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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Hits' Sold A Bunch Of Copies Last Weekend

Whitney Houston's 2000 collection Whitney - Greatest Hits sold 64,000 copies by this past Sunday's chart data cut-off time — enough for it to debut on Billboard's Top 200 at #6. Pretty remarkable, considering news of Whitney's death didn't break until Saturday afternoon.

Here in the States, Houston's hits collection had been the top downloaded album on iTunes until Adele won 7,459 Grammys on Sunday and bumped the late singer down to #2. Likewise, "I Will Always Love You" had been perched atop iTunes' singles roundup until Katy Perry's godawful new warble fest "Part Of Me" was released yesterday and captured the #1 position. Great going, America!

Personally, I remember when Whitney - Greatest Hits was released and being annoyed at the fact that some of her older jams were only on it in remixed form. Isn't that always a kick in the junk? Junior Vasquez remixes of "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" over the original versions? We weren't all having fucked up weekends on meth at circuit parties at the turn of the millennium, you know.

But, hey — those remixes totally stood the test of time, right?



  • At 10:02 AM, Blogger Todd said…

    I WAS having fucked up weekends at circuit parties at the turn of the millennium. I remember when Junior used to put on IWDWS at like 9am! Woo.

  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Dude. There are BELLS in the JV remix of "How Will I Know". You cannot take away from that, no matter what!!!!

  • At 8:34 PM, Blogger countpopula said…

    I'm glad you mentioned the remixes because I was listening to it in the car and thought many of them had dated quite badly. Some of them just don't connect with the rhythm of her original vocals, and it's distracting. (That being said, the remix for "It's Not Right But It's Okay" is better than the original track.) I think it's time for a definitive greatest hits that contains all the original versions for people who would want that, don't you agree?


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