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Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (1987)

The video for "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" was directed by Brian Grant and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, who also worked with Houston on the music video for "How Will I Know". The ... See full summary »

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The video for "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" was directed by Brian Grant and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, who also worked with Houston on the music video for "How Will I Know". The video features Houston in a pink dress and a continuous shot of a purple backdrop that never changes its angle of vision. In the intro of this video, Houston just finishes a performance onstage. She walks backstage, and the scene is inter-cut with more vivid, colorful images of her. The song then explodes into its beginning, with myriad locations and various outfits by Houston, as dancers trying to impress her as she dances. Towards the end of the song she manhandles a guy, who has a mixture of a look of shock and surprise asking him "Don't you wanna dance say you wanna dance". Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Language:

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Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

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Уитни Хьюстон: I Wanna Dance with Somebody See more »

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Jon Pareles of The New York Times gave a negative comment, writing that listening to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and "You're Still My Man," another track on the album was like "watching television while someone fiddles with color controls." See more »

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Only includes studio scenes, added some extra shots that was not shown in version 1. See more »

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