Music Throwback: I Will Always Love You

Although made even more popular by the great music icon, Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You traces its country music history in 1974 and was originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton’s version of this powerful song became a commercial success reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs twice. The song achieved a whole new level when Whitney Houston recorded a cover version of it for the 1992 film The Bodyguard.  All throughout the years, I Will Always Love You has been loved by listeners with so much power and soul as much as the mood of the song.

Music Throwback: I Will Always Love You
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Earning so much popularity, I Will Always Love You has been used many times as a piece in musical and singing competitions. It has also been featured on several television programs like Glee and has been performed by a range of great musical artists both local and international.  As a popular music piece, it has gone through different renditions by many artists especially in singing competitions to make the song sound their own and to make it fit for their voice.

Whitney Houston
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Whitney Houston expressed a powerful voice with so much soul in this song. It showed how great she is as an artist and how powerful her vocals are. Dolly Parton as well expressed a much lighter mood with her original country version of the song. Both are indeed great artists who made personal touches on an iconic song. Because of the song’s wonder as a product of two great women in the music industry, a lot of people surely loved and will always love this hit.

Whitney Houston Death
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Whitney Houston died a sudden and controversial death in February 2012. The cause of her death was not immediately identified and went on a lot of allegations. Her family, fans, the music industry, and the world mourned over the death of superstar diva who has been an inspiration in the industry and for those people who aspire to be a great musical artist someday. Whitney may have left the physical world few years back, but her contributions in the music industry and inspiration brought to people will always remain in their hearts and will not only just be remembered but will always be loved.

"Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, "Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed."

- Dolly Parton
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