From The Vault: Whitney Houston – ‘Queen Of The Night’

Published: Sunday 18th Jan 2015 by Joe

Though her most celebrated work remains her epic love songs, Whitney Houston knew a thing or two about turning up the uptempo and giving the clubs something to move their feet to.

Today’s pick is the mighty ‘Queen Of The Night’ from the ‘Bodyguard’ OST.

Serviced as a single from the record-breaking set, ‘Queen’ is a Dance number heavily influenced by Rock music. Helmed by L.A. Reid and Babyface, the track – though a big radio hit – wasn’t commercially released in the US but achieved success in European countries including the UK where it reached the 14th spot of the charts. Through the years, the cut developed into a classic with talent show contestants belting it and DJs from all over the world still spinning it and its accompanying remixes.

TV stations are also the reason of the song’s recognition. Indeed, its music video sees Houston in all her dynamic divadom . Wind machines, shiny wardrobe and attitude aplenty, this visual shows a side of the superstar’s personality only rarely exploited through her storied-career — and we absolutely love it!

The hole the regal queen’s passing left on the industry may still feel as deep as it did on “that” tragic day in 2012, but we find warmth in knowing that, no matter what, Nippy’s position in music is permanently etched in stone. Having dabbled in R&B, Gospel, Soul, Pop and Rock, her industry timeline stands as the blueprint for all the vocalists of this world.


We’ll always love you, Whitney Elizabeth Houston.

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  1. Terny January 18, 2015

    Love this song… We miss her 🙁

  2. DanYiel Teflon January 18, 2015

    OMG my favorite song during “The Bodyguard”

  3. Royalkev January 18, 2015

    Love it! Whitney was Queen! …and even a little s*** in this one too!

  4. Skyfall January 18, 2015

    She Whitney movie was really good although I didn’t like the ending. It was done very tastefully.

  5. TheElusiveLamb January 18, 2015

    This is my third favorite Whitney Houston song ever! I will love this woman FOREVER!
    SN I didn’t think the Whitney movie was that bad. Deborah C** sung her face off.

  6. JOHNVIDAL January 18, 2015

    I´ve always said it: Whitney Houston´s The Bodyguard era is the biggest era for a female artist in music history. Hands Down!
    Only a couple of albums by females can rival The Bodyguard sales, but it´s not only that, it´s the impact, the level of superstardom for eternity she reached with it, that voice, that beauty, THAT song! (yes, I Will Always Love You). It´s everything. It is the first album ever to sell a million units in a single week in the US. Examples wouldn´t end.

  7. #TeamTinashe Stan (In Loving Memory Of Aaliyah Haughton) January 18, 2015

    This song was so good. It inspired Christina’s background vocals for her “Dirty” song.

  8. Fancy BISH January 18, 2015

    Queen Of The Slay! TGJ, ya’ll need to post Whitney Houston’s 1993 Billboard Award performance of I Have Nothing….it’s flawless…she left everybody wigless with no glue lol 😉

  9. I.D. January 18, 2015

    The lyrics to the chorus did, and still does , sounds like she’s proclaiming to da baddest hooker around….

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