Top 10 Whitney Houston Love Songs For Your Wedding

Last Updated: July 31, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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Whitney Houston is one of the greatest American (New Jersey to be exact) R&B artists of all time. Whitney is the only artist to chart seven consecutive number-one Billboard Hot 100 hits.

The song “I Will Always Love You” is the best-selling single by a woman in music history.

The list of awards is too long to list as Whitney is in the Guinness World Record for being the most-awarded female artist of all time.

Best Whitney Houston Songs

Whitney Houston released her first studio album in 1985 titled Whitney Houston. She only released six other studio albums with the last one titled I Look to You in 2009.

Her early passing was in 2012.

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Whitney Houston Love Songs List

#1 I Will Always Love You
Released in 1992 on the album The Bodyguard Soundtrack

The song was originally written and released by Dolly Parton in 1974. The song spent fourteen weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 – which was the longest-running to that date. The song speaks of a break-up that was initiated by the woman.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I’m wishing you joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love

song on Amazon
#2 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Released in 1987 on the album Whitney

The theme behind the song is that a person wants to find their life partner and dance their life away together.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

song on Amazon

#3 How Will I Know
Released in 1985 on the album Whitney Houston

Did you know the song was first offered to Janet Jackson but she said “Thanks, but no thanks”?

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me

song on Amazon

Next, read Michael Jackson’s dance tunes for your reception.

#4 I Have Nothing
Released in 1993 on the album The Bodyguard Soundtrack

If you are unsure of the meaning of the song, listen to the chorus lines – “I have nothing if I don’t have you”.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Don’t walk away from me
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don’t have you

song on Amazon

#5 Greatest Love of All
Released in 1986 on the album Whitney Houston

The song speaks of coping with great challenges that one must face in life and passing that strength to your children.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me

song on Amazon

#6 Saving All My Love for You
Released in 1985 on the album Whitney Houston

This song was Whitney’s first number-one song to top the Billboard Hot 100.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door
‘Cause tonight is the night for feeling alright
We’ll be making love the whole night through
So I’m saving all my love for you

song on Amazon

Check out Aretha Franklin dance tunes for receptions.

#7 One Moment In Time
Released in 1988 on the album 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time

The song was a theme for the Olympics for its anthem for believing in yourself against all odds.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

song on Amazon

#8 Didn’t We Almost Have It All
Released in 1987 on the album Whitney

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Didn’t we have the best of times
When love was young and new?
Couldn’t we reach inside and find
The world of me and you?

song on Amazon

#9 Run to You
Released in 1993 on the album The Bodyguard Soundtrack

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wanna run to you
Won’t you hold me in your arms
And keep me safe from harm

song on Amazon

Listen to a Kelly Clarkson music playlist for engaged couples.

#10 It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
Released in 1999 on the album My Love Is Your Love

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m gonna make it anyway
Close the door behind you, leave your key
I’d rather be alone than unhappy

song on Amazon

Hey, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Entertainment Weekly made its own list of the best Whitney Houston songs. Here are their top 10 songs. See the Entertainment Weekly website for the full article.

  1. I Will Always Love You
  2. The Star-Spangled Banner
  3. How Will I Know
  4. My Love Is Your Love
  5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  6. So Emotional
  7. I Have Nothing
  8. I’m Every Woman
  9. Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
  10. You Give Good Love

Whitney Houston Highest-Charting Singles – US

  • #1 Saving All My Love for You, 1985
  • #1 How Will I Know, 1985
  • #1 The Greatest Love of All, 1986
  • #1 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me), 1987
  • #1 Didn’t We Almost Have It All, 1987
  • #1 So Emotional, 1987
  • #1 Where Do Broken Hearts Go, 1988
  • #1 I’m Your Baby Tonight, 1990
  • #1 All the Man That I Need, 1990
  • #1 I Will Always Love You, 1992
  • #1 Exhale (Shoop Shoop), 1995
  • #2 Heartbreak Hotel (with Faith Evans and Kelly Price), 1998
  • #3 You Give Good Love, 1985
  • #4 I’m Every Woman, 1993
  • #4 I Have Nothing, 1993
  • #4 I Believe in You and Me, 1996
  • #4 It’s Not Right but It’s Okay, 1999
  • #4 My Love Is Your Love, 1999
  • #5 One Moment in Time, 1988
  • #6 The Star Spangled Banner, 2001

Do you have a favorite Whitney Houston song?  Please share your song below in the comments!

About Matthew Campbell

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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