Greatest Hits

The Greatest Hits

by Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston is a phenomenal singer, and nothing hammers that fact home in grander style than this unconventional greatest-hits package, which splits the songbird's awe-inspiring work into two discs: "Throw Down" and "Cool Down." Stuffed with Whitney's gorgeous ballads, the "Cool Down" platter features the precious "Saving


Whitney Houston is a phenomenal singer, and nothing hammers that fact home in grander style than this unconventional greatest-hits package, which splits the songbird's awe-inspiring work into two discs: "Throw Down" and "Cool Down." Stuffed with Whitney's gorgeous ballads, the "Cool Down" platter features the precious "Saving All My Love for You" from her self-titled 1985 debut and the BODYGUARD soundtrack's ever-chilling ballad "I Will Always Love You." It also delivers several brand-new songs, including a steamy duet with Latin hearthrob Enrique Iglesias ("Could I Have This Kiss Forever") and a "my man done me wrong" pairing with Deborah Cox ("Same Script, Different Cast"). Although her vocal prowess is unbeatable, the quirky Houston has always taken a backseat, personality-wise, to dance-floor-driven divas such as Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey. But Houston proves she knows how to get her party on with the "Throw Down" disc's club-ready remixes of "The Greatest Love of All" and "I Learned from the Best." Another surprise treat is a revamped version of the sassy, up-tempo "If I Told You That" from 1998's multi-platinum MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE, featuring George Michael -- a diva in his own right. Released at a time when Houston is plagued with rumors about her personal life, this double CD turns a remarkable trick. Astutely comprised of new tracks, revitalized old ones, and ageless classics, it's the most dynamic greatest-hits collection of all.

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All Music Guide
It should come as no surprise that a woman who counts Dionne Warwick as a cousin, Aretha Franklin as a family friend, and whose mother was a legendary session and gospel singer, became a successful R&B act. More surprising is that it took 17 years after her first signing with Arista to produce her first hits compilation. These songs are neatly compartmentalized into "Cool Down" and a "Throw Down" sessions, the former featuring ballads such as "Saving All My Love for You," the latter showcasing remixes of uptempo singles such as "How Will I Know." Four new songs, three of which are duets, are also included. At the time of release, her golden voice had led to an amazing 16 number one hits, an Emmy, Grammys, and several notable collaborations.

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Disc 1

  1. You Give Good Love
  2. Saving All My Love for You
  3. The Greatest Love of All
  4. All at Once
  5. If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful
  6. Didn't We Almost Have It All
  7. Where Do Broken Hearts Go
  8. All the Man That I Need
  9. Run to You
  10. I Have Nothing
  11. I Will Always Love You
  12. Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
  13. Why Does It Hurt So Bad
  14. I Believe in You and Me
  15. Heartbreak Hotel
  16. My Love Is Your Love
  17. Same Script, Different Cast
  18. Could I Have This Kiss Forever

Disc 2

  1. Fine
  2. If I Told You That
  3. It's Not Right But It's Okay
  4. My Love Is Your Love
  5. Heartbreak Hotel
  6. I Learned from the Best
  7. Step by Step
  8. I'm Every Woman
  9. Queen of the Night
  10. I Will Always Love You
  11. Love Will Save the Day
  12. I'm Your Baby Tonight
  13. So Emotional
  14. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  15. How Will I Know
  16. The Greatest Love of All
  17. One Moment in Time
  18. The Star Spangled Banner

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Whitney Houston   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jermaine Jackson   Vocals,Track Performer
George Michael   Track Performer
Eric Kupper   Keyboards
Joe Mardin   Conductor
McDowell   Bass,Guitar
Mac Quayle   Keyboards
Lenny Underwood   Keyboards
Jay Williams   Guitar
Faith Evans   Vocals,Track Performer
Deborah Cox   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Enrique Iglesias   Vocals,Track Performer
George O. Luksch   Overdubs
Kelly Price   Vocals,Track Performer
Shae Jones   Background Vocals
Shep Crawford   Conductor

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
Babyface   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Whitney Houston   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Chuck Jackson   Composer
Jermaine Jackson   Producer
Jellybean   Producer
Kashif   Arranger,Producer
George Michael   Producer
David Foster   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
John Bettis   Composer
Toni C.   Composer
John Clayton   Arranger
Linda Creed   Composer
Clive Davis   Producer,Executive Producer
Jud J. Friedman   Composer
Martin Gore   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Stephen Lipson   Producer
C.J. Mackintosh   Producer
Michael Masser   Composer,Producer
George Merrill   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Producer
Jeffrey Osborne   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Q-Tip   Producer
Mac Quayle   Programming,Engineer
Brian Rawling   Re-produced
L.A. Reid   Composer,Producer
Shannon Rubicam   Composer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer
Daryl Simmons   Composer,Producer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Mark Taylor   Re-produced
Diane Warren   Composer
Mervyn Warren   Producer
Frank Wildhorn   Composer
Elliot Willensky   Composer
David Wolfert   Composer
Montell Jordan   Composer
Allan Rich   Composer
Karlin   Arranger,Producer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Raphael Saadiq   Composer,Producer
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Amy Linden   Liner Notes
Peter Rauhofer   Producer,Remixing
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Kelly Price   Vocal Arrangements
Dexter Simmons   Remixing
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
Anne Catalino   Engineer
Mya   Liner Notes
Thunderpuss 2000   Remixing
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Linda Thompson-Jenner   Composer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer
Toni Estes   Composer
Kamaal Fareed   Composer
Shae Jones   Composer
Isaac Phillips   Composer
Shep Crawford   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Instrumentation
Tom Keane   Producer
Dronez   Remixing
Stacey Daniels   Composer
Lala Brothers   Composer
C. Schack   Composer
K. Karlin   Composer
T. Savage   Composer

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