Greatest Love Of All
Whitney Houston
Houston Whitney 1986 Greatest Love 45

Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me

1986
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1986 for three weeks
  • No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1986
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart in 1986
  • peaked at No. 8 on the UK SIngles chart in 1986
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • on May 17, 1986, "Greatest Love of All" moved Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls" off the top of the Hot 100, which had held the position for one week
  • from Whitney Houston's debut album, Whitney Houston (1985)
  • the third of seven consecutive Hot 100 Number One singles for Houston
  • "Greatest Love of All" gave Whitney Houston three No. 1 singles from one album, the first time a solo female artist ever accomplished that feat
  • the song was originally recorded by George Benson for the 1977 Muhammad Ali film The Greatest; Benson's single peaked at No. 24 on the Hot 100 in 1977
  • written by Michael Masser, Linda Creed
  • produced by Michael Masser
  •  the music video which featured Houston's mother Cissy Houston was filmed at Harlem's Apollo Theater in New York City
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