Parton's version of "I Will Always Love You" attained commercial success, twice reaching number one on the chart. First, in June 1974 and again in 1982 when her re-recording of the song also reached number one October of that year. With that accomplishment, Parton became the first artist ever to earn a number one record twice with the same song.
recorded a cover version of the song for the 1992 film . Her single spent 14 weeks at number one on the chart. It has since become one of the , and the best-selling single by a woman in music history. Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" re-charted in 2012 after her death, making it only the second single ever to reach the top three on the Hot 100 in separate chart runs. The song has also been covered by many other significant artists including and .
"I Will Always Love You" is a song written in 1973 and originally recorded by American singer-songwriter . Her version of the track was released as a single in 1974. It was written for her one-time partner and mentor , as a farewell since they were professionally parting career paths as Parton had chosen to pursue a solo career.
Sometimes I think I’m a fool… But I can’t help myself, I am addicted to loving you… You have my love, you have my heart and you have my soul…Forever, until the end of time I will always adore you. ~Karen Kostyla
Everyday, I feel you going further and further away from me and my Life going further and further into the dark... BUT I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
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