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Whitney Video Countdown – Part 4

Perhaps more than any other video and single from Whitney’s self-titled first album, “How Will I Know,” helped make the budding superstar a staple on MTV. Directed by Brian Grant, the high energy clip featured Whitney interacting with animated dancers against a backdrop of vivid colors, and if you watch closely the final time that Whitney sings “I’m asking you ’cause you know about these things,” you’ll get a glimpse of her Godmother, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! Released in November 1985, the single reached the top of the Billboard Singles Chart by February 15, becoming Whitney’s second #1 single, and, ironically, displacing her cousin, Dionne Warwick’s “That’s What Friends Are For.”

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