3. “How Will I Know” – 1985

“How Will I Know” was written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam who are better known as the duo Boy Meets Girl. They had their own major hit with “Waiting For a Star to Fall.” Reportedly, it was originally intended for Janet Jackson. The song helped demonstrate Whitney Houston’s cross format appeal becoming a major R&B, dance, and adult contemporary hit as well as pop. This was Houston’s second #1 pop hit spending two weeks at the top

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