First released in August of 1985, “Saving All My Love for You” was the second hit to emerge from Whitney’s self-titled debut album, and became her first of seven consecutive record-holding U.S. number-one singles. A romantic ballad with a twist, the song actually tells the tale of the singer’s infatuation for a married man, and had already scored a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978. But it was Whitney’s sensitive interpretation of its thorny subject (promising she was “saving all her love” for him), that elevated the single to the top of the charts worldwide, subsequently earning her the 1986 Grammy Award for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ and the American Music Award for ‘Favorite R&B/Soul Video.’ Said video, featured here, was filmed in London and illustrates the song’s storyline by depicting Whitney as she falls for her married producer.
Excitement continues to grow as we get closer and closer to Whitney’s new album, I Look To You, release on August 31st. Take a look at the great TV ad below for the upcoming album…the wait is almost over!
We have some additional details of Whitney’s anciticipated performance on Good Morning America this September. Be sure to mark your calendars for this once in a lifetime event!
“I’m Your Baby Tonight” was the first single from Whitney’s third studio album of the same name and quickly became her eighth number one hit. Boasting production by L.A. Reid and Babyface, the song was also Whitney’s eleventh Top 10 hit and stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for an impressive nineteen weeks. A tribute to the many artists and musical genres that have influenced her career, the “I’m Your Baby Tonight” video opens with some fantastic Whitney headshots, before shifting to scenes of Whitney dancing in her NYC aparment. As she sings, Whitney is drawn to a dancer’s silhouette in the room (perhaps the spirit of music or entertaining?), which suddenly transports her onto a stage in full costume. The video then proceeds to jump between these two alternate facets of Whitney’s personality: the entertainer and the regular person – before converging at the end, when the silhouette finally takes human form and rides off with Whitney on a motorcycle. What do you think Whitney is trying to tell us with this expressive video?