Saving All My Love For You
When Whitney Houston released her debut album in February 1985, it was obvious that she would be a force to be reckoned with. In a decade that had been dominated thus far by the likes of Madonna and Bonnie Tyler, all of a sudden here was this woman whose voice sounded as close to an angel as we could imagine.
Hyperbole? We think not… you all heard what we heard, right?
Her first single, “You Give Good Love” was, well, good enough to make it all the way to #3, but then came “Saving All My Love For You”, and just like that, young Whitney’s place in music history was cemented.
Written by Michael (“Tonight, I Celebrate My Love”) Masser and Gerry (“Natural Woman”) Goffin, the tune was a quiet, gentle ode to a married man from the woman he’s having an affair with. So yeah, no… it’s not a love song, people.
In Whitney’s capable hands, though, it sure felt like a love song, and before we could blink it had shot to the top of the Billboard charts.
On that weekend in October 1985, when “Saving All My Love For You” finally did hit #1, who among us could have guessed that it would start a string of seven consecutive chart-toppers for Miss Houston? (It’s a record that still, much to Katy Perry’s chagrin, stands today.)
We can all freely admit that Whitney is gone too soon, but whew… at least she left behind some pretty damn fine songs for us to remember her by. And it all started with this one.
We ♥ Saving All My Love For You.