It’s Throwback Tuesday people! Time to get into your imaginary time machines and zoom backwards and reminisce about a BIG-ASS song that made a mark!
Today we rewind back to clearly one of the best decades in music, the 80’s. Hello…Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Prince, Tina Turner, Anita Baker?? The originators and innovators of the game had arrived y’all! And when it came to vocals, there was only one THE Voice defining the 80’s as well as the 90’s. And that’s none other than vocal powerhouse of the supreme order the legendary Mizz Whitney Houston!
Whitney Houston dominated the 80’s and the 90’s with an endless streak of # 1 singles and album sales that’ll shove all of them diva-lings doing their thang today collectively into a corner to never squeak again for eternity. With almost 200 million records sold worldwide, 11 Billboard # 1 singles, 6 Grammy’s, 22 American Music Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, Miss Houston holds the Guinness World Record for the most awarded female artist of all time, and VH1 ranks her at # 3 on the list of 50 Greatest Women Of The Video Era, behind Madonna at # 1 and Janet Jackson at # 2. Billboard Magazine ranks her as the 9th Greatest Hot 100 Artist Of All Time, and the 4th Female Hot 100 Artist Of All Time, behind Madonna, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.
Whitney was and still is THE voice, and today I’m giving a shout-out to one of the finest songs of her career, a stunning testimony to her vocal prowess, the incomparable ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go?’ from her 1987 sophomore smash album ‘Whitney’.
This song became Whitney’s 7th consecutive # 1 single, a record she still holds today for the most consecutive # 1 singles in history. Additionally the song also became her 4th # 1 single from the parent album ‘Whitney’, that made her the first female artist to have four # 1 singles from one album, a feat that has been repeated by only a select few including Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Usher and more recently Katy Perry.
The song, like most of her classics, rest entirely on her insanely legendary vocals, and like always, she delivers..and how!
With Christmas just around the corner, and the nights getting shorter and colder, this is just the kinda stuff you might wanna listen to while snuggling in at home!