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Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 7th, 2016



“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.

Love Will Save The Day (Extended Remix) 7:57
Keyboards – Rich Tancredi
Remix – Ric Wake

Love Will Save The Day (A Cappella) 5:17
Remix – Ric Wake

Love Will Save The Day (Single Version) 4:22

Dub Will Save The Day 4:57
Keyboards – Rich Tancredi
Remix – Ric Wake

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 ‎– ADI-9721
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Garage House, Synth-pop

Producer – John “Jellybean” Benitez

From the LP “WHITNEY”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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21 Responses to “Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Stupendous post Paul!! Plus, it’s a song I hold most highly from Whitney’s discography. Thank you for starting out the week with a great beautiful song. Awesome!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff I wanted to start the week and election eve off on a positive start because “Love Will Save The Day” 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    I adore your positivity Paul!! Your light shines so bright and radiant!!



  2. djamora Says:

    Wonderful! friend!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you djamora 🙂


  3. Fred Says:

    Thanks for the fantastic post, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Fred 🙂


  4. Junior Says:

    This is so cool to see this on BTG. One of my favourite uptempo Whitney singles.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Junior 🙂


  5. Dejan Dozic Says:

    Please make donations if you feel DJ Paul is contributing and giving us the opportunity to explore the treasures from the world of the 12″. It is a library of rare items seldom found on any collections of 12″ compilations. DJ Paul should get a job making CD’s for the record industry. He is doing astonishing job in remastering vinyls. Record companies should consider in giving this guy a sallary for the job he does.

    Best Regards


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Dejan Dozic for your comment so appreciated 🙂


  6. BE.D12'' Says:

    Amazing Paul!
    This is an incredible song with a great production by Jellybean,
    that I always loved but I missed the 12″.
    Hope to complete it also with the extended remix (6.55)
    also remixed by Rik Wake & Richie Jones
    and with the US promo version by Jellybean & Morales (if you got it).
    Good Election Day.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will look into those versions BE.D12” and see what I can do 🙂


  7. Song And Dance Says:

    When you’re feeling down and out
    And you’ve got troubles on you mind
    Love will save the day
    When you’re feeling full of doubt
    And fear has got you in a bind
    Love will save the day

    What else remains to be said?!? Nothing! Love that song, loved Whitney then.
    Thank you Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Such great lyrics. Enjoy Song And Dance! 🙂


  8. Stefano Says:

    One of my all time favorites of Whitney. This song has such a positive and great energy. I never understood why this single didn’t have more success. Maybe because it was one of the last singles from the album ‘Whitney’. Thanks for this great post, it’s Whitney at her best.


  9. Ian Says:

    Thanks Paul. Is the title a message to all voting today over there?!

    This has prompted me to have a bit of a Whitney morning and play your 2009 remix collection again.

    A question on that…what is the source of ‘Houston Megamix (The Orangefuzz Remix)’. I can find no mention of it anywhere apart from your collection??

    Also, do you have the I Belong To You promo with the 2 UK mixes and the 2 69th Street mixes?


  10. AnthonyC Says:

    Awesome classic Whitney tune.

    Still very sadly missed!

    I’m so pleased I got to see her on her final tour.



  11. Spring Says:

    Lave will save the day! It’s so true. Great song by Whitney. I will always love her! Thank you very much dear Paul! 🙂


  12. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.


  13. rick Says:

    Hi Paul! Please re upload Whitney’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Much thanks and God bless.


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