As some readers may know, I tend to write the entries for this column well ahead of time. As I don’t always have time to sit down and write a quick entry about a certain song in my head, this way makes it easier for me to release new songs on a regular basis.
So it was on an early morning last month when I had a Whitney Houston song pop into my mind. What’s strange is that later that day, news broke that she had died. The following is what I wrote that morning.
It makes sense that the reason I always have songs in my head is because I’m almost constantly listening to music. If I get stuck on listening to a certain musician at night, then it’s only logical that when I wake up, I’ll have that person’s music churning about.
There are times, however, when I wake up in the morning and the song in my head makes me say, “Where the hell did that come from?” That describes today’s song to a tee.
“So Emotional” by Whitney Houston
“So Emotional” came out in 1987 (yes, another 80’s song in my head!), and while I’ve certainly heard the song on the radio since then, I can’t for the life of me remember when. It has to have been at least 15 years since I last heard this song!
Don’t get me wrong; I have nothing against Whitney Houston or her music, it’s just funny to me how a random song from my past will occasionally pop up in my head. While I couldn’t call myself a major fan of Houston’s music, there was a reason that she was huge in the 80’s and 90’s: her voice was flat out phenomenal and puts to shame any auto-tune singers that infest the music scene these days.