Whitney Houston records ‘I Will Always Love You’

Published November 3, 1992 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

Whitney Houston records version of Dolly’s hit song, ‘I Will Always Love You,’ as a last minute replacement song for the movie, ‘The Bodyguard’

Dolly topped the country charts twice with “I Will Always Love You,” in 1974 and 1982. When it was picked as a last-minute replacement for “The Bodyguard” soundtrack it became one of the best love songs ever recorded. David Foster produced Whitney’s signature version and called it, “The love song of the century.”

Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love” went on to be one of the most successful singles in music history. It spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts; it reached No. 9 on the New Musical Express list of the Greatest Number One Hits in History and No. 49 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time.

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