Best Whitney Houston Songs

Top 10 Best Whitney Houston Songs


Whitney Houston is one of the greatest American (New Jersey to be exact) R&B artists of all-time. Whitney is the only artist to chart seven consecutive number-one Billboard Hot 100 hits. The song “I Will Always Love You” is the best-selling single by a woman in music history. The list of awards is too long to list as Whitney is in the Guinness World Records for being the most awarded female artist of all time.

Best Whitney Houston Songs


Whitney Houston released her first studio album in 1985 titled Whitney Houston. She only released six other studio albums with the last one titled I Look to You in 2009. Her early passing was in 2012.

Other music artists’ song lists:

Whitney Houston Love Songs List

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Whitney Houston song list curated by Matthew Campbell

10. It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
Released in 1999
On Album: My Love Is Your Love

I’m gonna make it anyway
Close the door behind you, leave your key
I’d rather be alone than unhappy

9. Run to You
Released in 1993
On Album: The Bodyguard Soundtrack

I wanna run to you
Won’t you hold me in your arms
And keep me safe from harm

8. Didn’t We Almost Have It All
Released in 1987
On Album: Whitney

Didn’t we have the best of times
When love was young and new?
Couldn’t we reach inside and find
The world of me and you?

7. One Moment In Time
Released in 1988
On Album: 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time
The song was a theme for the Olympics for its anthem for believing in yourself against all odds.

Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

6. Saving All My Love for You
Released in 1985
On Album: Whitney Houston
This song was Whitney’s first number one song to top the Billboard Hot 100.

Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door
‘Cause tonight is the night for feeling alright
We’ll be making love the whole night through
So I’m saving all my love for you


5. Greatest Love of All
Released in 1986
On Album: Whitney Houston
The song speaks of coping with great challenges that one must face in life and passing that strength to your children.

Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me

4. I Have Nothing
Released in 1993
On Album: The Bodyguard Soundtrack
If you are unsure of the meaning of the song, listen to the chorus lines – “I have nothing if I don’t have you”.

Don’t walk away from me
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don’t have you

3. How Will I Know
Released in 1985
On Album: Whitney Houston
Did you know the song was first offered to Janet Jackson but she said “thanks, but no thanks”?

I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me

2. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Released in 1987
On Album: Whitney
The theme behind the song is that a person wants to find their life partner and dance their life away together.

Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

1. I Will Always Love You
Released in 1992
On Album: The Bodyguard Soundtrack
The song was originally written and released by Dolly Parton in 1974. The song spent fourteen weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 – which was the longest-running to that date. The song speaks of a break-up that was initiated by the woman.

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I’m wishing you joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love


Hey, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Entertainment Weekly made their own list of the best Whitney Houston songs. Here are their top 10 songs. See the Entertainment Weekly website for the full article.

  1. I Will Always Love You
  2. The Star-Spangled Banner
  3. How Will I Know
  4. My Love Is Your Love
  5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  6. So Emotional
  7. I Have Nothing
  8. I’m Every Woman
  9. Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
  10. You Give Good Love

Whitney Houston Highest-Charting Songs – US

  • #1 Saving All My Love for You, 1985
  • #1 How Will I Know, 1985
  • #1 The Greatest Love of All, 1986
  • #1 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me), 1987
  • #1 Didn’t We Almost Have It All, 1987
  • #1 So Emotional, 1987
  • #1 Where Do Broken Hearts Go, 1988
  • #1 I’m Your Baby Tonight, 1990
  • #1 All the Man That I Need, 1990
  • #1 I Will Always Love You, 1992
  • #1 Exhale (Shoop Shoop), 1995
  • #2 Heartbreak Hotel (with Faith Evans and Kelly Price), 1998
  • #3 You Give Good Love, 1985
  • #4 I’m Every Woman, 1993
  • #4 I Have Nothing, 1993
  • #4 I Believe in You and Me, 1996
  • #4 It’s Not Right but It’s Okay, 1999
  • #4 My Love Is Your Love, 1999
  • #5 One Moment in Time, 1988
  • #6 The Star Spangled Banner, 2001

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