This year, I thought I'd share some of them with you.
I had a crush on Whitney Houston from day one.
She was beautiful, and she could sing.
After she married Bobby Brown, the turn her life took saddened me, the downward spiral ending in tragedy with her drug-related death a few years ago.
There were moments during that decade and a half of decline where the Whitney I had a crush on peeked through the fog of addiction, most notably on the 2004 Christmas album, One Wish.
On the cover above, she almost looks like that Whitney who wanted to dance with somebody...
ONE WISH (FOR CHRISTMAS)
WHO WOULD IMAGINE A KING
Rest in peace, Whitney