PLAYLIST// TOP 10 Whitney Houston Songs You’ve Probably Never HeardPublished by Justin Joseph on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:00 am.
“Saving All My Love For You,” “Didn’t We Almost Have it All, and “I Will Always Love You” are all well known Whitney Houston classics, but there are a slew of album cuts that never got the attention they deserved. In celebration of the late pop icon and her music, we’ve compiled the TOP 10 Whitney Houston Love Songs You Probably Never Heard.
1. “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” (duet w/ Jermaine Jackson)
Jermaine Jackson was a huge presence on Whitney’s 1985 debut self-titled project, producing four songs on the project, including this lovely ballad.
2. “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” (duet w/ Jermaine Jackson)
Featured on Jackson’s 1986 album Precious Moments, the song was not released as a single, but was a fan favorite and managed to get some substantial radio spins.
3. “Where You Are”
Produced by Kashif, this song finds Whitney singing about reuniting with a distant lover.
4. “Just The Lonely Talking Again”
If you were lucky enough to catch Whitney’s 1987 Moment of Truth World Tour, you’re well aware that this song was a crowd favorite.
5. “Thinking About You”
Written by Kashif and LaLa, this dance tune was featured on Whitney’s 1985 debut album, Whitney Houston, and while it didn’t have the success of other singles on the album, it did reach #10 on the Billboard R&B charts.
6. “Lover For Life”
If you were able to catch HBO’s 1994 special Whitney: The Concert for a New South Africa, this song definitely rings a bell. Houston performed the song with her classic monogrammed velvet cat-suit, accompanied by a group of young female dancers.
7. “After We Make Love”
If the moment after having relations could be musically expressed, this would be THE song. Written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin, the song was featured on 1991’s I’m Your Baby Tonight.
8. “Who Do You Love”
When Luther Vandross produces and writes a song, you know its going to be a hit, and this tune is no exception. Featured on her third album, I’m Your Baby Tonight, the song also features Houston’s mother, Cissy and Vandross on background vocals.
9. “If I Told You That”
Merely an album cut on 1998’s My Love Is Your Love, the song got a slight boost when George Michael was added to the track for a duet remix that would be housed on her Greatest Hits album release in 2000.
10. “Things You Say”
With a little vocal feature and songwriting help from Tweet, this song was a departure from the classic big-voiced sound that made Whitney a music legend. Marked by an easy groove heavy instrumental, courtesy of producer Missy Elliott, the song finds Whitney cooing about the love.