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Whitney Houston - Thinking About You (1985)

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"Thinking About You" is the debut single by American singer Whitney Houston. It was written by Kashif Saleem and La Forrest ...

"Thinking About You" is the debut single by American singer Whitney Houston. It was written by Kashif Saleem and La Forrest "La La" Cope for Houston's debut studio album Whitney Houston (1985), while production was helmed by the former, released on January 11, 1985. Even though it was not promoted as a single to top 40 radio stations, "Thinking About You" became a top 10 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the United States. It later appeared as the B-side to Houston's 1986 single, "Greatest Love of All".

Chart performance

The song debuted at number 89 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart on September 11, 1985. On December 14, 1985, the song reached its peak position of number 10. It spent 15 weeks on the chart.

Critical reception

AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine called the track "unheralded" and one of the lighter songs on the album, as well as "a dance/R&B hit [...] that remains one of Whitney's purest pop pleasures".

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