‘Saving All My Love for You’ by Whitney Houston
Prolific songwriters Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin penned 'Saving All My Love for You,' which was a minor hit in 1978 for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. But it wasn't until a young ingenue named Whitney Houston recorded the song that it became the (sometimes annoying) earworm it is today.
'Saving All My Love for You,' the second single from Houston's 1985 self-titled debut album, became her first No. 1 hit and earned her a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. And it wasn't just played endlessly by U.S. radio stations -- the song also reached the top spot on the Irish and U.K. charts, and made the Top 10 in New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland as well.
As for songwriter Masser, he also co-wrote several more tracks for Houston you may recognize, including 'The Greatest Love of All' and 'Didn't We Almost Have It All.'
Listen to Whitney Houston's Version of 'Saving All My Love for You'
Listen to Marilyn McCoo's Version of 'Saving All My Love for You'