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Whitney Houston's biggest Billboard hits: A look at her legendary chart career

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The late Whitney Houston's legacy on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart is legendary.

Her biggest single on the Hot 100 chart is her iconic "I Will Always Love You," from her film "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.

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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. 1 songs 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 20 Billboard Hits:
Rank - Title - (Year) - Hot 100 Peak Position (weeks spent at No. 1)

1. "I Will Always Love You" (1992) - No. 1 (for 14 weeks)
2. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (1987) - No. 1 (two weeks)
3. "Greatest Love of All" (1986) - No. 1 (three weeks)
4. "All the Man That I Need" (1990) - No. 1 (two weeks)
5. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (1990) - No. 1 (one week)
6. "So Emotional" (1987) - No. 1 (one week)
7. "How Will I Know" (1985) - No. 1 (two weeks)
8. "Didn't We Almost Have It All" (1987) - No. 1 (two weeks)
9. "Saving All My Love for You" (1985) - No. 1 (one week)
10. "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" (1995) - No. 1 (one week)
11. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" (1988) - No. 1 (two weeks)
12. "My Love Is Your Love" (1999) - No. 4
13. "Heartbreak Hotel" (featuring Faith Evans & Kelly Price) (1999) - No. 2
14. "You Give Good Love" (1985) - No. 3
15. "I Have Nothing" (1993) - No. 4
16. "One Moment in Time" (1988) - No. 5
17. "I Believe in You and Me" (1996) - No. 4
18. "I'm Every Woman" (1993) - No. 4
19. "Count on Me" (Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans) (1996) - No. 8
20. "It's Not Right but It's Okay" (1999) - No. 4

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This ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. 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. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years.

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