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How Will I Know (Whitney x Clean Bandit)

Whitney Houston x Clean Bandit - How Will I Know

“How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston x Clean Bandit blends Whitney’s unforgettable voice with unique sonics from the UK’s chart-topping Clean Bandit — Grace, a classically-trained cellist, Jack, a producer and multi-instrumentalist, and Luke, a drummer/remixer — taking the timeless hit song “How Will I Know” to new heights.

November 2021 marks the 36th anniversary of the release of “How Will I Know” from Whitney’s 1985 RIAA-certified Diamond, self-titled debut album on Arista Records. The 2x Platinum-selling single became her second #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1986 and the accompanying music video earned Whitney her first MTV VMA award for Best Female Video that same year.

Songwriters: George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam

Lyrics

There’s a boy I know, he’s the one I dream of
Looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above, mmm-hmm
Oh, I lose control, can’t seem to get enough, uh-huh
When I wake from dreaming, tell me is it really love

Ooh, how will I know (don’t trust your feelings)
How will I know
How will I know (love can be deceiving)
How will I know

How will I know if he really loves me?
I say a prayer with every heartbeat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me
I try to phone but I’m too shy (can’t speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak?

Oh, wake me, I’m shaking, wish I had you near me now, uh-huh
Said there’s no mistaking, what I feel is really love

Ooh, tell me how will I know (don’t trust your feelings)
How will I know
How will I know (love can be deceiving)
How will I know

How will I know if he really loves me?
I say a prayer with every heartbeat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me
I try to phone but I’m too shy (can’t speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak?

If he loves me
If he loves me not
If he loves me
Ooh, if he loves me not
Hey, if he loves me
If he loves me not

Oh, how will I know, how will I know
How will I know
Hey, how will I know

Ooh, how will I know if he really loves me?
I say a prayer with every heartbeat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you ’cause you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me
I try to phone but I’m too shy (can’t speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak?

How will I know (how will I know)
How will I know
How will I know (I say a prayer)
How will I know
Ooh, how will I know (I fall in love)
How will I know, hey, how will I know?

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