I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston

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I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston
Greatest hits album by Whitney Houston
Released November 13, 2012
Recorded 1984–2009
Genre R&B, pop, soul, dance
Label RCA
Whitney Houston chronology
I Look to You
(2009)
I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston
(2012)
Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances
(2014)
Singles from I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston
  1. "I Look to You"
    Released: September 25, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Slant 3.5/5 stars[2]

I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston is a posthumous greatest hits album by American recording artist Whitney Houston. The album was released on November 13, 2012 via RCA Records.

Content and release[edit]

The album features a selection a Houston's greatest hits including remastered versions of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "How Will I Know", "So Emotional", "I Have Nothing" and "One Moment in Time". The album was released in both standard[3] and deluxe[4] versions. It was also released with an accompanying 5 track bonus CD with the duets sung by Houston and other artist. The album includes new liner notes written by Clive Davis.

Also included is a previously unreleased song titled "Never Give Up" and a re-recorded version of the "I Look to You" as a duet with R. Kelly, who is also the writer. The song was released on September 25, 2012 as the first single from the album.[5]

"Never Give Up" was released as a lyric video on Whitney Houston's official YouTube (Vevo) channel on November 6, 2012.[6]

At the 2013 NAACP Image awards, the album won two awards in the 'Outstanding Album' and 'Outstanding Song' categories. The latter was for the song 'I Look To You', a duet version with R Kelly featured on the album.

The week of its release, the album peaked at #14 on the US Billboard 200 and #2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. The album has sold over 200,000 copies in the United States alone till date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "You Give Good Love"   LaLa Whitney Houston 4:36
2. "Saving All My Love for You"   Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser Whitney Houston 3:57
3. "How Will I Know"   George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam, Narada Michael Walden Whitney Houston 4:33
4. "Greatest Love of All"   Linda Creed, Masser Whitney Houston 4:48
5. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"   Merrill, Rubicam Whitney 4:50
6. "Didn't We Almost Have It All"   Masser, Will Jennings Whitney 5:05
7. "So Emotional"   Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly Whitney 4:36
8. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"   Frank Wildhorn, Chuck Jackson Whitney 4:36
9. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (U.S. album version) L.A. Reid, Babyface I'm Your Baby Tonight 5:00
10. "All the Man That I Need"   Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore I'm Your Baby Tonight 4:09
11. "I Will Always Love You"   Dolly Parton The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album 4:30
12. "I'm Every Woman"   Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album 4:45
13. "I Have Nothing"   David Foster, Linda Thompson The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album 4:50
14. "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"   Babyface Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album 3:21
15. "I Believe in You and Me" (Single version) David Wolfert, Sandy Linzer The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack Album 3:52
16. "My Love Is Your Love" (Radio edit) Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis My Love Is Your Love 4:03
17. "I Look to You" (with R. Kelly) Robert Kelly Previously unreleased 3:39
18. "Never Give Up"   Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Johntá Austin Previously unreleased 4:01
Total length:
79:38

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label(s) Format Edition
Finland November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16) RCA Records CD, digital download Deluxe[27]
United States November 13, 2012 (2012-11-13) RCA Records CD, digital download Standard,[28] HSN[29]
United Kingdom[30] November 19, 2012 (2012-11-19) Standard,[3] deluxe[4]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston | Music Review | Slant Magazine
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