Strange Premonition

Song LogoAs 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.

About the Author

In addition to his passion for writing, Victor Michal is a tech nerd, web enthusiast, gamer, historian, and Major League Baseball fan. He also has a passion for music bordering on the fanatical; at his column "That Song In My Head!" you can read about the songs that infest the radio station that is his mind. After merging his blog with, Victor now exclusively writes for Webshoo, covering the topics of history, culture, and politics in his "Logical Underground" column.

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