Billboard #1 Hits: #638: ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’- Whitney Houston. September 26, 1987. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Didn’t We Almost Have It All’- Whitney Houston
- Record Company- Arista
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Michael Masser and Will Jennings
- Time: 5:07
- B-side: ‘Shock Me’
- Grade: C+
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #14 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.
Whitney Houston came out of the gate flying- she had a #3 hit followed by 3 #1’s on her debut album and then on her second album Whitney- her first four singles from that album went to #1- this was the second album. To me at least- I liked the first album- and that is where it ended for me. The singles from the second album didn’t grab me and nothing she did afterwards did either. I mentioned this before with her- she had a great voice no denying that but the songs seemed to become just vehicles to show off the voice- where as with Madonna you didn’t have that- because her voice was ordinary. I would rather listen to Madonna any day- at least the Madonna of the 80’s and 90’s.
I agree with your opinion. Whitney Houston became fodder for adult contemporary format radio.
Here music career went into the dumper and she met Bobby Brown- not a good mix.