02/12/2012 01:48 pm ET

'How Will I Know': Listen To The Isolated Vocals From 1985 Whitney Houston Hit Single (SONG)

Mariah Carey called Whitney Houston "one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth." Simon Cowell remembered her as "one of the greatest singers of all time." Tony Bennett said "she was the greatest singer I've ever heard."

Over her decades-long career, Houston won six Grammy Awards, sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos and had seven consecutive number one hit singles.

"How Will I Know," one of her first chart-topping singles, was released in 1985 and spent 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking for two weeks at number one.

Listening to the isolated vocals on the song, without any of the synthesizers or effects, reminds us yet again of Whitney Houston's incredible talent, and gives us, at its purest form, the voice that touched so many.

(Via Spinner.)

Listen to the song above.