The Top 5 David Foster Songs Of All Time

The Top 5 David Foster Songs Of All Time
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If you've ever fallen in love, chances are you may have had some help — whether you realized it or not — from David Foster.

The songwriter, composer, and record producer has worked with some of the greatest artists of all time. You may even have seen him on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" with former wife Yolanda Hadid, as the guy in the back playing the piano with superstars like Celine Dion or Whitney Houston, coaching American Idol hopefuls, or in romantic posts on wife and singer Katherine McPhee's Instagram.

In addition to Whitney and Celine, Foster collaborated with Madonna, Lionel Richie, and Barbra Streisand on many a love song. He has helped create tunes that we all know and adore such as "Be the Man," "The Colour of My Love," "I Hear Your Voice," and many more.

Foster has worked within various genres and helped produce many types of song but his most famous hits are love songs. These are not just typical love songs, either. These are songs that will make you cry and rethink your priorities in life.

The way he writes and produces touches your soul via his innate ability to take all the feelings you have about romance, both good and bad, and write a story about love through music.

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Grab some headphones or plug in your speaker and get ready to fall in love, thanks to David Foster.

Here are our top 5 picks for the best songs written, composed, arranged and/or produced by David Foster that will inspire you fall in love.

1. "I Will Always Love You" — Whitney Houston

"I Will Always Love You" was originally written and sung by Dolly Parton, but became a worldwide smash hit after Whitney Houston made it famous with her rendition for the 1992 feature film "The Bodyguard."

Houston's co-star Kevin Costner suggested Parton's country hit be repurposed as the film's centerpiece song, which Foster reworked into what has become one of the best-selling singles of all time.

This song about deep and endless love helped cement Whitney Houston as a voice of a generation and won multiple awards, including two Grammys. The way she sings about her love for this man is so vulnerable and so pure. With just a few instruments, she takes us on an emotional journey that inspires us to find love.

2. "Because You Loved Me" — Celine Dion

Recorded for her fourth English album, "Falling into You," this song, written by the legendary Diane Warren and produced by Foster, became a number one hit in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

"Falling Into You" received critical acclaim and awards and song helped create an amazing career for Celine Dion. In many interviews, she attributed much of her success in the United States to David Foster, saying that he helped her understand the U.S. market and learn the way songs are made in English.

This song is all about being grateful for that special someone in your life. Celine thanks her lover through her amazing tone and impeccable range and reminds us of the beauty of love.

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3. "I Have Nothing" — Whitney Houston

This song was written by Foster and Linda Thompson and was also featured in "The Bodyguard." It helped convey Whitney's love for her bodyguard, played by Kevin Costner, in the film and conveyed such raw emotion. "I Have Nothing" also became a number one hit around the world and truly shows Whitney's vocal abilities.

Professing love can be scary. Telling someone how you feel can be daunting. However, it can be less terrifying, thanks to Whitney and David. This song is about confessing love to someone and being open about how you feel.

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4. "The Prayer" — Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli

Originally written and recorded for Disney's "Quest for Camelot," this song was released as a single sung in English by Celine Dion and Italian by Andrea Bocelli. The song's meaning is elevated by two languages combined on one track. Playing off each other's words, it feels as if a conversation is happening between them in different languages.

Written by Foster alongside iconic songwriters Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis, the lyrics talk about being together through difficult times. No matter what happens, they know that they can count on each other and will always love one another.

5. "Tell Him" — Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand

In this duet, written by Linda Thompson and produced by Foster, Celine Dion and the iconic Barbra Streisand come together to sing about the beauty of love.

Celine always looked up to Barbra from a young age and dreamed about singing alongside her. Foster was able to connect these two stars to sing a hit that would resonate with people around the world.

Celine's powerful vocals and Barbra's soft, yet prominent, voice, create a balance as they talk about the thing we all fear — telling someone how we feel. People everywhere can relate to the fear of the unknown, especially when it comes to love. The song takes us on an inspirational journey of hope and courage to be open and vulnerable with others.

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Jonathan Mui is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.