A Song For You

Album: I Look To You (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This Leon Russell tune is the only cover on Whitney Houston's seventh album, I Look to You.
  • Donny Hathaway recorded the best known version of this soul ballad on his self-titled 1971 album. However Stargate, who produced Whitney's cover, transformed it into an upbeat disco number.
  • This was recorded only the night before the listening party for the unveiling of I Look to You. Executive producer Clive Davis explained to the audience before playing it: "We wanted to include something that would be a fun throwback, honoring all that Whitney's been."
  • Other artists who have covered this song include Ray Charles and the 2007 X Factor winner Leon Jackson.

Comments: 2

  • Rony from Galway, IrelandAretha Franklin does a great version and Herbie Hancock has recorded it as a duet with Christina Aguilera.
  • Jason from Newark, DeMichael Bublè covered this also, and he still closes most if not all his concerts with this song. He also sings it solo, no Mic, no band, just his amazing voice...
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