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Whitney Houston – Love Will save The Day (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 6th, 2012


“Love Will Save the Day” was the fifth single by American singer-songwriter Whitney Houston from her second multi-platinum studio album Whitney. The single was released in July 1988 by Arista Records.

“Love Will Save the Day was produced by John “Jellybean” Benitez and features Roy Ayers on Vibraphone (Vibes).

At this time, Whitney Houston had achieved a record-breaking string of seven number-one hits, with four of those #1’s from her current album “Whitney”. “Love Will Save the Day” did not become Houston’s eighth consecutive number one, but continued her trend of hit singles by peaking in the US Top 10. The #9 peak on the Hot 100 was Houston’s lowest solo peak up to this time. The song also made the Top 10 without an accompanying music video.

Houston had stronger performances on the charts prior to this song but it did remain in the top 40 for 11 weeks, and reached #5 on the R&B Chart, and #1 on the Hot Club/Dance Play Tracks.

Internationally, the song mostly saw less success except in the United Kingdom, where it went Top 10 and Switzerland, where it went Top 20. It was a moderate hit in Germany, making 37; and was a minor hit in Australia, peaking at 77.

Special note about this single: The b-side of the US 7″ contains an Edited Remix of “How Will I Know”. This version is an edit of the 12″ Jellybean Dance Re-mix and is an exclusive b-side of “Love Will Save The Day” released only in the US, Canada and Japan.


Love Will Save The Day (7″ Version) 4:19
Arranged By [Vocals] – Whitney Houston
Executive Producer – Clive Davis
Producer – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – Toni C.

How Will I Know (Edited Remix) 4:45
Executive Producer – Clive Davis
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Narada Michael Walden
Remix – Jellybean*
Written-By – George MerrillShannon Rubicam

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Love Will save The Day U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1988 Love Will save The Day U.S. Billboard US Hot Adult Contemporary Chart #10
1988 Love Will save The Day U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #5
1988 Love Will save The Day U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1


Label: Arista – AS 1-9720
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Pop/Rock
Credits: Design – Dave Brubaker

Side A: From the album “Whitney”
Side B: From the album “Whitney Houston”
Sleeve states:Remix previously only available on the 12-Inch ADI-9449 but this information is incorrect. The Edited Remix is only available as a B-side of “Love Will Save The Day” 7″ single.

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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19 Responses to “Whitney Houston – Love Will save The Day (US 7″)”

  1. Fred Says:

    Thanks! However, from 4:25 till the end of the song of How Will I Know, there is a very apparent hum on the right channel…as if the turntable wasn’t grounded. Any chance this might be re-done? Regardless, a great treat!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Fred my turntable is grounded properly. I do detect some hum during the fade out this hum is normal when using a tube amp. I am not really sure why it is a tad more noticeable on this track. I don’t hear it unless I am listening at a really loud volume. Unfortunately there is not much I can do about it. Sorry.


    Fred Reply:

    Hi again. First, I mean no disrespect and this is not a complaint. Second (to Gene and all) this is noticeable far before the fade out…in fact, there is no fade out as this mix ends in a “cold” manner…yes, there is a 1.5 second starting at 4:42 but the original recording just ends with the acappella phrase, “how will I know?”. I’m saying: start at 4:25 and you can hear it all the way till the end…almost 20 full seconds I am using headphones at a moderate volume. At first I thought it might be the recording itself but I highly doubt it.

    Anyway, just something my ears picked up…and yes, I can easily run a filter through it with Soundforge.


  2. Paul Says:

    Thanks for more Whitney, I love this song 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great name by the way 🙂 You’re welcome Paul!


  3. Ray Fisher Says:

    Thanks Paul! one of favorites from THE VOICE.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ray!


  4. Marty Says:

    Never heard the edit of the Jellybean remix before – whatta treat!!! Thanks, Paul!!! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marty 🙂


  5. Gene Savage Says:

    I’m one of the few people likely happiest to have a good, clean copy of the 7″ of “Love Will Save The Day;” this one is replacing my current, tattered copy, immediately! Thank you SO MUCH, Paul!!

    …Oh, and Fred: the hum was something that caught my attention when Paul first upgraded to his tube amp. I’ve learned that the hum is the “price” for the lack of distortion on these vinyl rips. The manufacturer actually warns in their paperwork that some hum will be audible! Amazing.

    If I’m concerned the hum will be “pulled up” in volume at the end of the song or in a quiet part, I’ll run just those portions of the songs through a 60 Hz notch filter (easily done in Adobe Audition). It technically damages the quality of the recording, but prevents the hum from being audible.

    I’m glad Paul DOESN’T do that with the original files… we’d lose some bass notes if the whole file was notched at 60 Hz!!

    Hope this helps explain what you’re hearing… although I’ll listen carefully myself and see if the hum “jumps up” in volume at the point you mention.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Gene you are absolutely correct about the tube amp it is just one of the trade off’s. I talked to a rep today on the phone about it and he told me that it is because tube amps are more sensitive to the noise floor.


  6. ric Says:

    Anther suprise!
    Never knew of an Edit Remix for How Will I Know! Thanks Paul!
    Whitney had a banner period from 1987 to 1988!
    This could’ve been her eighth consecutive Hot 100 chart-topper, but I recall when she scored her seventh, she made a comment during one of her concerts that she’s is bigger than The Beatles. That didn’t go down well with many, both critics and public. I don’t know how much this affected the performance of Love Will Save The Day, but it surely won’t help.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am sure that the Beatle’s comment affected the single’s chart performance greatly. There are a lot of Die-hard Beatles fans out there 🙂


    Vermillion Reply:

    I can’t imagine it was down to this. The comment was made at a concert in London if I recall and wasn’t very widely reported at the time. It seems very unlikely that this would have had such an impact in America. Far more likely is the combination of it being the fifth single from an album that had been out for a year and had sold well, no video and just one of those things – the Supremes had 5 consecutive number 1s in the 1960s followed by a single that stopped at number 11.

    Great song though and one that remixed well. Thanks for uploading!


  7. matt Says:

    Did I inspire you a bit with this one 😉 It will be interesting to compare rips. Thanks for the continued Whitney Houston shares, Paul! What a way to pay tribute to a legend passed than by enjoying forgotten or overlooked gems from her past 🙂


  8. Alessandro Says:

    Many thanks Paul for bringing us more Whitney. It seems each country have their own peculiarity for every single release of her, personally i wasn’t even aware it existed an edit of the Jellybean remix of How Will I Know. So thank you twice.
    I really appreciate the natural, clear and warm sound rendition of you equipment.



  9. giorgio-greece Says:

    another BIG! surprise from my favourite burningtheground site and DjPaulT!!!!!

    thanx a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  10. Spring Says:

    Thanks a lot dear Paul! I’ll Never be tired from Whitney’s music!!


  11. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Excellent post. Likewise, I didn’t know about the “How Will I Know” edit either. Thank you!


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