You Believe
10 Heartbreak Hotel
12 It's Not Right But It's Okay
10 My Love Is Your Love
10 I Learned From The Best
07 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
09 If I Told You That
09 Same Script, Different Cast
05 Fine
08 Whatchulookinat
05 One Of Those Days
06 Try It On My Own
?? Love That Man
?? One Wish (For Christmas)
07 I Look To You
09 Million Dollar Bill
?? Celebrate
10 Higher Love
 

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02 Hold Me
06 Thinking About You
03 You Give Good Love
05 All At Once
07 Saving All My Love For You
11 How Will I Know
10 The Greatest Love Of All
10 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
10 Didn't We Almost Have It All
10 So Emotional
10 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
06 Love Will Save The Day
09 One Moment In Time
08 I Know Him So Well
08 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
09 I'm Your Baby Tonight
10 All The Man That I Need
03 The Star Spangled Banner
02 Miracle
06 My Name Is Not Susan
04 I Belong To You
-1 We Didn't Know
12 I Will Always Love You
06 I'm Every Woman
10 I Have Nothing
07 Run To You
10 Queen Of The Night
06 Something In Common
05 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
05 Count On Me
04 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
08 I Believe In You And Me
08 Step By Step
06 My Heart Is Calling
09 When You Believe
09 Heartbreak Hotel
10 It's Not Right But It's Okay
10 My Love Is Your Love
08 I Learned From The Best
07 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
09 If I Told You That
08 Same Script, Different Cast
06 Fine
06 Whatchulookinat
05 One Of Those Days
05 Try It On My Own
05 Love That Man
02 One Wish (For Christmas)
09 I Look To You
10 Million Dollar Bill
04 Celebrate
09 Higher Love
 

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Only 6 sets of votes in so far in comparison to the 17 for Mariah rate. Where are the Whitney fans on here at????
 

ameraal

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05 Hold Me
06 Thinking About You
04 You Give Good Love
04 All At Once
07 Saving All My Love For You
10 How Will I Know
08 The Greatest Love Of All
10 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
07 Didn't We Almost Have It All
10 So Emotional
06 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
?? Love Will Save The Day
07 One Moment In Time
?? I Know Him So Well
?? It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
07 I'm Your Baby Tonight
11 All The Man That I Need
04 The Star-Spangled Banner
?? Miracle
06 My Name Is Not Susan
?? I Belong To You
?? We Didn't Know
09 I Will Always Love You
10 I'm Every Woman
10 I Have Nothing
10 Run To You
06 Queen Of The Night
04 Something In Common
10 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
05 Count On Me
?? Why Does It Hurt So Bad
?? I Believe In You And Me
12 Step By Step
?? My Heart Is Calling
XX When You Believe
09 Heartbreak Hotel
10 It's Not Right But It's Okay
07 My Love Is Your Love
08 I Learned From The Best
07 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
07 If I Told You That
06 Same Script, Different Cast
05 Fine
06 Whatchulookinat
?? One Of Those Days
03 Try It On My Own
?? Love That Man
?? One Wish (For Christmas)
10 I Look To You
09 Million Dollar Bill
?? Celebrate
07 Higher Love

quite a lot of stuff i don't know (and crap that i do).
 

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Only 6 sets of votes in so far in comparison to the 17 for Mariah rate. Where are the Whitney fans on here at????
Well you didn't even tag everyone who voted in the Mariah one, to start with. I just saw this thread, and given that I don't deserve a tag, I'm not voting. x
 

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oh Alla do shut up.

@Frozen hun i'd love to play but I really only know 25% of these songs and I'm too pressed for time to do a full listen through her discog!
 

ameraal

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oh for the days when you never even knew you were being mentioned :(
 

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Oh this closes tomorrow :o

I need time
 

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I just got triggered by some dialogue about counting on me, so here we go.

Also, can our rate hosts start making YouTube playlists for these? I thought this innovation has already went down in similar threads prior.
 

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Whitney had us all by the throat. She was a talent. A supreme talent. And That Woman's baby (homophobia is for cissy's). But she was also the twinkle if not the twink in Clive's eye. She was also not the twink in Clive's bed, in a train, cross country. She needed one take. She's also the reason we need to shower. And let's commence.

05 Hold Me
08 Thinking About You
07 You Give Good Love
07 All At Once
09 Saving All My Love For You
12 How Will I Know (I listen to the acapella of this a lot and it's as celebratory as it is completely haunting that this 8th wonder of the world somehow lost her way)
10 The Greatest Love Of All
09 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) (it's a sacrificed 10, but the fatigue has set in)
10 Didn't We Almost Have It All
10 So Emotional (I JUST DO)
08 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
11 Love Will Save The Day (chiiiild, you ain't the first. I recently disco-vered some live clips and it's ultra embarrassing how easy it was for her here - her voice is just a beam of unknown technology)
10 One Moment In Time
07 I Know Him So Well
09 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
10 I'm Your Baby Tonight
09 All The Man That I Need
09 The Star Spangled Banner
07 Miracle
07 My Name Is Not Susan
06 I Belong To You
06 We Didn't Know
10 I Will Always Love You
09 I'm Every Woman (on the 10, but for the format I'll nit pick that the beats don't go hard enough)
09 I Have Nothing
09 Run To You (we're getting a bit too clean and polished here, but it's another 10)
10 Queen Of The Night (this and Free Your Mind take it to the limit - only Loleatta's revisions have joined them in the rendering unconsciousness of it all)
06 Something In Common
10 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
10 Count On Me
09 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
08 I Believe In You And Me
10 Step By Step (I'm too submerged in the effects of Save and How, but this is the usual go-to - Annie's gut wrenching lyrics and Whitney's free fall glide plummets and soars beyond what Masame Masochist could ever imagined and that one had quite the imagination)
06 My Heart Is Calling (the rasp was setting in, numsayin?)
08 When You Believe (it's elevated to a 10 through the charge of the diva voltage, but it's a dusky dud as far as what we should have got from them)
09 Heartbreak Hotel
10 It's Not Right But It's Okay
10 My Love Is Your Love
09 I Learned From The Best (something about En Vogue again)
07 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
09 If I Told You That (what fun she and she must have had during that shoot - and on the video shoot too!)
08 Same Script, Different Cast
09 Fine (a hidden weapon, the lyrical sting could have went in more, but it's FINE as is I suppose)
07 Whatchulookinat (I sing parts of it as if it were a jingle almost daily, but I cannot endorse this fully, but there is some frankly astonishing posturing in it that still blows me away)
07 One Of Those Days
07 Try It On My Own (this almost revives her old style perfectly)
10 Love That Man (this is the remix. The Peter R remix - god I miss that man)
06 One Wish (For Christmas) (she'll huff and she'll puff)
09 I Look To You (her humility was never more beautifully displayed)
10 Million Dollar Bill (the cork-and-dress-straps-popping Freemasons obviously - has Dermot been shot for calling her weird then next week yet? Did a 5'5" presenter out of his depth not get the selfie he asked for?)
05 Celebrate
10 Higher Love (I've yet to come down from this - on the live contemporary clip, she's tired, making mistakes, having issues with her gown and communicating with her band and yet all the while in parallel she's giving a non detectible vocal performance. Seriously that bow. Whatawomanetc)

Finally!

Strength is a terrible, terrible song and yet Whitney sings it like it were a raft to safety and it's quite the 10/10 journey.
 
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ameraal

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her story colours a lot of the songs that i like most - like step by step or the magnificent i look to you. the struggle, the drama, the ultimate tragedy :(
i also wonder what was going through her head/heart when she was recording all the man i need.

listening back a lot of her ballads, accomplished as they are and undoubtedly elevated by her voice, are tainted by a self-help section streak for me.
also, strange that how will i know was only released after all that drivel.

how much of her output did she write/co-write?
 

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06 Hold Me
07 Thinking About You
07 You Give Good Love
06 All At Once
10 Saving All My Love For You
10 How Will I Know
08 The Greatest Love Of All
12 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
07 Didn't We Almost Have It All
10 So Emotional
10 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
08 Love Will Save The Day
10 One Moment In Time
07 I Know Him So Well
03 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
10 I'm Your Baby Tonight
11 All The Man That I Need
05 The Star Spangled Banner
07 Miracle
08 My Name Is Not Susan
08 I Belong To You
05 We Didn't Know
10 I Will Always Love You
10 I'm Every Woman
10 I Have Nothing
08 Run To You
09 Queen Of The Night
06 Something In Common
06 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
07 Count On Me
07 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
08 I Believe In You And Me
10 Step By Step
08 My Heart Is Calling
-- When You Believe
09 Heartbreak Hotel
10 It's Not Right But It's Okay
09 My Love Is Your Love
10 I Learned From The Best
07 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
08 If I Told You That
10 Same Script, Different Cast
08 Fine
06 Whatchulookinat
08 One Of Those Days
09 Try It On My Own
06 Love That Man
05 One Wish (For Christmas)
07 I Look To You
10 Million Dollar Bill
05 Celebrate
10 Higher Love
 

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09 Hold Me
07 Thinking About You
09 You Give Good Love
09 All At Once
10 Saving All My Love For You
11 How Will I Know
09 The Greatest Love Of All
12 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
10 Didn't We Almost Have It All
10 So Emotional
10 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
08 Love Will Save The Day
10 One Moment In Time
09 I Know Him So Well
08 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
10 I'm Your Baby Tonight
10 All The Man That I Need
05 The Star Spangled Banner
09 Miracle
08 My Name Is Not Susan
07 I Belong To You
07 We Didn't Know
10 I Will Always Love You
10 I'm Every Woman
10 I Have Nothing
09 Run To You
09 Queen Of The Night
09 Something In Common
09 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
10 Count On Me
08 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
08 I Believe In You And Me
10 Step By Step
07 My Heart Is Calling
ññ When You Believe
08 Heartbreak Hotel
08 It's Not Right But It's Okay
09 My Love Is Your Love
09 I Learned From The Best
05 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
07 If I Told You That
09 Same Script, Different Cast
08 Fine
08 Whatchulookinat
07 One Of Those Days
07 Try It On My Own
07 Love That Man
05 One Wish (For Christmas)
08 I Look To You
09 Million Dollar Bill
05 Celebrate
09 Higher Love
 

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?? Hold Me
?? Thinking About You
05 You Give Good Love
08 All At Once
07 Saving All My Love For You
07 How Will I Know
07 The Greatest Love Of All
02 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
08 Didn't We Almost Have It All
09 So Emotional
06 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
07 Love Will Save The Day
06 One Moment In Time
06 I Know Him So Well
07 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Ever Gonna Be
10 I'm Your Baby Tonight
09 All The Man That I Need
?? The Star Spangled Banner
?? Miracle
05 My Name Is Not Susan
?? I Belong To You
?? We Didn't Know
06 I Will Always Love You
08 I'm Every Woman
10 I Have Nothing
09 Run To You
08 Queen Of The Night
?? Something In Common
08 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
08 Count On Me
06 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
05 I Believe In You And Me
08 Step By Step
?? My Heart Is Calling
08 When You Believe
09 Heartbreak Hotel
10 It's Not Right But It's Okay
07 My Love Is Your Love
10 I Learned From The Best
09 Could I Have This Kiss Forever
06 If I Told You That
10 Same Script, Different Cast
04 Fine
07 Whatchulookinat
07 One Of Those Days
06 Try It On My Own
03 Love That Man
04 One Wish (For Christmas)
07 I Look To You
08 Million Dollar Bill
?? Celebrate
06 Higher Love
 

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