The next songs that Whitney released that had an impact on me were the songs from 'The Bodyguard'. I realize there was another album in between 'Whitney' and this one but it did not speak to me as much as this one so I have left that out.
However, 'the Bodyguard' really reached us in Nigeria and left its mark. Before Whitney, I had never heard the song 'I will always love you' and when I did hear it,I loved it, absolutely loved it. One of those songs that most budding singers cut their teeth on. If you can hold those notes, well you must be one of the greats.
Looking over the song list, each song that she performed on this album holds a special place in my heart as it saw me through a lot of my teenage years. I loved the film and I loved the album. Her voice broke through a lot of my angst and touched me when nothing else could. I still remember falling asleep with my Sony cassette player right next to me listening over and over again to Whitney sing 'I have Nothing', 'Run to You','Queen of the night', 'Jesus Loves Me' and 'I'm every woman'. All probably recorded from the radio as I had no money to buy albums and my parents were not into buying that kind of thing for us. Powerful songs, powerful voice.
If you have not heard these songs, at least listen to 'I have Nothing' and 'Run to You'. They are so amazing! The lyrics reach right into the heart and sing out what it just might be saying. Powerful singing by Whitney Houston here...