At 12 songs, with contributions from, among others, Aaron Neville, Kenny G, and Joe Cocker, The Bodyguard is the most commercially successful movie soundtrack ever recorded. But make no mistake, it's a success because Whitney Houston and no one else. Side A of the record is a six-song suite of Houston, and without any exaggeration, it is some of the most stirring, most emotional music ever recorded: ”I Have Nothing,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Run to You,” and, of course, “I Will Always Love You.” (For my money, the bridge of “Run to You” is secretly the hardest part of the soundtrack, but everyone will bring their own personal baggage to the songs that will determine what wrings them out most comprehensively.) Houston had a perfect voice, technically stunning but never so textbook as to be chilly or distant. That she can forever be heard singing “don’t make me close one more door/I don’t want to hurt anymore” is sometimes too much to process, now that she’s gone. —Ross Scarano