Kygo & Whitney Houston, “Higher Love”
When Whitney Houston starred in the 1996 remake of The Preacher’s Wife, co-star Denzel Washington called her voice the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” But while some of those wonders have turned to dust, with the summer drop of “Higher Love,” Houston’s voice lives on today to inspire a new generation of listeners. With a vocal originally recorded in 1990, the late legend soars on the Kygo-produced Steve Winwood remake, which topped Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart in August. With the poignancy felt as Houston belts, “Things look so bad everywhere/ In this whole world, what is fair?” it’s hard to imagine this song wasn’t recorded just yesterday — but more importantly, it will definitely still be here tomorrow. — D.D.
Also noted on the list, publishing client Kate Davis co-wrote the Sharon van Etten song “Seventeen”!
You can find the full list on Billboard!