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Readers’ Poll: The Best Whitney Houston Songs of All Time

Your picks include ‘I Will Always Love You,’ ‘How Will I Know’ and ‘I Have Nothing’

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When Whitney Houston died last weekend, she left behind an incredible and highly influential body of work, including several Number One singles. Last week, Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield named his 12 favorite Houston hits, but over the weekend we asked you to tell us your favorites. Click through to discover your Top 10 Whitney Houston tunes.

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4. ‘I Have Nothing’

Houston's third single from The Bodyguard is one of her best show-stoppers, a high-stakes ballad that gives her plenty of space to show off the full power of her formidable voice.

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3. ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’

"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" is Houston's dance-pop masterpiece. It's a bubbly, ultra-Eighties confection that would be thrilling if a singer half as talented sang it, but is pushed over the top to true greatness by Houston's euphoric phrasing.

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2. ‘I Will Always Love You’

Houston's cover of Dolly Parton's gorgeous ballad is one of the biggest-selling chart smashes of all time, and her performance – which alternates between subtlety and soaring grandeur – is utterly gutting. It's amazing this song was ever a radio staple, given that it's basically an express train to Tearsville. How did people hold it together in 1992?

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1. ‘The Greatest Love of All’

Houston's signature hit is an expression of monumental self-belief in the face of great adversity. Some have interpreted it as an anthem of self-centered yuppie culture, but most folks embrace it as a sincere message of self-acceptance.

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