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So Emotional

  • Released : November 1987
  • Tracks: 2 Remixes, The Voice, Didn't We Almost Have It All (live), For The Love Of You

  • Worldwide sales : 1,700,000
  • Peak Position : US No. 1, UK No. 5, Fr No. 21

  • Song Info : The third single from the album 'Whitney', 'So Emotional' (originally titled simply "Emotional"), was a no 5 hit in the UK and the sixth number 1 in the USA. The song was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, the team behind Madonna's chart topping 'Like A Virgin'. Their original sound for the track was more Prince-like whom they admired greatly, and when they first heard the Narada Michael Walden production of the song, they were rather concerned the "bite" had been taken out of it. 'So Emotional' is also a good way to describe Whitney's talent - whether it's an uptempo, happy song like 'I Wanna Dance', a torch ballad like 'Saving All My Love For You' or 'I Learned From The Best', or the soulful and bitter 'It's Not Right But It's OK', each track is enhanced by the emotion instilled in the vocal. - Alan Stuart, "The A to Z Whitney Houston"

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