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I Will Always Love You
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I Will Always Love You

Whitney Houston
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Song Meaning of I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston, and what it is about


When Dolly Parton decided to leave her mentor Porter Wagoner, she wrote the song "I Will Always Love You," which went to No. 1 on the country charts on two different occasions.


Houston, the co-star in the film Bodyguard who was introduced to the song by Kevin Costner, transformed it into a powerful R&B ballad with producer David Foster's help, making it an even larger smash. Despite opposition from the record company, Houston and Costner insisted on maintaining the song's a cappella intro.


“I didn’t care if it was ever on the radio,” Costner said later. “I said, ‘We’re also going to do this a cappella at the beginning. I need it to be a cappella because it shows a measure of how much she digs this guy — that she sings without music.'”


For the 1992 movie The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston recorded the song in the style of a soul ballad. For a record-breaking 14 weeks at the time, Houston's rendition spent its peak at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.


It topped the charts in practically every nation, making it a worldwide hit. It achieved the best-selling single status for a female solo artist ever with over 20 million copies sold. The best-selling single worldwide in 1992 as well. The song also won the 1994 Grammy Award winner for Record of the Year.


Lyrics of I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston


If I should stay

I would only be in your way

So I'll go but I know

I'll think of you every step of the way

 

And I will always love you

I will always love you

You

My darling, you

Mmm-mm

 

Bittersweet memories –

That is all I'm taking with me

So good-bye

Please don't cry:

We both know I'm not what you, you need

 

And I... will always love you

I... will always love you

You, ooh

 

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

 

And I... will always love you

I will always love you

I will always love you

I will always love you

 

I will always love you

I, I will always love you

 

You

Darling, I love you

I'll always

I'll always love you

Ooh

Ooh

Release Date

1974

Songwriter/s

Dolly Parton

Producer/s

Bob Ferguson

Label/s

RCA Victor

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