I’m incredibly sad over the death of Whitney Houston. Her songs −and Michael Jackson’s− were practically the soundtrack to my childhood.
It’s impossible to pick my favorite Whitney song, but if I had to pick my favorite Whitney music video, it’s this one. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” is the lead single and title track from her third album. It would become her eleventh Top 10 hit and eighth No. 1.
The video is said to be an homage to the sounds of black music that helped define Whitney’s sound, paying tribute in simulation of the Harlem Renaissance (with Whitney as Marlene Dietrich), Motown (notably The Supremes as Whitney created two clones of herself), and Hollywood’s Golden Age (with Whitney dressed as Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”).
My thoughts and prayers are with Whitney’s family.