I’m a misses this music that had meaning and beauty. Important stuff. What the happened? I was born in the wrong time. «Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.» This song gives me eternal strength.
Did you know that Whitney Houston’s debut LP, called simply Whitney Houston had 4 number one singles on it?
It’s hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but «The Greatest Love of All» is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it’s not too late to better ourselves. It’s an important message, crucial really. And it’s beautifully stated on the album.
«The Greatest Love of All» is a song written by composers Michael Masser (music) and Linda Creed (lyrics). It was originally recorded in 1977 by American singer and guitarist George Benson, who made the song a substantial hit, peaking at number 2 on the R&B chart that year, the first R&B chart Top Ten hit for Arista Records. The song was written and recorded to be the main theme of the 1977 film The Greatest, a biopic of the boxer Muhammad Ali.
Eight years after Benson’s original recording, the song became even more well known for a version by Whitney Houston, whose 1985 cover (with the slightly amended title «Greatest Love of All») eventually topped the charts, peaking at number 1 in Australia, Canada, U.S. and on the R&B chart in 1986.