Top 10 Best Whitney Houston Songs

The Top Ten
1 I Will Always Love You

Whenever you search the web for top-10 lists of Whitney Houston's songs, "I Will Always Love You" will consistently be at number one. Originally recorded by Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" is one of the best-selling singles ever and the most successful song by a female artist. With powerhouse vocals and rich, rapid vibrato, this song is Whitney Houston's signature piece.

No entertainer in the world could sing for 45 seconds without the slightest instrumental accompaniment as emotionally and vividly as Whitney Houston in "I Will Always Love You," the theme song for the movie "The Bodyguard," featuring Whitney Houston and, of course, Kevin Costner. Whitney Houston won 16 awards for this song, including a Grammy Award.

This is clearly going to be Number One! An amazing song though... I love all of her well-known songs! I am quite young, so people probably find it a bit weird that I like her music. But her songs are sung deeply from the soul, and she can SING, unlike some artists today who take all the credit for making music what it is. I hope Whitney will always be remembered for her voice!

2 I Have Nothing

Best WH song HANDS DOWN. It really showcases her talent, and she hits all the high notes perfectly. This song absolutely NEEDS more attention. Truly the best.

Take my love, I never ask for too much. Whitney, you were amazing, beautiful, intelligent, a person that I really adored. On February 11, 2012, I felt like I had nothing because you weren't here to share your love with us. I love you. The song itself expresses how you felt - you loved everybody, and I thank you and God for showing us what love is. Rest in peace, baby.

Although "I Will Always Love You" is more popular, this one most definitely is her greatest work! The vocal ability, range, and octave changes in this song scream spectacular! It's without a doubt my favorite and her best. It should at least be number two.

3 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

Such a catchy song! Anytime you hear this song, it just makes you want to dance! (Hence the name.) Everything about this song – the lyrics, the beat, even the music video, and of course, how Whitney sings it – is amazing!

I had always heard of Whitney's legacy but never had the chance to hear her beautiful songs. Recently, when I listened to them, I couldn't bring myself to listen to anything else. Her music is so beautiful and amazing, and Whitney's voice is tremendously soothing. It makes me cry every time I hear the part, "And I wish you joy and happiness/But above all this I wish you love." There's no doubt she's one of the greatest female singers of all time.

Truly one of the best songs by Whitney and the funnest. I'm not sure if that's a word, but whatever. This is really a fun song! I love the beat, and the video is cool too!

4 Greatest Love of All

Not only are the lyrics absolutely meaningful and self-worthy, but the way Whitney sings this... Wow. Just downright beautiful.

I want to tell you something - this is my favorite Whitney Houston song. However, I had to place it in the top 6, although it deserves a spot even before the top 1. I feel it's more like a song that makes a person delve deep into themselves, acknowledge their mistakes, and feel how life embraces them with what they have worked for. I believe that anyone who is a fan of Whitney Houston and hasn't heard this song is committing a sin.

This song was played at my preschool graduation. So was Boyz to Men's It's Hard To Say Goodbye at my junior high school. I will always love Whitney. R.I.P to an influential person. You will always be loved. Melissa from Franklin Park, Illinois.

5 How Will I Know

This song is MY jam! I always thought this song was just a fun and happy song to play. It had a great beat, sweet vocals, and who can forget Whitney was trying to do her thing with the backup dancers.

Just like 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody,' this beautiful and catchy track marked Whitney as a versatile artist. In the '80s, she sang not only powerful ballads but also very cool disco/dance tracks. I adore 'How Will I Know.' I still listen to it over and over again.

Rest in peace, the Queen of Voice, Whitney Houston!

One of her most amazing songs! It's a song any woman can relate to who's in love with a man but doesn't know if he feels the same way. She was and always will be amazing.

6 Saving All My Love for You

One of Whitney's oldest songs, but I hate to say this: This song should also be top 1 on this list. It is known as the "best romantic song ever by a female artist." A jazzy, inspiring, and heart-embracing song, with lyrics that beautifully depict what love is, even when it involves cheating. Here's how it begins: "A few stolen moments is all that we share, you've got your family, and they need you there."

The best song for me, it is from a lover's point of view. She knows it's wrong loving someone else's man, but she can't help it. A difficult song to relate to, but Whitney makes us sympathize with the woman in love. Love this song!

Beautiful voice and the most loved body structure. May God open His arms and keep you in peace.

7 Run to You

A very beautiful song, a total MUST-HEAR. If I didn't explain a lot about this song, it doesn't mean I am underestimating it. You must hear RUN TO YOU!

It uplifts my spirit. After losing the love of my life, I keep on listening to it more often. I loved Whitney more than anything. Her songs are so amazing.

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Such a meaningful song that gives you tears in your eyes. This song is filled with such emotion.

8 You Give Good Love

This is my favorite Whitney Houston song. Absolutely superb - the vocals, the lyrics, the music. It's sultry and smooth. Since it was mostly played on R&B stations, and on BET & VH1 (not MTV yet), I understand why it is ranked low. Not many people knew this one as much as Saving All My Love for You, which was her next song and her first number 1. Nonetheless, I think it's one of her best.

Why so low? This song is great. Well, not as great as #1-4, but still, this song is great. My favorite Whitney Houston song ever. I hold no regrets in saying that.

Best Whitney song ever. The soul and emotion she puts into this song are so deep and powerful. Should be much higher.

9 One Moment in Time

This is such a wonderful song. It epitomizes Whitney's exceptional vocal talent because it's a song full of high notes and belting, and its lyrics are very inspirational and extremely meaningful. It can quickly bring someone to tears. It is one Houston song that should not be missed, for it showcases Whitney's vocal ability.

The greatest song that I heard, and for me, she was a wonderful lady. I miss her and her voice especially because she had a wonderful voice that God gave her.

Love this song. The main reason, of course, is because she's singing it. One of her best songs in hitting the high note. Very powerful. Fantastic!

10 Didn't We Almost Have It All

One of my favorite songs by Whitney. It's so touching and beautiful. It reminds me a little of "One Moment in Time" because of such meaningful lyrics. After hearing this, there's no doubt why she'll always be the top number one singer of all time. No one could ever come close.

You did have it all, Whitney. You had a fabulous voice and the potential for a wonderful life. So sad you never made it past 48. I wonder how Bobby feels about the path he led you down...

My favorite song is only number 18. This shows how good this female legend is. I like all the top ten songs, but this one is so powerful and stylish that it's like describing who I am. Best song!

The Contenders
11 So Emotional

Original song and reminiscent of the time period. Hormones flying through the air.

I adore this song. I listen to it all the time. It never gets old.

12 I'm Every Woman

Rest in peace, Whitney. Beautiful song, beautiful voice, beautiful smile. We will miss you so much. It's too bad today's kids will never hear real talent like yours, natural without a computer to autotune your voice. So sad to lose a talent like this. I hope others who need it will now get the help they need.

I love this song. Best song Whitney ever sang! Awesome lyrics as well! Rest in peace, sweet lady!

I was born in 1999, but my mom raised me on Whitney. When she died, my mom cried. What a terrible loss.

13 All the Man that I Need

True masterpiece from Whitney Houston. This song should be at least in the Top 5. Very beautiful voice, melodious sound, and touching lyrics. Whitney's performance is adorable.

Just perfection! This is the most emotional performance I've ever heard. Can't listen to this song only once. Her vocal abilities are exceptional and the closing of this song is magnificent.

I just love how she hits the notes. It's not her biggest hit but it is surely one of her best.

14 Where Do Broken Hearts Go

Amazing song. The fact that Whitney originally didn't like the song but still sang it perfectly just goes to show what a wonderful singer she is. I'm surprised it's at #13.

I really want to know why this song is not in her top 10. It's a very beautiful song. She touches this song like she kisses her loved one.

It is a very special song for me. It brings back special memories and dreams.

Whitney, you're still in my heart, even if it is broken.

15 All at Once

Always loved this song from when it first came out all those years ago. It's so beautiful!

Can't understand why it's not top 3... With its outstanding lyrics...

I adore Whitney's vocals in this song. One of her most brilliant songs.

16 I'm Your Baby Tonight

This song really has no genre, which makes it fantastic. Her power and high notes and runs seem like it'd be an R&B song, but I think it crosses over well.

This song gives me chills. I feel this song in my soul as if I'm singing it!

17 It's Not Right but It's Okay

This song is THE BOMB! Truly the best song to listen to during your afternoon getaway. But seriously, this song is so underrated. It should be in the top 10.

I agree with you, this is a beautiful song. When Whitney came out with this song, it hit my heart. I was young and didn't know which way to go with my relationship with my twins' father. Whitney made me a stronger person. It's not right, but it's okay, I'm gonna make it anyway.

Best song. The words are incredible. Whitney is still the best singer of all. She is an icon. She got the VOICE, the LOOK, the SMILE.

18 When You Believe

The most powerful duet of all time. An essential tune, especially in this pandemic.

Such a beautiful song and amazing voice from Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Love this song very much.

With Mariah, two of the greatest divas. What a clash of the titans!

19 Higher Love

Whitney Houston's cover of Steve Winwood's 1986 hit was originally featured on the Japanese edition of her third studio album, I'm Your Baby Tonight. It was only released in Japan as a bonus cut. The song lay dormant for 28 years, but everything changed in 2019. Houston's estate and RCA Records targeted a Norwegian DJ named Kygo for a 2020 collaboration. Her sister-in-law, Pat Houston, was particularly sold on working with him because of his tasteful tropical house remix of Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing. And the rest is history. Higher Love has been streamed 548 million times on Spotify, ranking just behind the first placer, I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me).

Kygo really made this into a modern hit. Of course, Whitney's voice was the main ingredient.

20 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
21 Count on Me
22 Nothin' But Love

Her most underrated song ever. It wasn't released as a single.

23 My Love is Your Love

Not a typical Whitney Houston hit, nor the most notable showcase for her vocal gymnastics, but at once laid-back and intense, by turns subtle and then jarring - a masterpiece.

"My Love Is Your Love" - there's so much heart in it, you can't help but feel it.

24 I Learned from the Best

Amazing vocal performance! It's as strong as I Will Always Love You.

I Learned from the Best reminds me of myself and my relationship.

25 Miracle

Definitely one of the most underrated Whitney songs - beautiful as always, powerful as usual, emotional and touching. Real Whitney Houston!

This song has made my life like a miracle. Goodbye, my lovely singer. RIP. There will never be another Whitney Houston for me.

You need a miracle to be able to sing this song... So beautiful!

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