I felt like an 80’s song today so I looked around on Youtube and decided to write about Whitney. And come on, could this video be anymore 80’s?? The hair…the clothes…the backdrops? Haha.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) was released in May of 1987 from her second album, Whitney. It was written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam of Boy Meets Girl, who also wrote her hit, How Will I Know. (As recording artists, you may remember their song Waiting For a Star to Fall. It was featured during the wedding scene in Three Men & A Little Lady when Peter & Sylvia get married).
The song earned Whitney a Grammy at the 30th Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal in March of 1988. It made #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in addition to becoming #1 in the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
In 2004, the track was used in the movie 13 Going on 30 starring Jennifer Garner.