1986 Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All (US:#1 UK:#8)

1986_Whitney_Houston_Greatest_Love_Of_All“The Greatest Love of All” is a song written by composers Michael Masser (music) and Linda Creed (lyrics). It was originally recorded in 1977 by American singer and guitarist George Benson, who made the song a substantial hit, peaking at #2 on the R&B chart that year, the first R&B chart Top Ten hit for Arista Records. Eight years later, the song became even more well known for a version by Whitney Houston, whose 1985 cover (with the slightly amended title “Greatest Love of All”) eventually topped the charts, peaking at #1 in Australia, Canada and the U.S. in 1986, reaching #1 on the R&B chart, also by Arista Records.


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


Linda Creed
Michael Masser