Cover vs. Original

I Will Always Love You


Dolly. Without a doubt.

- Matt, New York, United States, 18.10.2005


Whitney Houston
1992

vs.

Dolly Parton
1974

CD-Cover: Whitney Houston - The Bodyguard 73.5 % 26.5 % CD-Cover: Dolly Parton - Jolene
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Whitney Houston 6960 Votes Dolly Parton

Comments about I Will Always Love You:

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"Dolly wrote it and sang it the way it was intended: an apologetic, hurt farewell to a loved one. Dolly is classic."

Well said - I agree with everything you say! Whitney's version is just so over the top. Dolly's version is the best - who cares if her version is not as popular. I can't believe people are calling Whitney "great" - if you are going to call one of these artists great it's definitely Dolly.
- Mike, Sydney, Australia, 23.12.2009
IS THIS POLL A JOKE!!!???

WHITNEY VERSION IS THE BEST COVER EVER! NOBODY SHOULD DENIED THAT! THIS IS WHITNEY SONG!!!! SHE MADE IT HER!

NOBODY except american people knows the dolly version
WHO IS DOLLY PARTON BTW????
- mariam, le caire, Egypt, 11.11.2009
HOW COULD IT BE?? DOLLY WINNING WHITNEY?? THIS IS A JOKE!!
THIS SONG, BECAMES FAMOUS JUST BECAUSE WHITNEY MAKE IT TO BE.
TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD DO NOT KNOW DOLLY AND NEVER USED TO LISTENED DOLLY´S VERSION. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT STATISTICS ISN´T TRUE!!! PUT THE REAL RESULTS PLEASE!!!! WHITNEY WINS WITH A GREAT ADVANTAGE!!!!!!!!!
- AMÂNDIO CARMO, LUANDA/ANGOLA, Other - Africa, 06.11.2009
you can't really compare these two artists, one being a country singer, the other being a rnb/soul/pop singer. While froma counrty music point of view dolly ticked ALL the right boxes with this song. SO did whitney with her version. Whitney's version is by far the more popular because of the publicity it recieved with the release of "the bodyguard." but through and through, because the people have something they can see in the song because of "the bodyguard movie". WHITNEY DEFINATELY BRINGS, DELIVERS AND OWNS THE SONG!!!
- Dan #020248, Wollongong, Australia, 03.11.2009
Dolly Pardon heart and soul goes into her song writting, as well as her singing, you can't take that away from her this will always be Dollys song because thats were it came from.
- Anonymous, SJ, United States, 17.09.2009
Whitney voice in this song is much different than Dolly. Different in a way that I like. I didn't like Dolly's voice quality. Dolly seems to be a wonderful person and I wish the best for Whitney.

- DeeDee, Tallahassee, United States, 10.09.2009
Funny how the majority of comments for Whitney Houston are not from the USA. Maybe they don't know that Whitney Houston has been cracked out on drugs for years and ruined her credibility. She's attempting a comeback now, but this "comeback" has been going on for two years and we still have no new material or even a performance from her. Dolly is the ultimate songwriter, she's written over 3,000. Whitney: zero. Dolly's had dozens of albums over nearly 50 years, awards, inductions...Whitney hit it big in the 80's and burned out in the 90's. Whitney has great vocals, but by the end of the song her huge voice strips it of all meaning. Dolly wrote it and sang it the way it was intended: an apologetic, hurt farewell to a loved one. Dolly is classic.
- Miranda, San Francisco, United States, 03.07.2009
How can Dolly be compared with the great WHITNEY, it relly sucks.Don´t you love my Queen?? I dont care. But say Dolly´s better than Whitney, you must be CRAZY!! Whitney show us the Greatest Love Of All everytime she sings I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Any doubt????? And the results couldn´t be 50%-50%, but 100%-0%, or at least 99%-1%. Dont you think???
- Amândio DiCarmo, Luanda, Other - Africa, 13.06.2009
First of all, Whitney is better than Dolly. I really tanks Dolly for writting that song(´cause it´s amazing), but when she wrote it, I think she was expecting someone to sing the music better than her (`cause she didn´t)and that really happened, a girl came and took the song for her own and turned it better, that was Whitney. Go whitney you´re the QUEEN, my QUEEN.
- Mino Carmo, Lisbon, Portugal, 13.06.2009
Dolly sucks at singing it!
- Mads, Sønderborg, Denmark, 24.05.2009
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