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Whitney Houston’s ‘You Give Good Love’ Was Released This Day In 1985

Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love U.S. 7-inch vinyl single front cover

February 22, 1985 – “You Give Good Love” was released 38 years ago today!

“Her first recorded song ‘You Give Good Love’ was a one-take vocal. We were all in the studio in awe. …There’s Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and then Whitney Houston. Everyone is still trying to copy those three.” – Gerry Griffith, head of A&R at Arista Records at that time (who brought Whitney to Clive Davis’ attention)

Watch Whitney’s performance of “You Give Good Love” from The Tonight Show in 1985.

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