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Gavin Creel's Tragic Tribute To Whitney Houston

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Well this is sweet … and a little sad. If only Whitney could have heard it before she went off to the great yonder!

Our (imaginary) boyfriend Gavin Creel wrote the catchy tune Whitney Houston back in 2011, as a tribute to one of his favorite singers.

Apparently, it was Whitney's music that got Creel through some difficult times in Junior High, when he felt totally "odd-kid out."

As he writes on his YouTube page:

"She was my absolute favorite singer growing up, and I used to be made fun of for that. In 1987, an 11-year-old boy was supposed to have pictures of cars or baseball players on his bedroom wall…not a huge poster of Whitney Houston. Last summer while I was writing songs for my next record, I kept hearing about all these young boys who were getting pushed around, like I had been, for liking things 'boys weren't supposed to like,' but I was also hearing that some of those boys decided life wasn't worth living anymore.

I wanted to write a song to tell those kids about the woman who helped me through my tough time as a fruity little dude… about the woman who sang me through those crap junior high school years…a song about the music that made me feel happier, fuller, better. And, as I wrote it, I dreamt of getting to play it for her one day."

Inspiring, but super sad he wasn't able to play it for Miss Whitney.

The song itself has an uber-fun dance beat, and probably would have made Whitney proud.

Ch-ch-check out the tribute (above).


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4 comments to “Gavin Creel's Tragic Tribute To Whitney Houston”

  1. 1

    Another opportunist jumps on the bandwagon. No wonder he's your (imaginary) boyfriend.

  2. 2

    This is not bad at all - the song is more about Gavin Creel than Whitney Houston though. Nothing wrong about that.

  3. 3

    How can someone be an opportunist when he wrote, recorded AND released the song over a year before Witney's death and when she was just a has been 80's singer? Just because people have discovered the song after Whitney's death doesn't mean he's an opportunist…. it means that people started Googling Whitney and found the song! Some people just either don't know how to read or have so much hate in their heart and minds that when the type they just spew their ignorance.

  4. @v@ says – reply to this


    This guy's musical ability is natural and very apparent.