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Robyn Vs Whitney Houston, 'Dancing In Houston'

By Priya Elan

Posted on 15 Feb 12


Released in 1985, and originally intended for Janet Jackson (she turned it down), 'How Will I Know' was Whitney Houston's first big dance pop smash.


A recording of her a capella vocal from the session had been floating around the internet for a while, so it was only a matter of time before some bright spark decided to pair it up with another tune, mash-up style.


The other tune is Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own', a slice of Scando-dance pop which, we all know, is one of the best singles in recent memory. The results are 'Dancing In Houston' which works ridiculously well.

We're reminded of the king of the spliced disc Richard X's 'I Wanna Dance With Numbers' which teamed up 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and Kraftwerk's 'Numbers'. Another wintery slap of European electro set against Houston's joyous, gospel vocal, but 'Dancing In Houston' perhaps trumps even that.

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