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Whitney Houston ‘How Will I Know’ Hit #1 In 1986

Whitney Houston - How Will I Know U.S. 7-inch vinyl single front cover

February 15, 1986 – “How Will I Know” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts — both on the same day! The song was written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, and produced by Narada Michael Walden, who made a few changes in the song to suit Whitney. Cissy Houston also sang background vocals on the song. The single would hit #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart a few weeks later.

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