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The children of 1986 will naturally wish to know how Whitney Houston's eventual descent into tabloid infamy might impact their own lives. If one is to address this question, one must first ask what it was about the seemingly perfect Whitney that made that decline possible. If one listened to Greatest Love Of All in 1985, as one could scarcely avoid doing on an almost daily basis, one might have thought megalomania to be the biggest danger Whitney Houston might one day face. But if one goes back and listens to it today, one hears the not-so-faint note of wishful thinking and overcompensating in Whitney's expression of self-regard. And if one listens to the sugary, irresistible How Will I Know, one hears Whitney saying, quite literally, "I have no faith whatsoever in my own judgment, particularly when it comes to matters of the heart." That poor judgment may have sown the seeds of Whitney's partial undoing, but this legacy need not manifest for the girls and boys of the Whitney Houston generation as anything more serious than a string of bad boyfriends and girlfriends or a temporary habit of losing the good ones due to excessive self-love.

BirthdatesBirthstar Birthsong
Jan 1-Jan 11Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me
Jan 12-Feb 8Dionne Warwick and Friends That's What Friends Are For
Feb 9-Feb 22Whitney Houston How Will I Know
Feb 23-Mar 8Mr. Mister Kyrie
Mar 9-Mar 15Starship Sara
Mar 16-Mar 22Heart These Dreams
Mar 23-Apr 12Falco Rock Me Amadeus
Apr 13-Apr 26Prince Kiss
Apr 27-May 3Robert Palmer Addicted To Love
May 4-May 10Pet Shop Boys West End Girls
May 11-May 31Whitney Houston Greatest Love Of All
Jun 1-Jun 7Madonna Live To Tell
Jun 8-Jun 28Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald On My Own
Jun 29-Jul 5Billy Ocean There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
Jul 6-Jul 12Simply Red Holding Back The Years
Jul 13-Jul 19Genesis Invisible Touch
Jul 20-Jul 26Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
Jul 27-Aug 9Peter Cetera Glory Of Love
Aug 10-Aug 23Madonna Papa Don't Preach
Aug 24-Aug 30Steve Winwood Higher Love
Aug 31-Sep 6Bananarama Venus
Sep 7-Sep 13Berlin Take My Breath Away
Sep 14-Oct 4Huey Lewis and the News Stuck With You
Oct 5-Oct 18Janet Jackson When I Think Of You
Oct 19-Nov 1Cyndi Lauper True Colors
Nov 2-Nov 15Boston Amanda
Nov 16-Nov 22Human League Human
Nov 23-Nov 29Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name
Nov 30-Dec 6Peter Cetera and Amy Grant The Next Time I Fall
Dec 7-Dec 13Bruce Hornsby and the Range The Way It Is
Dec 14-Dec 31The Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian

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