Tripolis wrote:My Name Is Not Susan is overrated, IMO. It isn't exactly that great, though no doubt that it is indeed a good song. Not exactly fitted for my Whitney taste. 6/10
Aw, I totally love the sass Whitney delivers in "My Name Is Not Susan". I was definitely able to relate to it earlier this year too.
Same Script, Different Cast.. it's weird seeing a Whitney fan like this so much as I rarely see this get mentioned. I do find it okay, though, and definitely wouldn't rank it as high as you did. However, ranking this over "My Love Is Your Love" is a crime as the latter is definitely much better. 6.5/10
Nah, it's an epic duet in my opinion. It's criminally overlooked and unrightfully underrated.
Tripolis wrote:Saving All My Love For You is a Whitney classic and is definitely worthy of a #13 placing, but I don't really rate it as highly as her other classics. It's one of my least-played tracks from Whitney's Ultimate Collection. It is great, though. 8/10
I really think the song is one of Houston's best songs, lyrically speaking. A few stolen moments is all that we share
... I love her storytelling skills here and the Jazz arrangement is just phenomenal.
Tripolis wrote:All The Man That I Need.. is not on par with her blockbuster hits like "I Will Always Love You", "I Have Nothing" and even "My Love Is Your Love". Shockingly, I only discovered this song this year on American Idol when a contestant sang it. Not a bad song, though not that excellent either. Definitely not top 20 worthy, for me. 7/10
discovered this gem?
I hope it grows on you because I definitely feel that it's one of her best ballads. Those vocals just give me chills.
Tripolis wrote:So Emotional is one of my favourite Whitney singles and would definitely rank inside my top 20. Though not as instant as "I Will Always Love You". It took me a while to recognize the beauty and epicness of this track. I love Whitney's power in her voice in this track. 9/10
Yes, her vocal range on this track is spectacular as well. It's a shame that it wasn't as big as her other classics like "I Have Nothing".
Oooookay....where to start ....
When I thought about what songs could still come up and would rank higher than this epic, fantastic, too low last batch, I also thought about the worst cases and suddenly Susan
came to my mind... I was like "No, that can't happen....NEVER" ...so...
No to that song
The rest of that batch is huge
though most of it would have ranked lower than Right But Okay
for me, but anyway Script, Cast
- I love this song and I'm really glad you ranked it high, reminded me of Brandy/Monica back then, but I love these kind of songs.... for me this was the best new song on the GH-album, and it's yours too obviously
Aw, no love for "My Name Is Not Susan"?
Maybe when you get into a situation like the protagonist, you'll appreciate the song more.
Yes! "Same Script, Different Cast" was definitely
the best new song on her Greatest Hits
collection! The duet was just...too epic for words. I can't.
luckyONE wrote:I love "So Emotional". It would also rank in my personal Top 20.
Glad to hear it!
My Name Is Not Susan.
Saving All My Love For You.
So Emotional. Wonder what the Top 10 is
Epicness, Maaian. Just pure, unadulterated epicness.
"Love Will Save The Day" = hmmm...I've never been too impressed by this one. I can see why it broke her US No. 1 streak (and in a big way! 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 -- 1 - 9, ouch). it's not TERRIBLE, but definitely too high. sorry, hun.
No. You've forfeited your rights to call me "hun".
phoenix98 wrote:"I Bow Out" = I don't quite understand your passion for this song, but I do like it. it's definitely one of the best non-singles on My Love Is Your Love (along with "Until You Come Back" and "Oh Yes").
I suppose I'm obsessed with the song 'cause I can relate to it so well.
"My Love Is Your Love" = I was about to make some snarky remarks about this being way too low, but then I remembered that it took about...12-13 years for this song to grow on me
I can definitely remember hearing this on the radio when it was a single and hating how much it was over-played, especially since I never cared for it much in the first place. I can't remember exactly when this song finally clicked with me, but I think it was sometime last year when I was listening through her Greatest Hits
. I'd prolly rank it in my Top 10 now. "it would take an eternity to break us, and the chains of Amistad couldn't hold us..."
Check me back in 2024 and we'll see if it's ranking improves.
phoenix98 wrote:"I Believe In You And Me" = another lovely 90's ballad single. I'm not sure if this deserves to be so much higher than the other singles from that period, like "Run To You" and "Why Does It Hurt So Bad", I think they're all pretty equally great (but not on the level of "I Will Always Love You" or "I Have Nothing", of course). do you have any strong feelings regarding the album version VS single version of the one?
I prefer the single version but both are pretty fantastic.
phoenix98 wrote:"Love Is A Contact Sport" = wow, did NOT realize you were such a fan of this one! it's certainly cheese-tastic, but I gotta admit it's pretty catchy too.
Ah, I'm glad you've taken so much to that one! It is pretty fabulous!
phoenix98 wrote:"You're Still My Man" = hmmm...not quite sure what you hear in this one. Whitney does sound great, of course, but isn't the message of refusing to accept that someone's left you a bit...scary, fatal attraction, stalker-ish? or just...sad? I'm pretty sure him marrying his next gf "can change it", gurl. I can just picture this guy waking up chained to a pipe in Whitney's basement Saw-style to the sound of her singing this song...
That would've been an...interesting film choice for Houston but I think I love the song because I interpret it in a much less stalker-ish way. To me, she's saying that despite the fact that he's found a girl to replace her, she's forever his girl and no irregularity (:lol:) can chance that.
"One Moment In Time" = this one seems to be quite popular around UKMix, but I definitely wouldn't put it so high. obviously, Taylor's "Change" slayyyyys all other Olympics-related songs.
I'mma need you take a seat after that comment.
phoenix98 wrote:"Greatest Love Of All" = this one definitely rivals "Love Is A Contact Sport" in terms of cheese-factor ("I believe the children are our future", really now?), but I still like it too.
You say that like it's a bad thing. I quite like cheese.
"I Look To You" = somehow this song managed to break through my "praise the lawd"-song bias, I actually quite like it! it's hard not to tear up a bit listening to this now, after her passing. I know she didn't write it herself...but it's just so fitting to her struggles, searching for help and hope, and the battle that she ultimately lost. "my levee's are broken, my walls have come crumbling down on me, the rain is falling, defeat is calling..."
It's one of three Whitney songs that make me tear up every time I hear it. The other two songs are Top 2.
phoenix98 wrote:"It's Not Right, But It's Okay" = I'm still not sure how you can NOT love the Thunderpuss Mix of this, but the original is still pretty solid. the Thunderpuss Mix is actually a very strong contender for my absolute favorite Whitney song.
No wonder you've been trying to get me to like it so much. Hmm...Maybe it'll grow on me one day.
phoenix98 wrote:"My Name Is Not Susan" = so glad that you really like this one too! I would probably put it even higher, quite possibly Top 10. I do NOT get how this could only managed a No. 20 peak!
Meh, I guess enough Americans didn't experience the "Susan" situation so they couldn't relate?
phoenix98 wrote:"Same Script, Different Cast" = nice to see this often-forgotten single get so much love from you! it's a bit like "The Boy Is Mine", but I like that Whitney's sort of trying to do Deb a favor by warning her (even if her intentions aren't totally pure "maybe my reasons are wrong, but I know that you believe me"). the whole play/movie metaphor works really well, and both ladies sound lovely.
Yes, I love the metaphor! My best friend and I always sing/massacre this song. I always make sure I'm Whitney when we perform it.
phoenix98 wrote:"Saving All My Love For You" = a bit too high for me, but I gotta give due respect to her global breakthrough smash single.
Is you bowing yet?
phoenix98 wrote:"All The Man That I Need" = also a bit too high, but still good.
Aw, with all the references you've made to this song in the past, I thought you loved it. Shame on you for deceiving me Paul!
phoenix98 wrote:"So Emotional" = so basically, "so emotional" = "horny"? rawr, Whitney! "I gotta watch you walk in the room baby, I gotta watch you walk out, I like the animal way you move, and when you talk I just watch your mouth...". I think I slightly prefer the David Morales Mix to the original, but both are fantastic!
Why you so nasty?
And how dare you prefer a remix to the already fantastic original?
#13. Saving All My Love For You
#11. So Emotional
#12. All The Man That I Need
I love this one, one of her underrated singles!
Yes, "All The Man That I Need" does tend to get overrated and overlooked in favour of her better-known classics. Glad to hear you have "nothin' but love" for it.
NothingFails wrote:My Name Is Not Susan is so underrated, always liked it
Same Script, Different Cast was a fantastic diva ballad, and the remixes were great too
Saving All My Love For You is a bonafide classic
All The Man That I Need is beautiful
So Emotional was good too, one of her "harder" tunes.
Awesomeness! Glad to hear that it was a great batch for you.