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Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love Of All’ Was Released In March 1986

Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All U.S. 7-inch vinyl single front cover

March 18, 1986 (37 years ago) – Whitney’s version of “Greatest Love Of All” was released as the final single from her debut album (it had previously been recorded by George Benson). The song, which Whitney has stated was her favorite song, became a massive hit worldwide and is her third most popular single after “I Will Always Love You” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).”

The music video was filmed at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater in New York City and includes a cameo appearance by Cissy Houston playing herself.

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