Something in Common - Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston
I was contemplating whether I should have went for something more conventional for the Throwback entry. Especially something that wasn't a video because you all know how I feel about doing those. I've been trying to shy away from them since the VeeJays on The Book have been going crazy lately. But I couldn't get this song out my head for some reason. Therefore, I figured it was just a good a throwback as any. Mainly because it was always underrated anyway.
See, I was like many others who was wondering what in the world happened to get those two together. Whitney just seemed way too wholesome to be with a cat like Bobby Brown. Keep in mind that we didn't know then what we know now. We all just thought they were too night and day to make a good couple. I'll be doggone if they didn't last for quite a while though. In the meantime, they made this song to remind folks of why they got together in the first place.
I never understood why this cut didn't get more airplay. Whitney was still making hits at the time and Bobby was having moderate success so it's not like either one of them were musically irrelevant. "Something in Common" even had nice production, good lyrics and a catchy hook. Not to mention that they actually sounded good together on it. The studio really should have given this one more push. Who knows...maybe if they would have then the two of them could have avoided that descent that came shortly after. Okay...that probably would have still happened anyway, but this is still a great song...