whitney how will i know

THEN & NOW: ‘How Will I Know?’

“How Will I Know?” is the latest song from Whitney Houston to undergo a remake and a revamp. UK chart stars Clean Bandit have ‘teamed’ up with Whitney for a cover of her 1985 US chart topper, which reached No.5 in the UK.

The song was written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, who would later give Whitney another big hit and a number one on both sides of the Atlantic with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. The duo would of course, earn chart success in their own right as Boy Meets Girl, with the smash hit, “Waiting For A Star To Fall“.

The song also follows closely behind the sampled version used by David Guetta, MistaJam and John Newman version for “If You Really Love Me”, which has become a big hit during the Summer of 2021. “How Will I Know?” was also sampled for the club hit, “Take Me To The Clouds Above”, by LMC in 2004, which went to No.1 in the UK and topped the US dance chart.

“How Will I Know?” in 1985

“How Will I Know?” in 2021

Clean Bandit release their brand new, as yet untitled, album at the end of 2021, featuring the singles “Higher” and “Drive”.