Dolly Parton is one of the few country stars I love, and “I Will Always Love You” is a fantastic little song of hers. She’s just such a sweet star, and her performances (and studio versions, of which 2 topped the charts a decade apart!) hit just like the perfect country ballad should. Then there’s the diva Whitney Houston. She takes the song and rases it to almost unimaginably epic heights. Singing like it’s her very life on the line! I’ll side with public opinion on this one. Houston takes an easy win!