So I’ve been dying to watch David Foster Off The Record, not only because he’s a legendary hitmaker, but because my favorite singer of all time Whitney Houston is featured. With coronavirus going on, I finally had time to sit down and watch it.. I learned some things about Whitney’s history making album The Bodyguard.”
Back in 1992 Whitney made her acting debut in The Bodyguard alongside Kevin Costner. For the soundtrack Whitney was set to record another song as the lead track, but it had just been used in another film. In the doc David shares how he called Dolly Parton up about using her song “I Will Always Love You,” in the film. Of course she was on board and excited for Whitney to sing her song.
David then clashes with Costner and Whitney’s longtime mentor and friend, Clive Davis on how the song should begin. Costner wanted it to be a capella and Clive Davis also agreed, but David wasn’t feeling it. In the end Costner and Clive Davis version is what was played on the radio and it instantly became a hit!
“Record of the year, this is the one, this is very special, it really is.”- Whitney Houston
Whitney took home 8 awards for the Bodyguard Soundtrack during the 1994 AMA’s.