Thursday, December 15, 2016
WHO SANG IT BETTER? #DollyParton or #WhitneyHouston 'I Will Always Love You' [vid]
MOST may not know that Dolly Parton wrote and recorded this song originally, but Whitney OWNED it in 1992 and made it her OWN torch song! THIS IS A GIVEN.
The song, "I Will Always Love You" was written and originally recorded in 1973 by American singer and songwriter Dolly Parton. Her country version of the track was released as a single in 1974 and was written as a farewell to her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner upon Parton's decision to pursue a solo career.
Parton's version of "I Will Always Love You" attained commercial success, twice reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart—first in June 1974, and again in October 1982, with her re-recording. With this achievement, Parton became the first artist ever to earn a number one record twice with the same song.
Whitney Houston recorded a cover version of the song for the 1992 film The Bodyguard. Her single spent 14 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time and it remains the best-selling single by a woman in music history. Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" re-entered the charts in 2012 after her death, making it only the second single ever to reach the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 in separate chart runs.
So with that being said, WHO SANG IT BEST!??