Everyone loves a good remake. Some outshine the originals, while others leave a lot to be desired. In either case, every monday we are going to showcase remakes and their predecessors. Maybe give you a little knowledge on your favorite song, while opening the discussion on which version is “better”.
For our first edition of ‘Remake Monday’ we’re shining the light on a very well known track titled “I’m Every Woman”. The song was written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson (Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Moutain High Enough”, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell’s “You’re All I Need To Get By”) and was originally recorded by Khan in 1978. The song was featured on her debut solo album Chaka and went on to reach #21 on the U.S.. Billboard Hot 100 charts.
In 1992, Whitney Houston recorded the tune for The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack album and released it as the soundtracks second single in January 1993. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and and remained in the top 40 for an astounding 19 weeks! Houston tributed Khan by shouting her name towards the end of the song. The two divas have performed the song together numerous of times.
Now the question is; Which version do YOU prefer? Chaka’s or Whitney’s?