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Whitney Houston ‘So Emotional’ Hit #1 This Day In 1988

Whitney Houston - So Emotional U.S. 7-inch vinyl single front cover

On January 9, 1988 “So Emotional” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #5 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It became her sixth consecutive #1 single. The song was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly (who had written “Like A Virgin” for Madonna and “True Colors” for Cyndi Lauper) and produced by Narada Michael Walden. Whitney performed the song many times in concert.

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