Brian’s Playlist | I Will Always Love You

Brian the playlist-making owl is home for 2012 and returning to For Folk's Sake

Dearest readers,

Our song collection this week pays tribute to a star who has recently left us to lord it over others in the underworld. Whitney and I were never that close – I found her constant need for attention rather common – but there is no doubt that she had a voice to rival much more vocal birds than I. Even the more musically talented among us, song thrushes and the like, probably could not out-sing the Houston. And now, alas, we shall never know.

The past fortnight has also included the most wonderful of annual celebrations, St. Valentine’s Day. As I am not the most sentimental of owls, you may be shocked to learn that I enjoy such frivolity, but in reality it  is the one time of year that I can listen to Celine Dion without anybody judging me. So in celebration of Valentine’s Day and of the late, great Whitney Houston, today’s playlist’s theme is ‘I Will Always Love You’.

I do hope you enjoy it.

Yours lovingly,


  1. I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton
  2. Wedding Bell Blues – The Fifth Dimension
  3. Bruises – Chairlift
  4. Made-Up Lovesong #43 – Guillemots
  5. When I Go – Slow Club
  6. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
  7. Je N’aime Que Toi – Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme
  8. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  9. You’re the One that I Want – Angus & Julia Stone
  10. Your Young Voice – King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
  11. I Will Follow You Into the Dark -Death Cab for Cutie
  12. There is a Light Which Never Goes Out  – The Smiths
  13. Everlasting Love – Love Affair
  14. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Listen to Brian’s playlist on Spotify

P.S. Whitney was not the only great singer to leave us this fortnight. See the playlist I made for Dory Previn last week.