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28 junio 2012

Whitney Houston, la voz de terciopelo

por Ana Alejandre
Witney Houston en el cénit de su carrera
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        La reciente, inesperada y trágica muerta de Whitney Houston, que fue encontrada, el sábado 11 de febrero de este año, en la bañera de su habitación en un hotel de Beverly Hills, en Los Ángeles, pone en evidencia los claroscuros de una vida célebre en el mundo de la música por su prodigiosa voz que la convirtió en la década de los ochenta y noventa en una artista admirada por todos, además de tener una gran belleza e insuperable fotogenia que lució en muchas películas en las que mostró sus dotes de actriz, pero no pudieron superar su talento musical y esa voz de terciopelo que no ha tenido parangón en el mundo de la música pop.
witney  Houstony su hija
    Las circunstancias que rodearon su muerte han sido motivo de polémica, aunque parece haber sido causada, entre otras, por el consumo de cocaína, lo que han demostrado las conclusiones de la autopsia del cadáver  que se dieron a conocer el 22 de marzo de 2012, y confirmaron que  la muerte se produjo debido a un ahogamiento accidental, provocado por ,una enfermedad arterioesclerótica  y el consumo de cocaína, substancia que parecía haber sido inhalada poco antes de producirse la muerte  y de la  que la policía encontró restos de esa droga en la habitación del hotel donde se hospedaba. También se encontraron durante la autopsia restos de somníferos que usaba de forma habitual. No ha sorprendido que sea la cocaína una de las causas de su muerte, aunque muriera ahogada, al perder el conocimiento dentro de la bañera donde la encontraron desnuda y boca abajo personas de su séquito, según han manifestado sus familiares más allegados, porque de todos era sabida la adicción a las drogas que padecía, con altos y bajos, desde su fallido matrimonio con Bobby Brown, otro músico de color, con el que estuvo casada y de cuyo matrimonio nació la única hija de Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristinai , que en la actualidad tiene 19 años.
witney Houston y su marido y una amiga
           Whitney Houston nació en 1963, hija de la cantante Cissy Houston y prima del otro icono de la música pop,  Dionne Warwick. Comenzó a cantar en un coro cuando tenía once años. En años posteriores colaboró con cantes de rhythm and blues como Chaka Khan y Lou Rawls.


           Edito su primer disco Whitney Houston, en 1985 del que se vendieron más de quince millones de copias. Ese mismo año consiguió su primer premio Grammy con la canción Saving All My love for You. En 1987, consiguió su segundo Grammy con Whitney, disco que también tuvo iguales ventas millonarias.
        A partir de 1992, año en la que intervino junto a Kevin Costner en la película El guardaespaldas, dirigida por Mick Jackson, supuso un gran éxito porque la canción incluída en la banda sonora de dicho film I Will Always Love You, se ha convertido en el disco sencillo o single más vendido de todos los tiempos, lo que le supuso otro premio Grammy. En ese mismo año contrajo matrimonio con Bobby Brown y empezó su largo periplo por el oscuro mundo de la droga.


         A partir de entonces, participó en la banda sonora de varias películas, y grabó otros discos, pero ninguno alcanzó el éxtio obtenido con I will Always Love You, y no fue hasta 2009 cuando grabó I look to you,  que volvió a obtener un gran éxito de crítica y público.


           

discografía y filmografía de Whitney Houston


witney Houston
DISCOGRAFÍA

Álbumes de estudio

1985: Whitney Houston

1987: Whitney

1990: I'm Your Baby Tonight

1998: My Love Is Your Love

2002: Just Whitney...

2003: One Wish: The Holiday Album

2009: I Look to You

 Bandas sonoras

1992: The Bodyguard
1995: Waiting to exhale

1996: The Preacher's Wife
2012: Sparkle

Recopilatorios

2000: Whitney: The Greatest Hits

2001: Love, Whitney

2007: The Ultimate Collection

Conciertos en vivo

1994: The Concert for South Africa (2 cd's)

2008: Song for You: Live (álbum en DVD)

FILMOGRAFÍA                                                                                                         
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otra imagen de witney Houston
§  The Bodyguard (El guardaespaldas) (1992)

§  Waiting to Exhale (Esperando un respiro) (1995)

§  The Preacher's Wife (La Mujer del Predicador) (1996)

§  Sparkle (2012)

Televisión

§  Gimme a Break! (1984)

§  Silver Spoons (1985)

§  Cinderella (1997)

Publicidades

§  Dr Pepper/Seven Up (1983)

§  Coca-Cola (1986 y 1988)

§  SANYO (1990)

§  AT&T (1994 y 1995)


Productora

§  Cinderella (1997) - TV

§  Whitney Houston: Fine (2000) - Videoclip

§  The Princess Diaries (2001) - Película

§  The Cheetah Girls (2003) - TV

§  The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) - Película

§  The Cheetah Girls 2 (2004) - TV

§  The Cheetah Girls 3 (2006) - TV

§  Sparkle (2012) - Película


Letras de canciones de Witney Houston

witney Houston



All The Man that I Need

I used to cry myself to sleep at night

but that was all

before he came
i thought love had to hurt to turn out right
but now he's here
it's not the same
it's not the same
Chorus:
he fills me up
he gives me love
more love than i've ever seen
he's all i've got
he's all i've got in this world
but he's all the man that i need
And in the morning when i kiss his eyes
he takes me down
and rocks me slow
and in the evening when the moon is high
he holds me close
and won't let go
he won't let go
Greates Love of Oll

I believe the children are our are future 

teach them well and let them lead the way 

show them all the beauty they possess inside 
give them a sense of pride to make it easier
let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be 
everybody searching for a hero 
people need someone to look up to 
i never found anyone who fulfill my needs 
a lonely place to be 
so i learned to depend on me 
Chorus: 
i decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows 
if i fail, if i succeed 
at least i'll live as i believe 
no matter what they take from me 
they can't take away my dignity 
because the greatest love of all 
is happening to me 
i found the greatest love of all 
inside of me 
the greatest love of all 
is easy to achieve 
learning to love yourself 
it is the greatest love of all 
I believe the children are our future
teach them well and let them lead the way 
show them all the beauty they possess inside 
give them a sense of pride to make it easier 
let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be 
chorus
And if by chance, that special place 
that you've been dreaming of 
leads you to a lonely place 
find your strength in love

I have nothing

Share my life,

take me for what i am.

'cause i'll never change
all my colors for you.
Take my love,
i'll never ask for too much,
just all that you are
and everything that you do.
I don't really need to look
very much further/farther,
i don't wanna have to go
where you don't follow.
i will hold it back again,
this passion inside.
can't run from myself,
there's nowhere to hide.
(your love i'll remember forever.)
Chorus:
don't make me close one more door,
i don't wanna hurt anymore.
stay in my arms if you dare,
or must i imagine you there.
don't walk away from me.
(no, don't walk awya from me. don't you dare walk away from me.)
i have nothing, nothing, nothing
if i don't have you, you (you, you, you./if i don't have you, oh, oo.)
You see through,
right to the heart of me.
you break down my walls
with the strength of your love.
I never knew
love like i've known it with you.
will a memory survive,
one i can hold on to?
I don't really need to look
very much further/farther,
i don't wanna have to go
where you don't follow.
i will hold it back again,
this passion inside.
can't run from myself,
there's nowhere to hide.
(your love i'll remember forever.)

I look to you 

As I lay me down 

Heaven hear me now 

Im lost without a cause 
After giving it my all 

Winter storms have come 
And darkened my sun 
After all that I've been through 
Who on earth can I turn to 

I look to you 
I look to you 

After all my strength is gone 
In you I can be strong 

I look to you 
I look to you 

Yeah 

And when melodies are gone 
In you I hear a song 

I look to you 

After losing my breath 
There's no more fighting left 
Sinking to rise no more 
Searching for that open door 

And every road that I've taken 
Lead to my regret 
And I don't know if Im gonna make it 
Nothing to do but lift my head 

I look to you 
I look to you 

Yeah 

And when all my strength is gone 
In you I can be strong 

I look to you 
I look to you 

Oh yeah 

And when melodies are gone 
In you I hear a song 

I look to you 
(my levies have broken, my walls have come) 

Coming down on me 
(crumbling down on me) 

All the rain is falling 
(the rain is falling, defeat is calling) 

Set me free 
(i need you to set me free) 

Take me far away from the battle 
I need you 
Shine on me 

I look to you 
I look to you 

After all my strength has gone 
in you I can be strong 

I look to you 
I look to you 

and when melodies are gone 
In you I hear a song 

I look to you 

yeah 

I look to you 
oooooooh 
I look to you
I wanna dance with somebody 

Clocks strikes upon the hour

and the sun begins to fade

still enough time to figure out
how to chase my blues away
i've done alright up 'til now
it's the light of day that shows me how
and when the night falls loneliness calls
Chorus:
oh! wanna dance with somebody
i wanna feel the heat with somebody
yeah! wanna dance with somebody 
with somebody who loves me
I've been in love and lost my senses
spinning through the town
soon or later the fever ends
and i wind up feeling down
i need a man who'll take a chance
on a love that burns hot enough to last
so when the night falls 
my lonely heart calls
Chorus
(somebody who)
somebody who loves me
(somebody who, somebody who)
to hold me in his arms
i need a man who'll take a chance
on a love that burns hot enough to last
so when the night falls
my lonely heart calls
Chorus x2
Oo oo! (dance)
come on baby (dance)
whoo! yeah (dance)
now wiggle this (dance)
don't you wanna dance (dance)
with me baby (dance)
don't you wanna dance (dance)
with me boy
hey don't you wanna dance (dance)
with me baby! 
with somebody who loves me
Don't you wanna dance
say you wanna dance
don't you wanna dance (dance)
Don't you wanna dance
say you wanna dance
don't you wanna dance (dance)
Don't you wanna dance
say you wanna dance
uh-huh (dance)
with somebody who loves me
oo-oo (dance)
oo-oo-oo (dance)
oo-oo-oo (dance)
hey baby!

 I will always love you


So i go, but i know i will think of you every step of the way

so i'll go, but i know

i'll think of you ev'ry step of the way.
And i will always love you.
i will always love you.
you, my darling you. hmm.
Bittersweet memories
that is all i'm taking with me.
so, goodbye. please, don't cry.
we both know i'm not what you, you need.
And i will always love you.
i will always love you.
(instrumental solo)
I hope life treats you kind
and i hope you have all you've dreamed of.
and i wish to you, joy and happiness.
but above all this, i wish you love.
And i will always love you.
i will always love you.
i will always love you.
i will always love you.
i will always love you.
i, i will always love you.
You, darling, i love you.
ooh, i'll always, i'll always love you.

I’m every woman

Whatever you want 

Whatever you need 

Anything you want done baby 
I'll do it naturally 
Cuz I'm every woman (every woman)
It's all in me 
It's all in me 

Chorus:
I'm every woman 
It's all in me 
Anything you want done baby 
I'll do it naturally 
I'm every woman 
It's all in me 
I can read your thoughts right now 
Every word from A to Z (woh woh woh)

I can cast a spell 
Secrets you can't tell 
Mix a special groove 
Put fire inside of you 
Anytime you feel danger or fear 
Then instantly, I will appear 

Repeat Chorus
I can sense your needs 
Like rain unto the seeds 
I can make a rhyme 
Of confusion in your mind 
And when it comes 
To some good old-fashioned love 
I got it, I got it 
got it got it baby 

Repeat Chorus
I ain't braggin' 
Cuz I'm the one 
Just ask me 
Ooh it shall be done 
Don't bother to compare 
I got it got it 
got it got it baby 

Repeat Chorus
I'm every woman (Chaka!)
I'm every woman (Chaka!)
Hehehe my girl!