Pick Up the Pieces Anthem: Whitney Houston's It's Not Right But It's Okay (Thunderpass Mix)

The past several days have been tough in the face of political turmoil, and music is an important part of the healing process. Never a disappointment in my time of need, Whitney Houston's discography has surfaced another gem to perk me up: "It's Not Right But It's Okay (Thunderpass Mix)." The third single from her fourth studio album, My Love is Your Love, "It's Not Right" was an important creative achievement for Houston. The song marked her turn to urban music after a decade spent mostly singing adult contemporary ballads, and (popularized in its remix form) it hit number four on the Hot 100 and number one on the Dance chart, as well as won her a Grammy. Whitney is undeniably cool, and her vocal performance has swagger. However, most importantly, Houston sounds strong and able to weather whatever personal storm she faces. She stands up to the man who wronged her; I hope we can do the same.

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