YMMV / Whitney Houston

  • Covered Up:
    • "I Will Always Love You" originally done by Dolly Parton. You'd be surprised at the amount of people you can confuse by saying it was originally Dolly Parton's song.
    • Also, "Greatest Love of All," originally by George Benson.
    • In the same album, "Saving All My Love for You", originally by Marilyn McCoo.
    • As well as "All the Man I Need", originally by Sister Sledge.
    • "I'm Every Woman," originally by Chaka Khan.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: That time she absolutely nailed "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV in 1991.
  • Ear Worm: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "When You Believe", "I'm Every Woman".
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: All the jokes relating to her drug use and her relationship with Bobby Brown aren't really funny anymore, considering...well...
    • Also her song "I Will Always Love You" is particularly sad because all of the lyrics seem to relate to her dying, like "So good-bye/Please don't cry /We both know I'm not what you need". The whole song is about her having to leave for an unknown reason.
    • Epic Movie had a running gag about her and her relationship with Bobby, so much harder to watch now.
    • In her 'Nothing But Love' World Tour in 2010, she paid tribute to one Michael Jackson, even singing excerpts of "Wanna be Starting Something" and "The Way You Make Me Feel". Two years later and she very much followed in his footsteps.
    • Just one week before her death, RiffTrax released a trailer for their riff of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, in which Kevin Murphy tearfully sings "I Will Always Love You."
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Three years after Houston's death, her daughter also died in chillingly similar circumstances.
    • The name of the song "Love is a Contact Sport" comes off as far more disturbing considering Houston's marriage to Bobby Brown was plagued with domestic violence allegations.
    • Popular internet joke: What's Whitney Houston's favorite coordination? HAND-EYYYYYYYYYYYYYE...
  • Signature Songs: "I Will Always Love You", "Saving All My Love for You", "Greatest Love of All". Granted that all of those songs are covers, but still. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" may also qualify - before "I Will Always Love You," it was her biggest hit in America.