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Whitney Houston's hit voted best love song in US poll

Published on Feb 8, 2013 6:03 AM
In this Sunday, April 25, 2010, file photo, US singer Whitney Houston performs in London as part of her European tour. Houston, 48, died Feb 11, 2012. -- PHOTO : AP

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - With Valentine's Day just a week away, singer Whitney Houston's classic ballad I Will Always Love You has been voted the most popular love song in a US poll.

The signature song of the Grammy-award winning singer, who died suddenly a year ago, scored 38 per cent of the vote among all adults in the Harris Interactive survey, and was the top pick among all divorced, separated or widowed Americans.

Houston's hit from her 1992 movie, The Bodyguard was a cover of a 1974 song written and recorded by country singer Dolly Parton.

The Righteous Brothers' Unchained Melody, Percy Sledge's When A Man Loves A Woman, Joe Cocker's You Are So Beautiful, and the Bees Gees' How Deep is Your Love rounded out the top five songs.

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