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Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Was Released 35 Years Ago Today

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) U.S. 7-inch vinyl single front cover

Happy 35th Anniversary to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)!” This track was released on May 2, 1987 as the first single from her second album, Whitney.

Written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song became a smash hit peaking at #1 on the pop, dance and adult contemporary charts — and was a favorite on MTV and other video channels. It earned Whitney the GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female in 1988, it was the fourth of her seven consecutive #1 singles, and it is currently her most streamed song on Spotify.

”I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is also the title of her biopic due out later this year.

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