‘I Will Al­ways Love You’

Total Film - - Movie Songs - by Whit­ney Hous­ton

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)

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