Her biggest single on the Hot 100 chart is her iconic “I Will Always Love You,” from the soundtrack to her 1992 film debut, The Bodyguard. The track spent a staggering 14 weeks atop the list and at the time was the longest-running No. 1 single in history.
In celebration of what would have been her 59th birthday on Wednesday (Aug. 9), Billboard has compiled Houston’s top 20 Hot 100 singles, and unsurprisingly, “I Will Always Love You” tops the tally. It is followed by the buoyant “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” which was her fourth of 11 career No. 1s on the list.
All 11 of her No. 1 hits are present on the recap (below) and also happen to comprise the entire top 11.
Whitney Houston’s top Billboard Hot 100 hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.