Thinking About You (Whitney Houston song)

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"Thinking About You"
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Single by Whitney Houston
from the album Whitney Houston
B-side "Someone for Me"
Released January 11, 1985
Format Vinyl (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded 1984
Genre R&B, soul
Length 5:24 (Album version)
4:03 (Single version)
Label Arista
Writer(s) Kashif, La La
Producer(s) Kashif
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"Hold Me"
"Thinking About You"
"You Give Good Love"

"Thinking About You" is a 1985 R&B/Soul song by American singer Whitney Houston released on January 11, 1985. It was the second single released from Houston's self-titled debut album Whitney Houston. Even though it was not promoted as a single to Top 40 radio stations it was a top 10 R&B hit. It appeared as the B-side to Houston's 1986 single, "Greatest Love of All".

Music video[edit]

A music video was not made for "Thinking About You" but Arista released a promotional video for B-side song "Someone for Me" in some countries.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 89 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart on September 11, 1985. On December 14, 1985, the song reached its peak position of number 10. It spent 15 weeks on the chart.

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine called the song lighter and unheralded.[2]

Track listing[edit]

US 7" vinyl single

  • A "Thinking About You" (Kashif, La La) – 5:24
  • B "Someone for Me" (Raymond Jones, Freddie Washington) – 4:58


Chart (1985) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 10
US Hot Dance Club Songs 24


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  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2005). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research.