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I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: WHITNEY HOUSTON
 
Hit Month (Australia): 1987
 
Song Author: George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam
 
 
Year Recorded: 1987
 
SONG PROFILE
 
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single.

Recorded July 1986.

"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is the first single from Whitney Houston's second studio album Whitney.

It was produced by Narada Michael Walden, and written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam of the band Boy Meets Girl, who had previously written the number-one Whitney Houston hit "How Will I Know".

The original arrangement was more of a country tune but was transformed to make it a dance song by Walden.

The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 27, 1987 (the same day that Houston's album Whitney debuted at number one, the first time ever by a female artist), and remained there for two weeks.