All at Once (Whitney Houston song)

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"All at Once"
Single by Whitney Houston
from the album Whitney Houston
Released March 24, 1985 (Netherlands)
Format CD single
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop, soul, adult contemporary[1]
Length 4:29
Label Arista
Writer(s) Michael Masser (music), Jeffrey Osborne (lyrics)
Producer(s) Michael Masser
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"You Give Good Love"
"All At Once"
"Saving All My Love for You"
Whitney Houston track listing
"How Will I Know"
"All at Once"
"Take Good Care of My Heart"

"All at Once" is a song written by Michael Masser and Jeffrey Osborne and recorded by Whitney Houston. It 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 significant radio airplay there.

It became the first hit for Whitney Houston in the Netherlands in April 1985.

The song is a heartbreak ballad about a lover who leaves without warning and the damage it does. Houston performed the song at the 1987 American Music Awards.

Music videos[edit]

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


Chart (1985/1986) Peak
Belgium (VRT Top 30)[3] 2
Netherlands Dutch Top 40[4] 5
Italian Singles Chart[5] 4
Chart (2012) Peak
France (SNEP)[6] 132
South Korea International Singles (Gaon)[7] 115


Country Provider Certification Shipments/sales
Japan RIAJ Gold[8] 100,000


  1. ^ "All at Once - Whitney Houston | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-31. 
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  3. ^ ""I Will Always Love You" on Belgian VRT Top 30 chart". February 27, 1992. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Top40-lijst van week 20, 1985". Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: H". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ " – Whitney Houston – All at Once" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ JAPAN certifications