Billboard #1 Hits: #589: ‘How Will I Know’- Whitney Houston – February 15, 1986. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘How Will I Know’- Whitney Houston
- Record Company- Arista
- Genre: Synth-Funk
- Written by George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam, Narada Michael Walden
- Time: 4:30
- B-side: ‘Someone For Me’
- Album- Whitney Houston
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #5 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and Iceland
This song was originally written for Janet Jackson but she passed on it. This was the 3rd #1 in a row from Whitney’s self- titled debut album- and the 3rd of her 11 #1 hits in her career. This would be my favorite song of hers- was never much of a fan after the debut album. Not saying she couldn’t sing but it seemed to me it got to a point where the point of the whole exercise was just to show off her voice.