From The Vault: Whitney Houston – ‘All The Man I Need’

Published: Sunday 3rd Nov 2019 by Joe

From The Vault journeys back to the early 90’s when Whitney Houston released one of her most soaring ballads.

Today’s pick is the legend’s ‘All The Man That I Need.’

Released as the second single from her third LP ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight,’ ‘Man’ was originally sung by Linda Clifford in 1982. Almost a decade later, Houston turned it into a Billboard #1 hit and a global Top 20.

Featuring Kenny G on the sax, the cut sees the singer share how the love and affection she receives from her significant other are all she needs to be happy in this life. A simple, yet resonating message. 

Peter Israelson directed the track’s video, which like the song showcases the sheer simplicity of what Nippy had to offer: her raw talent. No crazy theatrics or over-the-top fashion, just her incredible aura and magnificent voice.


We can’t thank Ms. Houston enough for sharing her otherworldly talent with the world and inspiring generations – past, present and future – of super vocalists.

And while she’s sadly no longer here, we’re glad her music and that witty personality of hers have remained alive thanks to her omnipresence online via memes, gifs, clips, and ever-impactful performances. 

Gone, yet anything but forgotten. We’ll always love and adore you.

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  1. Clarkson November 3, 2019

    Damn what a powerful song.
    Timeless video.
    Her n****** were showing in that black off shoulder dress, it was so controversial back then.

    The live performance of this song she sang for the soldiers, the greatest whitney live performance ever. she ATE.

    We lost a great talent.
    We should have protected whitney from herself.
    We couldn’t even protect her only offspring bobbi Kristina.

    • Clarkson November 3, 2019

      Damn u guys censor the word nìpples.
      Smh. This is a Christian blog

  2. Fancy BISH November 3, 2019


  3. Adina… Adina… Say Adina November 3, 2019

    QUEEN MUH ?? THA ??… When we have timeless classics like this, the more I think about the current state of music, the more it disgusts me

  4. L’ORANGE November 3, 2019

    I love this song

  5. Truth hurts November 4, 2019

    One of the many attributes I loved abt Whitney was that she reached audiences globally staying true to her beliefs and never having to dress provocatively to showcase her talents. It was always abt that voice and magnetic presence – with undeniable beauty to top it off.

    This generation is unlucky to not have witnessed this woman in her prime. She was truly a blessing and a breath of fresh air in the industry.

    She is highly regarded and severely missed.

  6. Burjs November 5, 2019

    No matter what the song or songs-I will truly and always love “LadyWhitney”. I miss your voice and talent. Just wish life had been better for you. But you came, you conquered and left a legacy that will last for generations to come

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