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!