‘I Will Always Love You’
Written by Dolly Parton, and covered by John Doe during the movie, this towering ballad represents perhaps the greatest qualitative mismatch between song and movie ever – see also Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves and ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ – spending what felt like an eternity at the top of the charts. Houston’s (vocal) performance adds oceans of feeling that the film – which one wag described as “like [watching] two statues attempting to mate” – never earns.
MEMORABLE LYRIC “And I wish you joy and happiness/ But above all this I wish you love”
HIGHEST CHART PLACING No. 1 (US and UK)