whitney houston – like i never left


i was just complaining to myself how there’s nothing fun going on right now (i don’t care to write about shia labeouf‘s late night accident and DUI arrest) but lo & behold a new whitney houston track has leaked onto the net called like i never left (thanks to marc malkin and E! online for the heads up) ms. houston (single & sober) has been super busy (hopefully) working on her much anticipated (at least for me…) new album due out this december (she’s pictured below at a party back in february with the man behind her comeback – mr. clive davis) the new track features rapper akon – i wouldn’t say it’s the best ever but it’s decent enough (it’s a far cry from her not too long ago cracked out days when she was singing anything…) have a listen for yourself below! popbytes over & out for tonight…xxoo





whitney houston on comeback road
whitney houston on comeback road
whitney houston on comeback road
whitney houston on comeback road
whitney houston on comeback road


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  • E.J.

    I thought it was a good come back song for her.even though she didnt hit any higher notes that she is known for. but because its whitney i will definitley buy a copy when it comes out. i just hope she stays on the right path.

  • Damita Jo

    The song is pleasant (shame about Akon), but its WHITNEY HOUSTON y’all. She has my support 100% 4eva n always. Hope there are some real killer choons on the new album.

  • A

    Whitney did NOT need to collabo with anyone, especially not Akon, she has a dang voice and can sing!! Whit you got enough dedicated fans to not have to stoop to this.

  • Ladydi

    If this is a sample of what the CD will sound like, I will be buying it. Whitney is BACK!!!!

  • MB

    Horrible. Whitney can do MUCH better and get a better song!

  • t

    Is that Dione Warrick? or a Sheep…

  • BIANCA

    I REALL Y ENJOYED IT…IT IS SOOO NICE TO HEAR MY GIRL BACK AGAIN…..WHITNEY I WAS PRAYING FOR YOU GIRL..MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU….

  • M J B

    I Think it’s a great come back and, I will buy it.
    she sound gooood!

  • Darron

    I really like it. The DIVA is on her way back!

  • http://www.industryfinest.com Hip Hop

    Great song

  • http://popbytes Tammy

    I really like it. I’m so grateful God has lifted Whitney out of her valley and pray she gives Him all the praise!! As for Akron, stop hating on him. God is in control and if he’s on the album, it’s God blessing him or allowing it to happen for a reason. Stop hating on one another, Akron COULD be one of your loved ones trying to make a living. At least he’s not out holding a gun to someone’s head!!!! Stop hating!

  • Tony

    Whitney sounds great. I think this song was “leaked” as a message for the fans.. it might not even be on the new album but y’all are right it is just a midtempo number something that is more Akon than Whitney but she is bad and all the young girls better watch out… a real singer is back.

  • Cendi

    I like it. It is soooooo Whitney! Can’t wait to hear more.

  • LIZ

    I LIKE IT VERY VERY MUCH. I’M SO VERY HAPPY FOR WHITNEY. GOD IS SO SO GOOD. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WHITNEY.

  • La-La

    I LOVE IT!!! IT’S SOOO CATCHY!!!

  • John

    I love Whitney Houston forever, and I hope she makes a HUGE comeback. But, honestly, I didn’t care much for this song. Its not bad, but its not good either. Everything she’s done in the past sounds much better than this. And teaming up with Akon was a lousy idea. A mega diva like Whitney doesn’t need to be teamed up with anybody, especially not a half-baked act like Akon. If the producers are going to team her up, then they should do it with a better male R&B singer, like Usher or Chris Brown.

  • RaRa

    Great! I love Whitney, I welcome her back. I’ve been waiting for a sister to get it together. No one has a voice like her. And its great to hear that sound again. I like Akon too, so to hear them together, I think is a great collaboration.

  • Mcnasste

    This is just the beginning. I’m sure Ms. Whitney will dazzle us all wit her true come back…A nice solo ballot written only for her voice to sing, hit every high note we all love so much. Good Luck!

  • Essence186

    The song need work. Go back to the studio and clean it up abit. Oh, yeah, dismiss Akon. I guess he’s a good writer to some but everyone that writes can’t necessarily sing.

  • Todd

    First and foremost…the VOICE is coming back to us…She has been blessed from the heavens above and will be returning to what she does best….making beautiful music. I am praying that she keeps strong…and her listeners will follow her again…..This song is good…I agree that she could have handled it all on her own…..She really has been the one true miracle voice that is making her way back “home” to all her fans. We LOVE you Whitney, regardless of the words written about you….STAY TRUE TO YOU AND THE HEAVENS ABOVE….You will enjoy success again! Love your # 1 fan in the Midwest. I hope she connects with AT&T again and does a “True Voice” commercial…..

  • SHELLI BELLI

    I LOVE IT!!! BUT I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HER HIT SOME HIGH NOTES! SHE IS A WONDERFUL SINGER AND AN INSPIRATION TO EVERYONE. WELCOME BACK DARLING!!! I AM ANTICIPATING HER ALBUM!

  • Moni

    I LIKE IT! LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING THE ALBUM!

  • NOEL

    SONG IS TIRED

  • Mis

    Wonderful song. We have all prayed that she would be clean and sober and bring her voice back on the airwaves. This will be a VH1 special for the greatest come back of all times. I guess her fathers
    final wish came true. I hope that she will continue to have the courage
    to stay clean and return to her charity work and lastly continue to share
    her beautiful voice with everyone!

  • J.D

    Why are you people hating so hard on Akon he’s a talented brother and why put so much pressure on whitney (” hit some high notes sing solo you can do better than that”) come on people Whitney has been out of the game for a minute and needs to take her time and get back at her on pace so having the support of another artist was good i think it is a good song and a great performance WELCOME BACK WHITNEY GOOD JOB AKON

  • dipper

    The song is wack and please do not make her out to be a nice person. Don’t forget how she treated her fans on Being Bobby Brown and just how nasty and disgusting she was. She can’t sing no more maybe she can find God for real. Lawd knows he’s probably through with her cradle robbing dumb azz. Thank God she only had one kid. Like I never left ….Baby you are gone, its a wrap, Get gone.

  • George B

    The “old” Whitney isn’t coming back — which is OK. All things pass — the old recordings are there and she was terrific in her prime. But “you can’t go home again” as they say.
    I say, let’s embrace the “new” Whitney. She’s got a lot she can teach us now — I hope to hear her new wisdom in that always fabulous voice. We’re pulling for you, W!

  • http://yahoo Bwalker

    Whiyney can’t wait till your CD drops much luv to you and Akon there will always be Haters out there even though you give them nothing to hate about but both of you keep making beautiful music and you can silence a hater.l

  • http://www.avrupaestetik.com burun estetiği

    I am agree with George B. I have missed old “Whitney”