“I Learned From The Best” by Whitney Houston

In this song, Whitney sings about getting revenge on an ex who broke her heart in the past. As she carries out her agenda, she reveals that she learnt to hurt other people from this same ex.

The first part of the song shows that this ex after hurting the writer, was now trying to come back into her life. Feeling stronger, the narrator decides to give her ex a taste of his own medicine by refusing to take him back. According to her, she no longer cares about him and it is too late to work things out.

She recalls how she felt sad following their painful breakup and how this ex treated her badly during that time. In response to an apology from her ex, she gives him a very hard time just to get him feeling the same pain and brokenness she felt during their breakup. Since she now has the upper hand, she decides to enjoy her revenge while reminding this person of the pain he caused her.


This Whitney Houston classic boldly captures the retaliation of a heartbroken person on the person who hurt her in the past.

“I Learned From The Best” Facts

“I Learned From The Best” was produced by David Foster and written by Diane Warren.

It was released on November 29, 1999 as the seventh track off Whitney’s “My Love Is Your Love” album.

Like most of Houston’s songs, “I Learned from the Best” performed pretty well on a number of charts.

A remixe version of the track which featured Junior Vasquez and Hex Hector peaked at number one on the US Dance Club Songs chart. In addition, it achieved top-20 status on the UK Singles Chart.

The music video of the song was one of the first to be featured on the maiden season of the show dubbed “Making the Video” on the MTV network.

Some connoisseurs have made some positive remarks about this track with others suggesting that it is one of the best ballads from Whitney’s impressive catalogue.

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