I Will Always Love You Whity Parton Analysis

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E SONG “I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”, AS SUNG BY DOLLY PARTON AND WHITNEY HOUSTON
The song “I Will Always Love You” is one of the most iconic songs of the 21st Century. This song has been widely covered by professional artists and cover singers until today. However, two of the most iconic renditions have to be from Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston. If I were to compare these two renditions, I would prefer Whitney Houston’s version of the song.
Dolly Parton was actually the original writer and singer of the song, “I Will Always Love You’. Written in the year 1974, Dolly Parton wrote this song to express her desire to leave the Porter Wagoner Television Show. Dolly Parton had already completed her 5-year contract with Porter Wagoner and was already in her 7th year with him. Porter Wagoner could not understand her intentions and was against the idea of her leaving the show. Dolly then wrote this song as she was determined to leave the show. She wrote this song to express her gratitude and love for Wagoner. She wanted to thank him for everything he did for her. She also wanted to express her love for him and to let him know that even though she is leaving his show, she will always love him.
Whitney Houston on the other hand, has an entirely different story. In 1975, Whitney was playing the lead female role for the film “The Bodyguard”. She was not only the lead actress, but also the singer for the film’s official soundtrack. Whitney was meant to sing another song but that particular

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