I always found it strange that "Worth It" has the words "for the lovers" in it more frequently than Whitney's actual song, "For The Lovers".NothingFails wrote:For The Lovers is excellent
Run To You of course is classic too
"Run To You" is the first shocker? I thought most people would expect it to chart where it did.BeeFan wrote:For The Lovers - this would rank higher at mine probably my faave from the I Look To You album
Get It Back - nice album track
Run To You - my first shock on this countdown, too low IMO ....I love it
It definitely has commercial appeal but the most hit-ready song on I Look To You ("Call You Tonight") was never released.BeeFan wrote:GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:For The Lovers could have been a great single!
I'm surprised to see so much love for "For The Lovers"!PosziMC2 wrote:For The Lovers is one of my fav Whitney songs ever. Epic. (Even the live performances)
It's great, no doubt about it, but considering that "I Will Always Love You" and "I Have Nothing", two epic ballads, it pales in comparison.Luminator wrote:Oh no! Run To You is the best track on the whole Bodyguard Soundtrack (actually, it's a tie with I Have Nothing imo) Its melody is sooooo beautifully written and Whitney sings it with so much passion. I'm shocked to see this THAT low.
It's not that I don't like "I Run To You", it's just that I find it average. There's nothing particularly spectacular about the track and when you think of Whitney's titanic ballads, it falls short of that standard of excellence. It's a 6/10 for me.Play wrote:What do you not like about Run To You Akini?
Yeah, I'm inconsistent. You're just finding this out now, Paul?phoenix98 wrote:"One Wish (For Christmas)" = the message is...sweet...but I do believe that, just the other day, you were poking fun at the cliche-Beauty Queen Pageant response of wanting "world peace" more than anything else of course, I do enjoy the "coming together" part of the holidays, with friends and family and whatnot.
But if she never knocks, how will she ever find out?phoenix98 wrote:"I'm Knockin'" = hmmm...maybe I need to give this one a few more listens to hear what you hear...cause after my first few listens, I'm not impressed. it's one of my least favorite tracks on IYBT, certainly worse than several tracks that already fell ("Miracle", "Takin' A Chance", "Higher Love") I guess the whole...jazzy/R&B vibe is kinda cool. but there's no guarantee what you'll find on the other side of that door, Whitney. the ending isn't bad: "ask me what I want, peace of mind, ask me what I don't, wasting my time..."
I agree completely.phoenix98 wrote:"For The Lovers" = IIRC, there were people on UKMix rooting for this to be a single, but I'm not too impressed. it's not terrible, but there's better non-singles left on ILTY (*cough* "Call You Tonight" *cough*). granted, on first listen, I wasn't too impressed with any of the tracks on ILTY that I hadn't heard before.
The heart wants what the heart wants. Even the best of us often ignore our better judgement when it comes to love.phoenix98 wrote:"Get It Back" = it's not super catchy, but I too can appreciate the message in this one...working to rekindle the flame in a relationship, remembing the "good times", finding ways to keep the spark alive, etc. granted, in Whitney's case, she would've been better off just leaving the douche...
Perhaps...phoenix98 wrote:"Run To You" = aw, way too harsh on this one! I agree that it gets overshadowed by the other Bodyguard ballads, and rightfully so, but it's pretty damn tough to compete with "I Will Always Love You" and "I Have Nothing". looking at it on its own, "Run To You" is pretty great! No. 71 is way too low! I'm sure there's a part of you that can relate to this one too "won't you hold me in your arms, and keep me safe from harm..."
This has nothing to do with Whitney but Akon isn't too hard on the eyes, now that I think about it. As far as the song goes, it's nothing spectacular but I still really like it for the beat and the comeback theme.phoenix98 wrote:"Like I Never Left" = oh, Akon...how very 2009! (well, 2006/2007 really) still, it's not a bad duet. I honestly never thought about it the way you mention in your comments, but I suppose it does work as a metaphor for her career too.
*Gets handcuffs*phoenix98 wrote:"You Give Good Love" = *shakes head* another criminal ranking right here! this one took quite a while to grow on me, but when it finally hit me, it hit me like a truck. definitely my second favorite track on her debut (after "How Will I Know"). "now you're here like you've been before, and you know just what I need.." the way she sings ""now you're here" alone = slayyyed. <3
I agree completely but I think she has just the right level of restraint on this track.phoenix98 wrote:"For The Love Of You" = the chorus isn't bad, but this one does put me to sleep a bit it's nice that she can show restraint on some ballads (I guess this is technically more of a "mid-tempo")...but it seems that when she's too restrained...they turn out quite boring.
Akon's feature on the track is pretty overlookable and I'm glad you like "You Give Good Love".BeeFan wrote:I kinda like Like I Never Left though I got pretty bored of Akon
You Give Good Love is nice
Yes, that was a stunning performance indeed!NothingFails wrote:You Give Good Love is soooooo low. Always thought it was a fantastic r&b single for her that while a huge US hit (#3) never quite got its due in Europe where it was pretty much swept under the rug.
"For The Love Of You" is pleasant, though about rightly positioned since she did far superior midtempos.
Why Does It Hurt So Bad is my fave from the second batch, I remember how Whitney practically killed it when she performed that song on the 1996 MTV Movie Awards.
Aw, you didn't like any from the second batch?Tiger wrote:#71.
Run To You.
The First Nöel.
You Give Good Love.
Run To You
It's very good, yes, but epic is being a tad bit too generous.PosziMC2 wrote:Oh Yes is epic!
Hmm...Well, seeing as we're still in the bottom half of the countdown, that doesn't really raise a red flag. Hopefully you'll find a highlight in this upcoming batch.BeeFan wrote:Oh Yes, Salute, Why Does It Hurt So Bad are all good, but there are no highlights in the last batch IMO
In retrospect, I guess it was an apt song to close out the album and regrettably...her career.GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:Salute is a great closing track... never thought this would have be not just the final track of I Look To You, but the final track of her discography...