Greatest Love of All

by Whitney Houston

Duration:
4:51
Released:
Mar 18, 1986
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Lyrics for Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston:

Verse 1
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody's searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me

Pre-Chorus
I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity

Chorus
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

Verse 2
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

Pre-Chorus
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity

Chorus
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

Outro
And if, by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

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Song Facts

“Greatest Love of All” was written by Michael Masser & the late Linda Creed, who wrote the song during her struggle with breast cancer.

The song was originally in 1977 by George Benson for the Muhammad Ali biopic “The Greatest.”

Whitney covered the song for her 1985 self-titled debut album.

Originally, Clive Davis didn’t want Whitney to record the song for the album, but eventually gave in after being persuaded by Michael Masser and Whitney.

The song became a hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Black Singles and adult contemporary charts in 1986. The song also topped the charts in Australia and Canada.

It was certified Gold in the U.S. and Canada & certified Silver in the U.K.

“Greatest Love of All” won the American Music Award for “Favorite Soul/R&B Video.” It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for “Record of the Year” and a Soul Train Music Award for “Single of the Year.”

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