Relive Aretha Franklin's stunning cover of 'I Will Always Love You' in tribute to Whitney Houston

Publish Date
Saturday, 21 August 2021, 9:25PM

Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston have two of the most powerful voices to have ever walked this planet.

So of course the Queen of Soul's rare live cover of Houston's 1992 love song 'I Will Always Love You' from 2014 is absolutely spectacular!

 Paying tribute to her friend who passed away on February 11 2012, Franklin made the track her own when she performed it at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

"We look back and we acknowledge one of the finest young singers that ever stepped before a microphone. And whenever we hear these memorable strains, we will think of and remember her," she said to the crowd before belting out the iconic lyrics.

'I Will Always Love You' was originally written and performed by Dolly Parton. The song appeared on her 1974 album titled Jolene. Houston covered the song as one of the leading tracks in The Bodyguard movie.