Whitney or Mariah: Whose Lyrics Are They?

By: Jouviane Alexandre
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"AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE..." this quiz! Divas and divos, are you ready for this? When it comes to music's greats, you won't find a list without Whitney Houston's or Mariah Carey's names. With countless of hits to choose from, can you figure out which popular lyric belongs to which diva?

Whitney Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1963. While her musical talents were discovered young, she released her debut album in 1985. In her lifetime, she released seven studio albums which include 11 #1 hits. Some of the massive hits in her catalog include the Dolly Parton cover "I Will Always Love You," as well as "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and "Greatest Love of All."

A few short years later after Houston, Mariah Carey was born in 1970 in New York. At the age of 20, the singer would release her debut album which had four #1 hits. Over her 28 year career, the singer has had an impressive 18 #1 singles. 

Between Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, there are endless lyrics to sing between them. You might even choose to sing their 1998 collaboration for "The Prince of Egypt" soundtrack. 

With all the songs on their roster, can you identify the divas from some of their biggest lyrics? At the end of this quiz, will you be belting the final note or will your voice crack under the pressure?

Mics at the ready!

"And I know you're shining down on me from heaven / Like so many friends we've lost along the way / And I know eventually we'll be together."

"One Sweet Day" was released on the 1995 album "Daydream." Mariah Carey recorded the song alongside R&B male group Boyz II Men. One of Carey's most successful singles to date, the song spent 16 weeks at #1.

"I believe that children are our future / Teach them well and let them lead the way."

"Greatest Love of All" was a single released on Whitney Houston's debut 1985 album. The song topped the charts, a position which it held for three weeks.

"When you left I lost a part of me / It's still so hard to believe / Come back baby, plase / Cause we belong together."

"We Belong Together" became the most successful single of Mariah Carey's career in 2005. Appearing on the album "The Emancipation of Mimi," the song topped the charts for multiple weeks, holding onto the #1 spot for 14 weeks in that year.

"If I should stay / I would only be in your way / So I'll go but I know / I'll think of you every step of the way."

In 1992, Whitney Houston covered the Dolly Parton song "I Will Always Love You." This song went on to be the most successful single of the R&B singer's career. The song appeared on the soundtrack for the film "The Bodyguard" and spent a whopping 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"But each time I try I just break down and cry / 'Cause I'd rather be home feeling blue / So I'm saving all my love for you."

Whitney Houston released the song "Saving All My Love For You" on her 1985 self-titled debut album. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for one week.

"I can cast a spell / Secrets you can't tell / Mix a special brew / Put fire inside of you."

In 1992, Whitney Houston starred in the film "The Bodyguard." While "I Will Always Love You" might be the most recognized song on the soundtrack, Houston also released "I'm Every Woman," which peaked at #4.

"I know that you've been waiting for it / I'm waiting too / In my imagination I'd be all up on you."

"Touch My Body" is the 2008 single released on the album "E=MC(squared)." The song topped the Hot 100 for two weeks.

"Oh when you walk by every night / Talking sweet and looking fine / I get kind of hectic inside."

"Fantasy" appears on the 1995 Mariah Carey album "Daydream." The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 8 weeks.

"You're delusional, you're delusional / Boy you're losing your mind / It's confusing yo, you're confused you know."

Mariah Carey released the single "Obsessed" in 2009. The song appeared on the album "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" and peaked at #7.

"A moment in the soul can last forever / Comfort and keep us / Help me bring the feeling back again."

In 1987, Whitney Houston released her second album "Whitney." On this album, you'll find the single "Didn't We Almost Have It All." The song topped the charts for two weeks.

"In the morning / When I rise / You are the first thing / On my mind."

"Emotions" is the first track appearing on the 1991 same-titled Mariah Carey album. The song held the #1 position on the Hot 100 for three weeks.

"Sometimes you'll laugh / Sometimes you'll cry / Life never tells us / The when's or why's."

In 1995, Whitney Houston released the song "Exhale" for the 1995 film "Waiting to Exhale." The song topped the Billboard charts for 1 week.

"Since you're not around for me to tell you baby face to face / I'm writing you this letter, and this is what I have to say."

Whitney Houston released the single "Heartbreak Hotel" on her 1998 album "My Love is Your Love." The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

"One hit of your love addicted me / Now I'm strung out on you darling / don't you see / Every night and day."

"Honey" is the first track to appear on the 1997 album "Butterfly." The song spent three weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.

"I gotta shake it off / Just like the Calgon commercial life / I really gotta get up outta here / And go somewhere."

"Shake It Off" is the 2005 single from Mariah Carey's album "The Emancipation of Mimi." The song peaked at #2 on the Hot 100.

"Oh, wake me, I'm shaking, wish I had you near me now / Said there's no mistaking, what I feel is really love."

"How Will I Know" is a single that Whitney Houston released on her debut 1985 album. The song spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts.

"'Cause your love is my love / And my love is your love / It would take an eternity to break us / And the chains of Amistad couldn't hold us."

"My Love Is Your Love" is the single released on the same-titled Whitney Houston album that came out in 1998. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

"I've been around enough to know / That dreams don't turn to gold / And that there is no easy way / No you just can't run away."

"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" is a single released on Whitney Houston's 1987 album "Whitney." The song spent two weeks at #1.

"I'll reach out my hand to you / I'll have faith in all you do / Just call my name / And I'll be there."

In her 1998 album "#1's," Mariah Carey covered the popular Jackson 5 song "I'll Be There." The song topped the charts for two weeks.

"Prayed through the nights / Felt so alone / Suffered from alienation / Carried the weight on the own."

"Vision of Love" was the debut single from Mariah Carey in 1990. Immediately successful, the singer landed her first #1 single. The song topped the charts for 4 weeks.

"I used to cry myself to sleep at night / But that was all before he came / I though love had hurt to turn out right."

"All The Man That I Need" is the third track on the 1990 album "I'm Your Baby Tonight." The song topped the Billboard chart for two weeks.

"Now every time I see you / I pretend I'm fine / When I wanna reach out to you / But I turn and I walk and I let it ride."

"Don't Forget About Us" is a single that was released on the platinum edition of the 2005 album, "The Emancipation of Mimi." The song spent two weeks at #1.

"I found out what I've been missing / Always on the run / I've been looking for someone."

Back in 1985, these were the first words one would hear from Whitney Houston if picking up her album for the first time.;"You Give Good Love" was the first track on Houston's debut album. The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"I broke my heart / Fought every gain / To taste the sweet / I face the pain."

Whitney Houston released the single "One Moment In Time" in 1988. The song peaked at #5. It was written for the 1988 Summer Olympics.

"Whatever you want from me / I'm givin' you everything / I'm your baby tonight."

"I'm Your Baby Tonight" is the same-titled first track from the 1990 Whitney Houston album. The song spent 1 week at #1 on the Hot 100.

"The way I used to do / Could you love me baby / You leave me feelin' used / Cause you go and break my heart."

Mariah Carey released the single "Heartbreaker" on the 1999 album "Rainbow." The song features rapper Jay-Z and spent two weeks at #1.

"You'll change your mind and call my name / Soon as you find they're all the same / And when you find yourself alone / Don't come back crying / You should have known."

"Someday" is a single from Mariah Carey's self-titled debut album. Released in 1991, the song spent 2 weeks at #1.

"I'll pack your bags / So you can leave for a week / The phone rings / And then you look at me."

"It's Not Right But It's Okay" is the first track off of the 1998 album "My Love Is Your Love." The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"I don't wanna cry / Don't wanna cry / Nothing in the world / Could hold us back."

"I Don't Wanna Cry" was another single released on Mariah Carey's self-titled debut album. The song spent two weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.

"I've been in love and lost my senses / Spinning through the town / Sooner or later the fever ends / And I wind up feeling down."

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" is the first track that appears on the 1987 album "Whitney." The single spent two weeks at #1.

"I've been waiting for the phone to ring all night / Why you wanna make me feel so good / I got a love of my own baby."

"So Emotional" is the fifth track that appears on the 1987 album "Whitney." The song peaked at #1, a position that it held for 1 week.

"Take me up / take me down / Take me anywhere you want to baby now."

"Dreamlover" is the first song that appears on Mariah Carey's third studio album "Music Box." Released in 1993, the song spent eight weeks at #1.

"It's a long road / When you face the world alone / No one reaches out a hand / For you to hold."

"Hero" is a popular single that was released on the 1993 album, "Music Box." The song spent 4 weeks at #1.

"And we'll linger on / Time can't erase a feeling this strong / No way you're never gonna shake me."

"Always Be My Baby" was a single released on the 1995 album "Daydream." The song went on to spend two weeks at #1 in 1996.

"Don't make me close one more door / I don't wanna hurt anymore / Stay in my arms if you dare."

"I Have Nothing" is another track that appears on the 1992 "The Bodyguard" soundtrack. The song peaked at #4 on the Hot 100.

BONUS: "There can be miracles / When you believe / Though hope is frail / It's hard to kill."

Before you think it's one or the other, it's both of them. In 1998, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey collaborated on the song "When You Believe" for the 1998 film "The Prince of Egypt."

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