I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me) Whitney Houston
Song Title: I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me)
Artist: Whitney Houston
Date of release: February 3, 1987
Description: ” I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me) ” is by Whitney Houston, the American singer was Taken from the Album ” Whitney “.
Written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam from the band Boy meets girl. The song was produced by Narada Michael Walden the American producer.
Originally intended as a more Country music style of song only to be re-worked by Narada Michael Walden into the dance style we are familiar with now.
After writing a previously successful song for Whitney, George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam were asked to write a new song for Whitney’s newest Album. After submitting a song and being rejected the pair worked on a song for Whitney which was to be ” I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me) “.
In may 1987 the song was released as the first single from the Album. Entering the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 38, it took six weeks to climb to the number one position where it sayed for two weeks and spent a total of 18 weeks on the chart.
A chart entry in Canada soon followed with a number 74 on the RPM Top 100 Singles chart, from there the song climbed to reach the number one slot.
” I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me) ” was to be Whitney’s most successful song at the time, the song grabbed the top slot in fourteen countries.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK charts at number 10, after two weeks it had climbed to number one and stayed for 2 weeks and a total of 16 weeks on the chart.
Along with success in both the US and UK, ” I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me) ” also topped the charts in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Weeks on these charts ranged from one week in Italy to seven weeks in Norway.
Both Ireland and Austria number one slots eluded Whitney with the song reaching the top five. The song was so popular across Europe the song went on to top the Hot 100 Singles chart and holding the position for 8 weeks.
In Australia ” I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me) ” was to be the second number one single for Whitney, the song reached the top slot on the Australian Kent Music Report chart which it held for 5 weeks and New Zealand was to be another number one with a 4 week run at the top.
” I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me) ” sold over 7 million copies Worldwide, after “I Will Always Love You” this was to be the second biggest seller for Whitney.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (Kent Music Report) 1, Austria (Austria Top 40) 3, Belgium (VRT Top 30) 1, Canada (RPM) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 15, Germany (Media Control Top 100) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (Musica e dischi) 1, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (RIANZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 1, South African Singles Chart 1, Spain (AFYVE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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