Feb 152012

There are few love songs as universally known as Whitney Houston‘s version of “I Will Always Love You.” The song usually attracts those with a heavy heart due to lost love, and with the recent loss of a legend, it hangs even heavier this year. Girls frontman Christopher Owens paid tribute to the late great by performing a solo version of the iconic song.

Owens does not have the vocal range of Houston, but the sincerity of the cover makes up for it. He invited fans to sing along, and although there were a few obnoxious hecklers, the crowd seemed moved for the most part. Although the fan-made video is a bit shaky, it is definitely worth a watch, love song fan or not.

Girls – I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston cover)

(via Stereogum)

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  One Response to “Girls Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston with “I Will Always Love You””

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  1. this song was written by Dolly Parton – so isn’t the Whitney version a cover in its own right?

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