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11 February 2012 @ 10:39 pm
RIP: Whitney Houston  
Oh my God. I just, I grew up listening to and loving her music, and ... just wow. So young, so very young (only 48), and just, wow, may she rest in peace :(

Not her biggest or most well-known song, but this is my favorite of hers:

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Heather-Ann: Mischieflinsell_farm on February 12th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
As did I. It is so sad that she had such a short life.
I loved that song, as well but my favorite of hers was I Will Always Love You .
It's just so powerful and haunting.

Edited at 2012-02-12 03:54 am (UTC)
Arabian: Peace_LEarabian on February 12th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
I heard Dolly Parton's original first and I've always loved the quiet beauty of that one, so that one (though probably her biggest hit) just never rocked it for me like it did others. I do still love it, but I just don't LURVE it, you know?

It is so sad that she had such a short life.

Yeah, I'm still shocked about it honestly.

Edited at 2012-02-12 04:08 am (UTC)
Heather-Ann: Mischieflinsell_farm on February 12th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
I've never heard the original by Dolly, so will forever associate it with Whitney.

I'm stunned but sadly this way of going does not seem very uncommon amongst superstars.
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on February 12th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
This is one of my favorite songs of hers, too. This was one of the first music videos I've seen when I came to the U.S. and it stayed with me.

Sigh. So young, it's true. And yes, she wasn't well for years, but there was always hope. This is just ... terrible.
Arabian: Little Boy Bluearabian on February 12th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
Aww, I imagine the fast pace and lyrics probably helped in terms of getting down English-speaking rhythms too.

she wasn't well for years, but there was always hope

Sigh, yeah. :(
Vickie: Heartsarcasticcheese on February 12th, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
When the pop up came on my phone saying she had died, I literally gasped.

I can't pick a favorite Whitney song. I love the one you posted, Saving All My Love For You, One Moment In Time, I'm Every Woman. She had so many amazing songs, it's hard to pick a favorite.

I love, love LOVE Waiting To Exhale.

This is just so tragic and sad.
Arabian: ATttD - Sorryarabian on February 12th, 2012 05:08 am (UTC)
I refreshed ONTD and said aloud OH MY GOD! I just couldn't believe it. Very tragic, yes.

So many great songs, I could add a whole list to the ones you mentioned. (And I was actually JUST listening to a bunch of stuff by her about a week ago.)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assybadboy_fangirl on February 12th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
So many great songs...so tragic. I totally started crying when I heard the news.
Shane: [RP] Dylan do you see me?havemy_heart on February 12th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
That's one of my favorite songs of hers too. So sad :(
Brandybrandyleigh on February 12th, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was really shocked to hear about her death. Maybe I shouldn't have been, as I knew she had drug addiction problems, but she just seemed like one of those entertainers who would be around until they were old and gray, regardless of her issues.

I love "I'm Your Baby Tonight", too, in addition to several of her other upbeat songs, like "It's Not Right, But It's Okay" or "I'm Every Woman". But I still think my favorite is "I Have Nothing".
Dulcedecorumestdulcedeusex on February 12th, 2012 07:47 am (UTC)
OMG. I just read the news and am soooo sad! I can't watch YouTube vids on my phone, what song did you pick?

Srsly though, I don't even know how MANY hours I spent as a kid (singing along to her albums)! I still remember being 13 and putting on a show (using a mop) for my stepdad that was basically me doing all the hit songs from The Bodyguard. *sigh*

And with all the shit that went down in her personal life (these last 10-12 years) it's super sad that she went out like that. And you're right she was waay too young!
Florencia: Johnny (Moon)florencia7 on February 12th, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
This is so very sad.

R.I.P.
Frust-sheep: sheep: chief grief frust-sheepfrust_sheep on February 12th, 2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
That is so sad. :( R.I.P. Whitney!