Thea's Sunday Session I was at a loss. When I saw that Eden's Fresh Horse Brigade was this week centred around music I thought that perhaps I could combine the two. However when today saw the passing of Whitney Houston and my post for neither were still not written I knew what I had to do.
Now I am sure that there will be many a blog post about the loss of what was once was a wonderful life. And quite rightly so. Even though her life was troubled in more recent years with a failing marriage and struggles with drug addiction she should still be remembered for what was truly a beautiful voice. In fact I have already read one beautiful tribute over At the Bottom of the Garden. No tears have been shed here but it is always sad to hear of the passing of a life. Especially one that involved such a beautiful voice, glamourous style and limited acting experience. Though the roles she did take on were ones that suited her to a tee.
To be quite honest with you I can't even recall many of her numerous hits. The fact that I am not really much of a music buff or pay any attention to such things probably has something to do with this.As such I thought perhaps a quick trip to Google might a aid me in finding a few of Houston's more well known tracks. Looking through the Top 10 Whitney Houston Songs, apparently are The Biggest Hits of Whitney Houston's Career I found I know little to nothing of her music.
In fact out of the ten mentioned there were only three I could confidently say I knew. As such they are the ones I have decided to share with you today
Of course there is
Rightly so this was number one on the list. Which for the most part I don't mind, in fact there are parts that I even like however there are times when I feel it is all a bit much. Having said that though Whitney deserves to recognition for ability to strongly sustain such notes.
The next one I recognised was number five
A little before my times as a music lover but I have certainly heard it enough of the years to know it as such. What I didn't really realise until today though is that it was a Houston song. Of course there is a chance I have previously known this fact but as I mentioned earlier a music buff I am not so such information is rarely recorded in my memory department.
The last song that I could comfortably say I have heard before was number nine.
Out of all three this is by far my favourite. That possibly has something to do with my age. When this was released I was starting to pay more attention to music. I had discovered the many joys of Rage on Saturday mornings as I got ready for my hockey games. Oh life was simple then.
So that is my tribute to what was a very talented but troubled lady. May she rest in peace and may her family, friends, loved ones and fans find comfort in knowing she has moved on to a better place.
A great tribute to a woman with an amazing voice.ReplyDelete
Thank you, she sure did have a wonderful voiceDelete
That was a lovely and honest tribute! I'm a bit older than you, so I remember a lot of her music - and she isn't replayed nearly as much as some other popular 80s singers, either. I'm very disappointed that so many people feel the need to say she got what she deserved for choosing to do drugs etc. Honestly, the lack of understanding is profoundly frustrating. I love what you wrote though!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sif. It is sad the way some people carry on even after a life has passed. Despite what ever she may have done, taken or anything else she was still a mother and person and deserve respect. It is a shame that she is not played more often on the radioDelete
I'd already done my Sunday Session when I heard the sad news of her death today. She's next week's Sunday Session for me. I LOVED her music. Had her album on vinyl...and played it to death. RIP Whitney. Thanks for the perfect Sunday Session for this week. xReplyDelete
I was really surprised to see that no one else had already done one about her. I guess for once my disorganisation paid off. Look forward to seeing your favourites next weekDelete
I love what you wrote and I hope in time she will be remembered properly. No matter what you think about her private life Whitney had an amazing voice and I loved her music.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tracy. You are so right about her having an amazing voice. I too hope that with time only the good will be remembered.Delete
Lovely post. I know all the Top 10 Whitney Houston Songs. I had already written my Sunday Session post when I read about her passing.ReplyDelete
My Sunday Sessions is a Whitney one too. Her voice is such a part of the soundtrack of my childhood, (I'm a few years older, I imagine). The memories that go along some of her songs are impossible to separate.ReplyDelete