Whitney Houston was laid to rest today and she can now rest in peace.
Heartbreak Hotel is one of my favorite of Whitney's songs. It was released in December of 1998, the second single from her album, My Love Is Your Love. The song was written by Carsten Schack, Kenneth Karlin, and Tamara Savage.
Although she did not write the song, I wonder if it was written specifically for her . . . in my research for this post, I could not find the answer to my question. It could have been titled "Bobby's Song" . . . it certainly reflects how she was feeling about the weasel at that time.
Maybe she fooled her fans, but I don't think so . . . she willingly allowed him to lead her to "Heartbreak Hotel" . . . true love will do that to you.
Her last interview with Oprah certainly made it clear that he was not "husband of the year" material, while she put up with him and stood by his side for all those years. It put shivers up my spine as she told the story of his bizarre behavior, spray painting "evil eyes" all over their house.
What made me sad was that you could still see the love for him in her eyes . . . at least she was blessed with a child that she adored and loved so much that resulted from that union.
He couldn't let the family celebrate her life with peace and dignity at her beautiful memorial service . . . no, he had to show up with uninvited guests and cause a scene. What a loser to not even respect her in death . . . he should have had the good sense to just stay away. But it did put his name back in the news . . . it is a good thing to be bad these days . . .
Enough of the rant . . . back to the song . . .
From Wikipedia . . .
"Heartbreak Hotel" reached the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 on January 26, 1999 and peaked at number two on March 9 and number one on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on February 2, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. It was a hit in several countries worldwide.
The song also received two nominations at the 2000 Grammy Awards: Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo, though it did not win. The video was nominated for Best R&B Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
This is a Heartbreak Hotel This is a heartbreak hotel This is a heartbreak hotel This is a heartbreak hotel You said you'd be here by 9 Instead you took your time You didn't think to call me, boy Here I sit, tryin' not to cry Askin' myself why You'd do this to me Since you're not around for me to tell you baby face to face I'm writin' you this letter, and this is what I have to say All I really wanted was some of your time Instead you told me lies when someone else was on your mind What you do to me, look what you did to me I thought that you were someone who would do me right Until you played with me emotions and you made me cry What you do to me, you take what you did to me Now I see that you've been doin' wrong And played me all along And made a fool of me, baby You got it all wrong to think that I wouldn't find out (Uh!) That you were cheatin' on me baby How could you do it to me All I really wanted was someone to care Instead you told me lies when someone else was on your mind (what you did...) What you do to me, look what you did to me I thought that you were someone who would do me right Until you played with me emotions and you made me cry What you do to me (why you do it'), you take what you did to me (you didn't have to do it to me, baby) I ain't gon' take it..... I ain't gon' take it boy