Twenty years ago today (May 16, 2000), the two-disc set Whitney: The Greatest Hits was released. Disc One (Cool Down) was comprised of ballads and Disc 2 (Throw Down) contained uptempo numbers and remixes. There were four new songs – “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” (with Enrique Iglesias), “If I Told You That” (with George Michael), “Same Script, Different Cast” (with Deborah Cox) and “Fine” – as well as “The Star Spangled Banner,” “One Moment In Time,” and “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” (with Jermaine Jackson).
An accompanying VHS and DVD also were released featuring music videos and a few live performances including her debut singing “Home” on The Merv Griffin Show, “Why Does It Hurt So Bad” from 1996 MTV Movie Awards, and “My Love Is Your Love” from Mannheim, Germany. The cover photo was by famed photographer David LaChapelle. In 2011, the international edition of the album was reissued by Sony Legacy outside the U.S. (Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) re-titled The Essential Whitney Houston.
Listen to Whitney: The Greatest Hits: https://whitneyhouston.lnk.to/GreatestHitsAW