02/26/2012 12:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ben Rector's 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' Cover, Recorded Before Whitney Houston's Death (VIDEO)

Jennifer Hudson, Adam's grandmother -- they've all honored the late Whitney Houston with performances that've gone viral. The latest entrant is either more or less of an opportunist, depending on how you look at it. Meet Ben Rector, writer of songs that appear on TV shows you've probably watched (don't lie, "One Tree Hill" fans). Rector recorded his cover of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" nearly a month before Houston died, according to his description on Youtube. No doubt realizing its timely potential, he uploaded it last week. Guileless or full of guile? You decide.