Whitney Houston

Sad news, all over the place now, that Whitney Houston has died.

I tried to post a Youtube video, but it seems Youtube has made it harder to swipe their videos for blogs. I think I was using the wrong code, so here is ours.

What is your favorite Whitney Houston song?

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About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • http://www.twitter.com/carmelsnotes Carmel

    Theme from The Bodyguard ~ I loved her voice.

  • Pat Pope

    “I Will Always Love You”.

  • http://regeneratex.wordpress.com missional girl

    I am SOOOO saddened to hear this news. My favorite Whitney song is probably “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” but her rendition of the national anthem from the 1991 Super Bowl. My thoughts and prayers go out to her mom Cissy Houston who had publicly asked believers to pray for Whitney as she struggled through addiction. *Sigh*

  • http://www.twitter.com/carmelsnotes Carmel
  • http://johnmarkharris.net John Mark Harris
  • http://LostCodex.com DRT

    I hate to be trite, but “I will all….waays……love…you…….!”

    Oh my.

  • DAK

    I’m with #5 John Mark Harris. Her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner in 1991 at Super Bowl XXV was amazing.

  • Michelle

    Soundtrack from The Preacher’s Wife, loved her gospel tracks, Step by Step and I love the Lord.

  • Richo

    I’m not even American, but her 1991 performance of the Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XXV was peerless. On the other hand, “Greatest Love of All” has what are possibly the worst lyrics of any song ever sung.

  • nemo

    I’ve never been one to be particularly attracted to celebrity. Never really wanted athlete’s autographs, never cared to meet a movie star. But once upon a time I had a crush on a very beautiful singer.

    Goodbye, Whitney.

  • Emily

    Hard to pick just one, but I’m probably with missional girl #3 for “Didn’t We Almost Have It All.” Her rendition of “I Will Always Love You” is also one of my all-time favorites.

    Her incredible voice will be missed.

  • http://www.fivedills.com FiveDills

    She really belted out the tunes in “I Will Always Love You”. By far my favorite.

  • John W Frye

    I loved the saxophone riff in “I will always love you.” And the voice of Whitney.

  • Susan N.

    So sad. Addiction to drugs and alcohol most likely claims another life. CNN has been running clips of Whitney Houston songs, and though I had never heard it before, I like very much the song, ‘I Look to You.’ The lyrics are especially poignant and bittersweet, in the wake of Whitney’s death.

    When I think of Whitney Houston, I have always thought of ‘The Bodyguard’ and the theme song, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ What a heroic love story! Her voice was amazing.

  • AJ

    I remember listening to the Bodyguard cd over and over and over in junior high. Whitney was certainly my vocal inspiration. Music/the arts have a way of giving voice to our emotions in ways we couldn’t imagine until we actually hear/see it. I felt that way with many of Whitney’s songs. I’m not sure if any other song will ever capture my affective imagination quite like her rendition of I Will Always Love You. I’ve been missing Whitney for many years.

  • John W Frye

    Thanks, Scot, for the video tribute. Magnificent talent in Whitney.

  • Richard

    “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

  • http://mikesnow.org Michael Snow

    I have always liked the song you posted. But what a sad commentary it is on our drug numbed society.

    Her death has again reminded me of how easily idols capture the attention of even Christians.


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