From May 17 to May 31, 1986 the Billboard Hot 100 was taken over by Whitney Houston’s classic hit, “Greatest Love of All.” The ballad spoke about the youth and reaching out for someone to look up to. It was an emotional track that has gone on to be one of the most famous Houston tracks to date.
Though the song featured a simplistic music video, the lyrics is what really brought forth the message in the song. There have been multiple interpretations however, it is clear that Houston believed in the youth and how they would affect the future.
In recent weeks, Houston has been in the news, unfortunately, it isn’t such a good story. A rapper by the name of Pusha T used a photo that depicts Houston’s scattered bathroom where she was found dead as the artwork for his new album. That artwork was paid for by Kanye West who reportedly spent $85,000 for the ability to use the photo.
The Whitney Houston Estate found the use to be quite distasteful, though, the album has already been released. All negativity aside, Houston has still left behind a legacy and discography of songs that were true works of art. Some of these tracks are 80s classics that will continue to live on. Check out the music video for “Greatest Love of All” below.