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Whitney Video Countdown – Part 9

Whitney Houston has enjoyed many dance-flavored hits throughout her career and this week we highlight perhaps her ultimate dance song, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”. The video opens in muted black and white tones, with Whitney finishing a show for her fans; but as the first verse begins, the clip suddenly explodes into dazzling color. Full of vibrancy thereafter, this video is all about Whitney having fun, including over-the-top hair and fantastic dance segments galore, making it one of Whitney’s most widely recognized videos. Not surprisingly, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same day Whitney’s second album, Whitney, debuted at #1 – the first time this was ever accomplished by a female artist. The song was also an important step in Whitney’s career as it became her first platinum-certified single and received a 1988 Grammy Award for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance”. Get your dancing shoes on and check out the video below!

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