There’s no doubt that I Wanna Dance With Somebody has a place in the hearts of many gay men of a certain age, and video sites are awash with cover versions in tribute to Whitney Houston. Aiden James made this heartfelt version in 2013. It may not be as quite as touching as Matt Alber’s, but it’s a strong performance from a talented singer and songwriter.
Matt Alber is a much-loved and much-respected singer/songwriter in the US, and when the death of Whitney Houston was announced, he recorded this tribute, writing “this song was often sung at the top of his lungs by a gay boy in St. Louis who wanted to grow up to be a singer. I miss you already, W.”
We suspect that his version is likely to be often requested from now on at his live gigs.