On this day, 20 years ago Grammy Award-winning International Superstar WHITNEY HOUSTON released her fourth studio LP My Love Is Your Love via Arista Records. The album peaked at No. 13 in the US and produced three top 5 Billboard hits: Heartbreak Hotel, It’s Not Right But It’s Okay and the title track My Love Is Your Love, selling 4 million copies domestically and 10 million copies internationally. @RnBJunkieOfficial do the honor of ranking My Love Is Your Love 20 years later...
13 IN MY BUSINESS
Houston once again paired with Missy Elliott on this autobiographical jam which tells the story constantly scrutinizing and judging her and her man.
12 I WAS MADE TO LOVE HIM
This Stevie Wonder cover and Lauryn Hill produced jam was added as a bonus cut. This remarkable and brilliant remake closes the My Love Is Your Love album perfectly.
11 YOU’LL NEVER STAND ALONE
One of Diane Warren’s typical ballads, however; Houston carried the lyric pleasantly well.
10 UNTIL YOU COME BACK
From the opening of this song it puts you in the mind of “vintage” Houston i.e. “I Have Nothing” / “Why Does It Hurt So Bad”. Produced by Babyface and Daryl Simmons.
09 IF I TOLD YOU THAT
This piano driven urban dance track finds Houston’s desire to evolve something more into a friendship. Subsequently, this Rodney Jerkins produced song was later released as a duet with George Michael for Houston’s Whitney: The Greatest Hits where it peaked in the top 10 in the UK.
08 GET IT BACK
An edgy jam produced by Rodney Jerkins which finds Houston refreshing and carefree vocally.
07 I BOW OUT
Another standout gem. Written by Diane Warren and produced by Babyface and Rodney Jerkins.
06 OH YES
The longest song on the album which also happens to be one of the standout non-singles which should have been a single. Produced by Missy Elliott and showcases Houston in rare form with her sultry, seductive and sexual side.
05 I LEARNED FROM THE BEST
Written and produced by hit-making team Diane Warren and David Foster, this remarkable ballad was released as the fifth and final single.
04 WHEN YOU BELIEVE (DUET W/ MARIAH CAREY)
Houston collaborated with Mariah Carey for this Grammy-nominated song originally for The Prince of Egypt Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Subsequently it was released as the lead single and would go on to win Best Song at the 1999 Academy Awards.
03 MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE
This Platinum-selling single was produced by Wyclef Jean and showcased a different side for Houston sonically fusing Reggae, R&B and Hip Hop Soul which sets the tone for the album. Peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100’s and No. 2 on the R&B chart making it another one of Houston’s top 20 biggest hits.
02 HEARTBREAK HOTEL (FEAT. FAITH EVANS & KELLY PRICE)
Houston teamed up with fellow powerhouse vocalists Faith Evans and Kelly Price for this Platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated song which was released as the second single. Another one of Houston’s top 20 biggest hits. Peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100’s and No. 1 on the R&B chart.
01 IT’S NOT RIGHT, BUT IT’S OKAY
Released as the overall third single and produced by Rodney Jerkins, this Grammy Award-winning song peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100’s and No. 1 on the R&B chart becoming one of Houston’s top 20 biggest singles of her illustrious career.