Thursday, March 17, 2011
WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO ~ WHITNEY HOUSTON
"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" is the fourth single from Whitney Houston's second album, Whitney. The ballad was released in February 1988. The song was written by Frank Wildhorn and Chuck Jackson. Wildhorn approached Jackson about the opportunity to write for Whitney Houston. He gave him the title, and Wildhorn completed the music & lyrics for the song.Initially, Houston did not want to record the song, feeling there was no special message to convey. However, Arista Records CEO Clive Davis believed the song would go to number one if she recorded it, so she agreed. The single became Houston's seventh consecutive number one. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" has been covered by punk rock group Me First & The Gimme Gimmes on their 2003 album, Take a Break and more recently by Joe McElderry on The X Factor 2009. The song has also been covered by Tracy Miller, a Broadway theatrical actress-singer, who performed the song at a "Frank Wildhorn & Friends" concert.