Monday Music

Clive Davis and a youthful Whitney (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
My favorite Whitney album. So glad to have it in my collection.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody! I always loved this video and the 80s hair! 🙂 It was so much fun.
Whitney Houston and her Parents John and Cissy Houston (Richard Corkery /New York Daily News)
Whitney, ex-husband Bobby Brown and Daughter Bobbi Christina (Lucy Nicholson/Getty Images)
Whitney and her Daughter Bobbi Christina (Jason Merritt /Getty Images)
Our angel Whitney (Kevin Mazur /Wire Images)
Like everyone this weekend, I was shocked and in disbelief to hear about the passing of Whitney Houston.   As a young girl, Whitney Houston rocked my world when she came onto the scene.  She was soulful, yet sexy and sophisticated which is why my favorite album is Whitney Houston.  I was mesmerized by her voice on “You Give Good Love” (my favorite Whitney song).  She was beautiful AND talented.
The Whitney Houston album had so many hits…”Saving All My Love For You”, “How Will I Know”, “Hold Me” featuring Teddy Pendergrass, and “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” featuring Jermaine Jackson.  And the talent show favorite,  “The Greatest Love of All“.  As far as I’m concerned this song could be a national anthem for the black community.  When I was a kid, a teacher made us memorize the lyrics to this song. 🙂  Her album, Whitney, is a close second favorite for me. 
In the beginning of her career, before she became the diva, Whitney showed me that black girls could have fun too.  I loved how playful, energetic, fun and flirty Whitney was in her videos “How Will I Know” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”.    Her Whitney album brought us the “bring-down-the-house” ballads we came to love and crave from Whitney– “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.
We all know about her struggles behind the scenes, but we shouldn’t allow it to overshadow the gift that she brought to this world.  Let’s remember her for how she made us feel when you sang and bringing us closer to someone we loved.
 Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl

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