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Whitney Houston’s ‘Why Does It Hurt So Bad’ Peaked On R&B Chart This Day In 1996

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August 10, 1996 – “Why Does It Hurt So Bad,” the third single by Whitney from the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack, peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song was written and produced by Babyface. Billboard magazine wrote: “Paired with Babyface, Houston is positively luminous on [this] heartbreak ballad, performing with a perfect blend of theatrical melodrama and guttural soul.”

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