Whitney Houston scores UK number one single with 'Higher Love' remix

19 August 2019, 17:27

Whitney Houston scores UK number one single with 'Higher Love' remix
Whitney Houston scores UK number one single with 'Higher Love' remix. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

Whitney Houston has scored a huge posthumous comeback with a new remix of her version of 'Higher Love'.

The late singer is currently placed at number five in the Official Chart Company chart, equalling her last top 10 hit in 2009.

However, Whitney is now number one in the Big Top 40 chart, Smooth Radio's sister station chart show.

Whitney has posthumously ended Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's seven-week reign at number one in that chart with 'Señorita'.

Until this week, 'Higher Love' had only peaked at number two due to being held back by Shawn and Camila's strong hold at number one.

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Released earlier this summer, 'Higher Love' is a reworking of Whitney's 1989/1990 cover of the Steve Winwood classic.

While Whitney has charted many times before, 'Higher Love' is now Kygo’s highest-charting single in the UK.

Kygo and Whitney's 'Higher Love' has knocked 'Señorita' off the top spot
Kygo and Whitney's 'Higher Love' has knocked 'Señorita' off the top spot. Picture: PA

The song also reached number one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.

Whitney passed away in 2012 aged 48, so it it a surprise to some fans to see her back at the top.

The week's highest new entry also came from Taylor Swift with 'Lover', the title track of her upcoming album.

However, even this failed to move Whitney and Kygo, going straight into the UK's biggest chart show at number 12.

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