I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston

Oh I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1987 for two weeks
  • single released: May 2, 1987
  • RIAA certified Platinum record
  • the first single released from Whitney Houston's second studio album Whitney (1987)
  • 1987 Grammy Award for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance
  • the fourth of eleven Hot 100 No. 1 singles Houston achieved in her career
  • on the record:
       Whitney Houston- lead vocals, backing vocals
       Walter "Baby Love" Afanasieff- synthesizers
       Corrado Rustici- guitar synth
       Randy Jackson- bass synth
       Marc Russo- alto saxophone
       Greg "Gigi" Gonaway- Simmons drums
       Narada- drums
       Jim Gilstrap, Kitty Beethoven, Kevin Dorsey- backing vocals
       Myrna Matthews, Jennifer Hall- backing vocals
  • written by George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam
  • produced by Narada Michael Walden
  • recorded, mixed by David Fraser
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