1985 Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You (US:#1 UK:#1)

1985_Whitney_Houston_Saving_All_My_Love_For_YouSaving All My Love for You is a song written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin with arrangement by Gene Page. It was originally a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978 on their album Marilyn & Billy. A cover of the song was done by American recording artist Whitney Houston, for her debut, self-titled album, which was released on February 14, 1985, by Arista Records. The song was the second single from the album in the United States and third worldwide.

The song received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who picked it as one of the album’s highlights and praised her vocals on the song. Whitney also earned her first Grammy Award with the song, on the category Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Commercially, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100, being her first number one on the charts; it also went to number one in the UK and Ireland, and was her first song to chart in those countries. In the United States, it was awarded a Gold certification from the RIAA.


Houston, Whitney 1985



BassNathan East
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarLouie Shelton
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
Background VocalsRichard Marx
Background VocalsDebbie Thomas
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters

Produced By

Michael Masser


Gerry Goffin
Michael Masser