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Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Was Released This Day In 1987

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

May 2, 1987 (36 years ago today) – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” was released, becoming the first of four #1 singles from Whitney’s second album and one of her most popular and iconic songs worldwide. Written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam and produced by Narada Michael Walden, the song also was the title of her biopic — now streaming on Netflix.

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