Song of the Day #1,325: ‘I Will Always Love You’ – Dolly Parton

At the risk of turning this into a Whitney Houston theme week, I thought I’d give some props to the woman who wrote and originally performed the song we’ve all heard ad nauseum since Houston died.

Dolly Parton must be making a fortune these days from the royalties she earns on ‘I Will Always Love You.’ Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. The day Kevin Costner suggested Whitney Houston cover this track for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, he lined Ms. Parton’s pockets for years to come.

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Song of the Day #709: ‘I Will Always Love You’ – Lauren Graham

Here’s another of those musical moments in a TV show or movie that uses song and performance for a big emotional impact. I’d love to dedicate an entire blog to scenes like this one but they’re very hard to come by on the Web because of those pesky copyright laws.

Along with my wife, I was a pretty loyal watcher of Gilmore Girls for most of its run. But when creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the show toward the end of its run, I tuned out. The show was so much a product of her sensibility (she and/or her husband wrote almost every single episode, which is extremely rare in network TV) that it just felt like another show about the same characters. It didn’t help that our cable provider stopped carrying The CW.

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