I remember when Whitney Houston first broke onto the mainstream pop music scene in 1985 with her soaring vocals and spunky numbers like “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” (the video for which features the same trademark grin that appears on the cover of her second album, Whitney). I’ve always enjoyed her music, the gifts she left for the world after her tragic, young death.
Cruising around YouTube yesterday, I found today’s selection; a song I’d never heard before. It is a piece that has some religious connotations though it could stand on its own as an anthem on perseverance in the face of life’s most significant challenges. As she always did, Houston gave the song such spirit with her soulful presence and voice.
It’s a beautiful song, I think. And now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here’s the official video for the song from the Whitney Houston YouTube channel: