Whitney’s back! And to celebrate, I’m listening to “Million Dollar Bill,” the second single off her new album, I Look to You:

I’ve long been a Whitney fan — her voice and talent have long been unparalleled in my book. But I’ve never been the kind of fan who paid any attention to her private life. I’m not particularly interested in her marriage and divorce, her drug use, or anything else about her life off-stage. I don’t even watch the various interviews she’s done with Dianne Sawyer or Oprah Winfrey. I just want to hear her sing.

So, I’m glad that she’s back to doing what I love best: singing. I haven’t downloaded the new album yet; I wasn’t especially impressed by the first single. But this new song is just plain fun — a great pop song that’s fun to sing along with. This is what Whitney should be doing with her career right now, I think.

I also like this song because her voice on it reminds me of her cousin, Dionne Warwick, one of the great pop singers of the pre-Whitney age.  Here’s Warwick singing one her of classic songs, “I’ll Never Love This Way Again”:

Here are the lyrics to “Million Dollar Bill”:

Oh oh oh yeah
Ooh oh ooh oh oh

They played our song
We hit the floor
He held me strong
And we danced the night away

I can see the way that he is making feel
This way about his love
I’ve been looking for something like this
I’m saying ooh oh “>oh “>oh oh oh ooh oh oh!

If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
If you go left right up down
Make you spinning round and round
Say ooh oh “>oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!

It’s been a long long time
Since I fell, fell
Love has found my way oh oh oh
I’ve been looking (looking)
I’ve been searching (searching)
For the man to touch this place, oh ooh oh yeah

Can’t deny the way that he is making feel
This way about his love
I’v been searching for something like this
I’m saying oooh oh “>oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!

If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Makes you spinning round and round
Say oooh oh “>oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!

If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Makes you spinning round and round
Say oooh oh “>oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!

If you feel good
If you’re feeling good
Put one hand in the air, say yeah
If you feel good
If you’re feeling good
It’s cause love is in the air
Love is in the air

If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Makes you spinning round and round
Say ooh oh “>oh “>oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!

If he makes you feel like a million dollar bill
Say oh oh oh, say oh oh oh!
Makes you go left right up down
Makes you spinning round and round
Say ooh oh “>oh oh oh, say ooh oh oh oh!

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