‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ features 22 of Whitney Houston’s most popular songs

A scene from ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’

Columbia Pictures’ Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody is an opportunity for audiences to experience Whitney Houston’s best-known songs in the story of the telling of her life.  

In bringing the story to the screen, the filmmakers obtained the original recordings of 22 Houston classics and remixed them for the state-of-the-art sound of movie theaters.

It is The Voice’s voice heard in the film, singing:

Greatest Love of All 
You Give Good Love 
If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (duet with Jermaine Jackson) 
Where Do Broken Hearts Go 
Saving All My Love 
How Will I Know 
I Wanna Dance with Somebody 
Far Enough (unreleased) 
The Star-Spangled Banner 
Run To You 
I Will Always Love You (Live at the Concert for a New South Africa) 
Why Does It Hurt So Bad 
It’s Not Right, But It’s OK 
I’m Every Woman 
I’m Your Baby Tonight 
So Emotional 
One Moment In Time 
Million Dollar Bill 
My Name Is Not Susan 
I Didn’t Know My Own Strength 
“The Impossible Medley” (I Loves You, Porgy / And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going / I Have Nothing)

For these 22 songs, supervising sound and music editor John Warhurst and music supervisor Maureen Crowe worked with the rightsholders and archives to obtain not just the master mix, but the original, raw multitrack recordings Houston made. “Those recordings were originally mixed to sound great in your car, or a home stereo,” says Warhurst. “But a movie theater – especially a Dolby Atmos movie theater – has speakers throughout.”

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award® winner Naomi Ackie, the film is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant—and so emotional—journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career, with show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits as you’ve never heard them before. Don’t you wanna dance?

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. The film opens in Philippine cinemas on January 8.  Connect with the hashtag #IWannaDanceMovie

Image credits: Columbia Pictures


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