Best Buy is selling most of Whitney's albums for crazy cheap right now ($5.99 for Whitney Houston
, $4.99 for I'm Your Baby Tonight
, My Love Is Your Love
, and Just Whitney...
), so I picked up the latter three yesterday. I think they must've known you were doing this countdown...
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" = eh...not a fan of the R&B/slow jam twist she put on this (the background/beat sounds really out-of-place). she sounds good, but I much prefer Judy Garland's version.
"I'll Be Home For Christmas" = definitely a better Xmas cover than the last one. I think the best version I've heard of this is Michael Bublé's, but Whitney certainly does it justice too.
"Thinking About You" = this started out promising, I thought it would turn into a fun uptempo like "How Will I Know", but the chorus is really underwhelming. pity!
"Whatchulookinat" = hmm...this actually isn't too bad, it's kinda catchy, got some good attitude. and how can you not love Whitney using the third person: "same spotlight that once gave me fame, trying to dirty up Whitney's name..."
seriously though, this isn't terrible.
"Little Drummer Boy" = aw, this is just...really sad now...
(I was seriously tearing up...until it turned into a hot mess around the 2:15 mark).
"Someone For Me" = wow, clearly Whitney's team picked the right singles from her debut, because the leftover album tracks are pretty terrible
the team behind "How Will I Know" should've handled all her up-tempo's.
"Takin A Chance" = hmmm...this is actually pretty good! it's a pity they left it off the US version of IYBT
, it's definitely better than some of the tracks that made the cut (though I guess it does sound a bit more like her earlier stuff than most of the IYBT
material, maybe that's why it got left off). I'll have to hunt this down online now...
"Miracle" = so...according to Wikipedia, Whitney denied that this is about abortion in an interview...but then again, she didn't actually write any of it herself, and the lyrics seem pretty damn clear to me. preachiness of the song aside (well, the whole "abortions are a selfish choice and you should feel guilty now because you killed a miracle" message), the chorus is actually pretty catchy...I wish I didn't like it as much as I do.
"Hold Me" = this kind of lost me right after the first line: "I'll hold you, and touch you, and make you my woman..."
idk, something about the way he says "make you my woman"...or maybe just the idea of anyone making someone "their woman". idk. and then chorus is just dullsville. this is like a bad "Endless Love" knockoff.
"Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" = not...terrible...but still pretty dull. the singles on her debut really >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the album tracks!