Robyn Vs Whitney Houston, ‘Dancing In Houston’

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.


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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