Thank you!Nippian93 wrote:Awesome list, so many beautiful songs in one place. Can't wait to see the first seven.
I've only just noticed this thread for the first time. It's completely passed me by since 2015.JSparksFan wrote:The three-year suspense for the #1, though!
I'm curious to see what it is.
Had to comment on I wanna dance with somebody though. For a song that's now 31 years old (gosh it's a year older than me ) this still sounds as incredible today as it must've sounded when it was a fresh new single in 1987.GetBack wrote:
02. I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME)
Taken from: Whitney
One of the most nostalgic songs of the eighties, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is definitely one infectious tune, it definitely made Whitney's ballad-driven discography a lot more colorful. The song became Whitney's biggest single until "I Will Always Love You". It topped the US and UK charts and won her the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It's definitely one of Whitney's signature hits and it never gets old.
Thank you so much for the Nippy fans that have followed this countdown! I actually feel sad that Whitney wasn't able to give as many albums as we would have wanted due to her personal and professional struggles throughout her lifetime. Not to mention, she's not here anymore which makes celebrating her artistry even more bittersweet. I hope one day we get a proper release of another live songs compilation since it feels so great to hear her voice again.
01. I HAVE NOTHING
Taken from: The Bodyguard
This song is one of my all-time favorite songs. I remember how huge it was when it was released. For those who lived through the era of The Bodyguard, Whitney was the most popular artist at that period, there was no other female artist who experienced that level of success. Whitney became a huge movie star and an even bigger music artist at the same time. The funny thing is, the movie wasn't actually something the critics were happy about, but the soundtrack helped the film in the box office and it also elevated the film to a "cult favorite" status.
Though the song may not have experienced the same success of the single that was released prior to this one (which was the fourteen-week chart-topper "I Will Always Love You"), it still became one of Whitney's signature songs. It's really one of Whitney's most powerful vocal performances. I don't see anyone being able to give this song justice the way Whitney did. I also love how effective the video treatment was for this song. Whitney looked so gorgeous in that film performance of the song.
You're very welcome! I can't believe that this countdown is almost a year older than your stay here in UKMix, Nippian!Nippian93 wrote:Thanks for hosting, you did amazing, and a great winner.
I must've glazed over this appearance further down whilst scrolling through. I got to #2 and hadn't even thought about I have nothing.JSparksFan wrote:"My Love Is Your Love" is one of Whitney's finest moments. The video is probably my favourite video of hers and the melody is so memorable. Everything about it is perfect, in my opinion.