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Whitney Houston ‘How Will I Know’ Released This Week In 1985

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

On November 22, 1985, Arista Records released the third single from Whitney’s debut album – “How Will I Know.”  Written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, along with Narada Michael Walden (who also produced), the song became a huge hit for Whitney, becoming her second #1 single in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100.  The official video received massive play on MTV and won Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1986. The song is also featured as a remix on her Whitney: The Greatest Hits album (2000), as well as in its original version on The Ultimate Collection (2007) and I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston (2012).

Here is Whitney performing the song at The BRIT Awards in February 1987.

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