The Top 5 Love Written & Composed By David Foster That Will Help You Find Love This Valentine's Day
Foster wrote & produced some of the most iconic love songs for the greatest artists in history.
Valentine's Day is the most romantic time of year. Everyone is spending the day with their partners and those who are single often feel like they are missing out. But fret not, because it's also a day for falling in love — with a little help from David Foster.
You may have seen him on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with Yolanda Hadid or as the guy in the back playing the piano with superstars like Celine Dion or Whitney Houston. He is a songwriter, composer, and record producer who has worked with some of the greatest artists of all time.
In addition to Whitney and Celine, he's collaborated with Madonna, Lionel Richie, and Barbra Streisand on many a love song. He has helped create tunes that we all know and adore such as Be the Man, The Colour of My Love, I Hear Your Voice, and many more.
Foster has worked within various genres and helped produce many types of song but his most famous hits are love songs. These are not just typical love songs, either. These are songs that will make you cry and rethink your priorities in life.
The way he writes and produces touches your soul. He has an innate ability to take all the feelings you have about romance, both good and bad, and write a story about love through music.
Finding love can be disheartening and disappointing during Valentine's Day. Friends and family put so much pressure on the idea of love that they unintentionally make us feel discouraged when it comes to finding love.
But t doesn't have to be this way. Grab some headphones or plug in your speaker and get ready to fall in love, thanks to David Foster. Here are his top 5 love songs that will inspire you fall in love— just in time for Valentine's Day.
1. "I Will Always Love You" — Whitney Houston
"I Will Always Love You" was originally written and sung by Dolly Parton, but Whitney Houston reinterpreted this song for the feature film The Bodyguard that she starred in and produced. David Foster teamed up with the women to create a song that became iconic and romantic all at the same time. This song helped cement Whitney Houston as a voice of a generation and won multiple awards, including two Grammys.
The song is about genuine love and speaks straight to the hear. The way she sings about her love for this man is so vulnerable and so pure. With just a few instruments, she takes us on an emotional journey that inspires us to find love.
2. "Because You Loved Me" — Celine Dion
Recorded for her fourth English album, Falling into You, this song became a #1 hit. "Falling Into You" received critical acclaims and awards and song helped create an amazing career for Celine Dion. In many interviews, she contributed much of her success in the United States to David Foster. She says that he helped her understand the U.S. market and learn the way songs are made in English.
This song is all about being grateful for that special someone in your life. Celine thanks her lover through her amazing tone and impeccable range and reminds us of the beauty of love.
3. "I Have Nothing" — Whitney Houston
This song was written and produced by Foster and featured in the movie The Bodyguard . It helped convey Whitney's love for her bodyguard, played by Kevin Costner, in the film and conveyed such raw emotion. "I Have Nothing" also became a #1 hit around the world and truly shows Whitney's vocal abilities.
Professing love can be scary. Telling someone how you feel can be daunting. However, it can be less terrifying, thanks to Whitney and David. This song is about confessing love to someone and being open about how you feel.
4. "The Prayer" — Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
Originally for Quest for Camelot,this song was sung in English by Celine and Italian by Andrea. They came together in 2000 to create a love song that will be played on for generations to come during the holiday season. The meaning of the song is elevated by the two languages being used on one track. Playing off each other's words, it feels as if a conversation is happening between them in different languages.
The song talks about being together through difficult times. No matter what happens, they know that they can count on each other and will always love one another.
5. "Tell Him" — Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand
In this duet, Celine Dion and the iconic Barbra Streisand come together to sing about the beauty of love. Celine always looked up to Barbra from a young age and dreamed about singing alongside her. Foster was able to connect these two stars to sing a hit that would resonate with people around the world.
Celine's powerful vocals and Barbra's soft, yet prominent, voice, create a balance as they talk about the thing we all fear — telling someone how we feel. People everywhere can relate to the fear of the unknown, especially when it comes to love. The song takes us on an inspirational journey of hope and courage to be open and vulnerable with others.
Jonathan Mui is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.