All at Once (Whitney Houston song)

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"All at Once"
AllatOnce Houston.jpg
Single by Whitney Houston
from the album Whitney Houston
ReleasedMarch 24, 1985 (Netherlands)
August 20, 1986 (Japan)
Producer(s)Michael Masser
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"You Give Good Love"
"All at Once"
"Saving All My Love for You"

"All at Once" is a song by American singer Whitney Houston, written by Michael Masser and Jeffrey Osborne. The song is from her debut album Whitney Houston and was released as a single in Japan and several European countries in 1985–1986. While it did not receive an official single release in the United States, the song did receive steady radio airplay on Pop and R&B/soul formats there. The song is a heartbreak ballad about a lover who leaves without warning and the damage it does.

Music videos[edit]

Arista released a promotional music video exclusive to Germany and Japan. Another video was released for some European countries. It features Houston singing the song on a stage.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

It became the first hit for Whitney Houston in the Netherlands in April 1985, and also a Top 5 hit on Italy and Belgium singles chart.

Live performances[edit]

Whitney performed the song on Dutch TV's PopsJops show, German TV's Peter's Popshow in 1985, and Japan TV Show Night's Hit Studio in 1986. The following year, Houston performed the song at the 1987 American Music Awards as well as Italy's Sanremo Music Festival.

Track listings and formats[edit]


Chart (1985–1986) Peak
Belgium (VRT Top 30)[9] 2
Italy (Hitparade Italia)[10] 4
Netherlands Dutch Top 40[11] 5
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[12] 24
Chart (2012) Peak
France (SNEP)[13] 132
South Korea International Singles (Gaon)[14] 115


Country Provider Certification Shipments/sales
Japan RIAJ Gold[15] 100,000


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  9. ^ ""I Will Always Love You" on Belgian VRT Top 30 chart". February 27, 1992. Archived from the original on April 9, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  10. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: H". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  11. ^ "Top40-lijst van week 20, 1985". Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  12. ^ Retrieved 17 January 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ " – Whitney Houston – All at Once" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: February 12, 2012 to February 18, 2012)". Gaon Chart. January 5, 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  15. ^ JAPAN certifications[permanent dead link]