Thursday, March 17, 2011
SO EMOTIONAL ~ WHITNEY HOUSTON
"So Emotional" is a song recorded by American pop/ R&B singer Whitney Houston. The song was the third single from her second album Whitney, and was released on November 12, 1987. "So Emotional" was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly , who also penned Madonna's "Like a Virgin", Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors", Heart's "Alone" (all also previous #1 songs), The Bangles "Eternal Flame" (another #1 song) and Linda Ronstadt's "How Do I Make You". The song centers on Houston loving being in love, singing "I get so emotional baby / Every time I think of you / I get so emotional / Ain't it shocking what love can do". At this time Houston already had a string of five consecutive number-one hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "So Emotional" went to the #1 position as well, giving her six consecutive number-one singles; putting her in a three-way tie with The Beatles and The Bee Gees. It became the first number-one of 1988, eventually receiving gold certification. The single remained in the Top 40 for fourteen weeks, and also reached number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart."So Emotional" was ranked sixth on The Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts (1988).