When this song was chosen for the 1992 film The Bodyguard
, it proved to be a huge benefit for both Parton and Whitney Houston. For Houston, it provided her signature song, showcasing her otherworldly talents as a singer. Her version
became a worldwide success in pop music, earning huge royalties for both artists. Parton's country ballad was now familiar to audiences of pop, soul, and adult contemporary, and not just in America: Houston took it to #1 in a variety of territories, including the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and Netherlands.