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From The Vault: Whitney Houston – ‘I’m Every Woman’

Published: Sunday 14th May 2017 by Joe

Join us as we celebrate the ladies who truly run our world with Whitney Houston’s ‘I’m Every Woman.’

A remake of Chaka Khan’s signature song written by legendary duo Ashford and Simpson, ‘Woman’ was the second single from the soundtrack of blockbuster movie ‘The Bodyguard’ – which is still is the best selling OST of all time.

Released in early 1993 after the gigantic ‘I Will Always Love You’ – which by the time of its release was still at the top of the charts – it peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The cut was another worldwide hit for the diva, reaching the Top 5 in the UK and Top 20 in France, Germany and Sweden. Houston’s rendition was a bigger chart hit than Khan’s and has ironically become one of her signature songs too.

The track’s video was an all-female affair where a heavily pregnant Houston rocks out and, as ever, runs the show. Her famous guests included the ladies of TLC, the tune’s songwriter Valerie Simpson and of course ‘I’m Every Woman’s originale  Chaka Khan.

Still a favorite amongst fans ’til this day, the Randee St. Nicholas visual won in the Outstanding Music Video category at the NAACP Image Awards.

To all the mothers and mother-figures, we salute you today and everyday. Happy Mother’s Day from all at That Grape Juice!

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  1. Dev May 14, 2017

    Just continue to slay from the other side Ms Houston. Serving us eternal classics for the rest of time

  2. N May 14, 2017

    Keep Resting in Eternal Peace Whitney [*].

  3. @Nate May 14, 2017

    When was the only one who could snatch yo song and make it hers is 54321.. Not only that make it a bigger smash than ever. I mean she even made the Star Spangled Banner a top hit.

  4. Bam May 14, 2017

    Only problem I ever had is that she never hit that big note at the end live the one right before the “I’m every woman” chant at the end.

    • Lmfao_Hoe May 14, 2017

      That’s because Whitney knows that note is a serious vocal challenge. That note isn’t easy to hit live either. Best to lip to only that part of the song while the rest is sang live.

  5. JOHNVIDAL May 14, 2017

    Legendary! We don´t have them like this nowadays, no matter what some people say. The decline has been massive.

    • Jasmine May 14, 2017

      We have Whitney’s alive today but the media does not give them any play. Glennis Grace sounds just like Whitney but most people never heard of her. Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Celine Dion, etc are all alive but get no media attention.

  6. MUSICHEAD May 14, 2017

    One of the little girls in that video became seriously ill shortly after this. Whitney paid all of her medical bills and visited her as she recovered. Whitney was a fairy God mother to so many.

    • ugo May 15, 2017

      To Me too…

  7. ugo May 15, 2017

    Yes Whitney! You the OG!

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