At some point in their careers, celebrities can be followed and photographed by paparazzi and Whitney was no exception. Here pictured is a David LaChapelle photo of Whitney from the Whitney: The Greatest Hits photo shoot where he and Whitney re-created a “paparazzi moment.”
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” released as a single 30 years ago today, took the dance-pop giddiness of Whitney’s first album’s signature smash, “How Will I Know,” and raised the stakes. The production (courtesy of Narada Michael Walden) is even more effervescent, the vocals stun with range, elasticity and precision, and it’s tied together with an all-timer of a chorus. The song quickly shot to No. 1 — the first of four consecutive Hot 100-toppers to be pulled from that June’s sophomore LP Whitney — and has arguably endured better today than any song from her world-conquering debut.
Billboard has put together 10 reasons why the song holds up three decades later, not only as one of Whitney’s best, but as one of the greatest pop songs of the ’80s, or any other era.
Whitney and CeCe Winans were great friends and it was fitting that they recorded the song “Count on Me” together. It is an uplifting song about leaning on a friend for support when needed. Released in early 1996, the song was the fourth single from the soundtrack album of the motion picture Waiting to Exhale, and the second single by Whitney released from that album and its soundtrack. The video was filmed in New York City at the famed venue Webster Hall, a landmark building in the East Village which dates back to the late 1800s.
This past Sunday, April 23, was the 29th anniversary of Whitney’s song “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song became her seventh consecutive #1 single, a record unbroken to this day. It was the fourth single from her second album titled Whitney. The video for the song was filmed on location in the Soho section of New York City, a famous neighborhood.
Clive Davis’s film titled Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives premiered in New York Wednesday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. Whitney and Clive’s working relationship is prominently featured in the film and their “father/daughter relationship.” Their bond was real and here they are pictured enjoying one of their many laughs over the years.