Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem before a game with the New York Giants taking on the Buffalo Bills prior to Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. The Giants won 20-19.
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Whitney Houston's death over the weekend shocked fans.
As a tribute to her career which spanned over 25 years, here are 10 of her most memorable songs:
1. " I Will Always Love You " (1992) – Though many fans remember this as Houston's signature song, it was actually penned by Dolly Parton. This song helped Houston win Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal, and "The Bodyguard" won Album of the Year.
3. " How Will I Know " (1985) – This fun track help Houston prove she had it all: she could span genres from pop to contemporary to R&B and now dance.
4. " I Wanna Dance with Somebody " (1987) – Houston earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for this song, which debuted on pop charts at No.1.
5. " Didn't We Almost Have it All? " (1986) – This breakup song was nominated for a Grammy and spent several weeks on top of the pop charts.
6. " So Emotional " (1987) – This song was written for Houston by the musical geniuses behind Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and became the singer's sixth consecutive No. 1 hit.
7. " Star-Spangled Banner " (1991) – Houston performed the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl and later released a single of the song to raise funds for soldiers in the Persian Gulf War.
8. " Hold Me " with Teddy Pendergrass (1984) – Critics said the Houston held her own against the R&B legend, and fans agreed. The song was released on Houston's album "Whitney Houston" and Pendergrass's "Love Languages."
9. " Saving All My Love for You " (1985) – This was Houston's first No. 1 song and helped her win her first Grammy award. It was originally performed in 1978 by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
10. " All the Man that I Need " (1990) – This ballad about love during tough times featured a saxophone solo by Kenny G.
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