The Ultimate Collection (Whitney Houston album)

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The Ultimate Collection
Greatest hits album by Whitney Houston
Released October 29, 2007 (UK)
Recorded 1984–2000
Genre
Label Arista
Producer
Whitney Houston chronology
One Wish: The Holiday Album
(2003)
The Ultimate Collection
(2007)
I Look to You
(2009)

The Ultimate Collection is a Whitney Houston greatest hits collection, released on October 29, 2007.[1] It was the first time a single CD of Houston's hit singles had been released. It debuted at number five in the UK, with sales of 37,228. It climbed to number three in its second week on the chart. As of February 2012, the album has sold over one million copies in the United Kingdom.[2] In Brazil, the album was released as Whitney Houston – The Best So Far. In 2011, it was reissued as All Time Best - Reclam Musik Edition in Germany and Switzerland.

Unlike the North American edition of her previous singles compilation, Whitney: The Greatest Hits, the upbeat and dance-oriented songs—with the exception of "I'm Your Baby Tonight"—are not remixed and contain the original version of those songs (although a couple are shortened by up to 30 seconds).

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Digital Spy 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

Album[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Will Always Love You"   Dolly Parton David Foster 4:27
2. "Saving All My Love for You"   Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser Michael Masser 3:45
3. "Greatest Love of All"   Linda Creed, Michael Masser Michael Masser 4:46
4. "One Moment in Time"   Albert Hammond, John Bettis   4:46
5. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"   George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam Narada Michael Walden 4:49
6. "How Will I Know"   George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam, Narada Michael Walden Narada Michael Walden 4:33
7. "So Emotional"   Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly Narada Michael Walden 4:31
8. "When You Believe" (Duet with Mariah Carey) Stephen Schwartz Babyface 4:32
9. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"   Frank Wildhorn, Chuck Jackson Narada Michael Walden 4:38
10. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (Remix) L.A. Reid, Babyface L.A. Reid, Babyface 4:10
11. "Didn't We Almost Have It All"   Michael Masser, Will Jennings Michael Masser 4:35
12. "Run to You"   Allan Rich, Jud Friedman David Foster 4:27
13. "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"   Babyface Babyface 3:25
14. "If I Told You That" (Duet with George Michael) Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Tony Estes Rodney Jerkins 4:33
15. "I Have Nothing"   David Foster, Linda Thompson David Foster  
16. "I'm Every Woman"   Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson Narada Michael Walden 4:39
17. "It's Not Right but It's Okay"   Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Isaac Phillips, Tony Estes Rodney Jerkins 4:49
18. "My Love Is Your Love"   Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis 4:18
Total length:
79:26

DVD[edit]

Music videos
No. Title Length
1. "You Give Good Love"    
2. "Saving All My Love for You"    
3. "How Will I Know"    
4. "Greatest Love of All"    
5. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"    
6. "Didn't We Almost Have It All"    
7. "So Emotional"    
8. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"    
9. "I'm Your Baby Tonight"    
10. "All the Man That I Need"    
11. "The Star Spangled Banner" (live at Super Bowl XXV, 1/27/91)  
12. "I Will Always Love You"    
13. "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"    
14. "I Believe in You and Me"    
15. "I'm Every Woman"    
16. "I Have Nothing"    
17. "Run to You"    
18. "Queen of the Night"    
19. "Step by Step"    
20. "Heartbreak Hotel"    
21. "My Love Is Your Love"    
22. "It's Not Right But It's Okay"    
23. "I Learned from the Best"    
Bonus content
No. Title Length
1. "Home" (Live on The Merv Griffin Show, 4/29/85)  
2. "Lover for Life" (The Concert for a New South Africa, 11/12/94)  
3. "One Moment in Time" (Live from the 1989 Grammy Awards)  
4. "My Love Is Your Love: The Making of an Album"    
5. "My Love Is Your Love" (Live from Mannheim, Germany, 1999)  
6. "Why Does It Hurt So Bad" (Live from the 1996 MTV Movie Awards)  
7. "It's Not Right But It's Okay" (from MTV All Access, 7/9/99)  
8. "Interviews with Whitney and Clive Davis"    
9. "Behind-the-scenes footage from the Greatest Hits photo shoot"    
10. "Song lyrics"    

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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