I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston - The Best Of Whitney Houston (The Queen Of Hearts)
Label: Not On Label (Whitney Houston) - WHITNEYLP001 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release Red • Genre: Pop • Style: Vocal, Ballad
It was released on May 2, by Arista Records. The single was a commercial success, topping the charts in 13 countries including Australia, Italy, Germany and the UK. In the US, it became her fourth consecutive number one single and sold over one million copies, making it her first platinum single in the US; and her biggest hit in that country at the time.
I pictured somebody single wishing that they could find that special person for themselves. It Various - France Connection, 'I wanna go down the disco and dance,' really. It was, 'I wanna do that dance of life with somebody.
So we sent our demo version off to Clive Davis and he loved it. I felt the song needed a much more funkier feel. I slept, dreaming about it, woke up in the morning thinking about it, wondering what am I gonna do with this dance song. So, we just jumped in the water and lo and behold a magic record was born, Houston just knocked it out and then I knew we had a good record. For the song's production, a Roland TR was used to produce the drum machine percussion.
Vince Aletti of Rolling Stone magazine, in a review of the album Whitneycriticized the song, commenting that "not taking any chances, the songwriters [Merill Griffith and Shannon Rubicam] have simply come up with a I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston - The Best Of Whitney Houston (The Queen Of Hearts) anagram of their original hit [How Will I Know], and [Narada Michael] Walden has glossed it over in an identically perky style.
In his review of WhitneyJon Pareles Armed And Ready - Various - Radio Caroline Calling Rock Flashback The New York Times gave a negative comment, writing that listening to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and "You're Still My Man," another track on the album was like "watching television while someone fiddles with color controls. It entered the Billboard Hotthe issue dated May 16,at number 38, her highest debut in the s.
On July 28,the single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America RIAAfor shipment of 1, copies of the single, and re-certified Platinummaking it Houston's first single to achieve that feat, for the same shipment on February 13,with the change of the RIAA certification criteria for singles.
The thresholds were 1, units gold and 2, units platinumreflecting a decrease in sales of singles. Internationally, the song was a massive hit, becoming her most successful I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston - The Best Of Whitney Houston (The Queen Of Hearts) at the time. It Coal Seams - Of - Rocks Will Open / Morphological Echo number one in fourteen countries.
It became Houston's second number-one single on the Australian Kent Music Report chart, staying at the top for five weeks. The video features Houston in a pink dress and a continuous shot of a purple backdrop that never changes its angle of vision.
In the intro of this video, Houston just finishes a performance onstage. She walks backstage, and the scene is intercut with more vivid, colorful images of her. The song then explodes into its beginning, with myriad locations and various outfits by Houston, as dancers trying to impress her as she dances.
Towards the end of the song she manhandles a guy, who has a mixture of a look of shock and surprise asking him "Don't you wanna dance say you wanna dance". It has over million views as of July, on YouTube. Houston performed the song on almost all of her world and regional tours. She premiered the song during the later shows of The Greatest Love World Tour inbefore its official release of the next year, introducing the song along with " Didn't We Almost Have It All " as new tunes from her upcoming album.
Moment of Truth World Tour in had Houston performing it as the finale song of the tour. She performed the song without back-up dancers on the North American legand with four dancers on the European leg of the tour On March 2,she opened the night of the 30th Annual Grammy Awards singing the song.
Houston also performed the song as part of her set on fourteen-date-tour in Japan, Feels So Right Tour. One performance of the song on the tour was taped at Yokohama Arena on January 7, and later broadcast on Japanese TV channel. The song was also performed The Bodyguard World Tour — The track was later covered by Fall Out Boy as a single. I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston - The Best Of Whitney Houston (The Queen Of Hearts) track was covered by Matt Alber as a single in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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