Isn’t it frustrating when you get a song stuck in your head, and you don’t quite know what it is? Well, if that song happens to be the tune that is playing at the beginning of Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), then hopefully your frustration is about to subside.
The song I am referring to is the one which plays out a couple of minutes into the movie, as a ‘tribute’ video appears on screen. The tribute video pays respect to the fallen Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and Vision, following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019).
The song that plays over the video is I Will Always Love You. The song is performed by Whitney Houston, and was a huge hit for the singer in 1992.
But did you know, I Will Always Love You was originally written and performed by Dolly Parton? The song was initially recorded in 1973 by Parton, and then released in 1974.
When Dolly Parton released I Will Always Love You it was a big hit, and reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. She then re-released the song in 1982 – when it featured on the soundtrack to her movie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – and once again it topped the charts.
Ten years later, Whitney Houston released a cover of the song, to coincide with her new movie, The Bodyguard (1992). The song played a significant role in the film, and featured on the soundtrack.
Houston’s take on I Will Always Love you proved to be a monster hit. It topped the charts around the world for multiple weeks, won a legion of new fans, and is still loved to this day – with many considering it to be as good as the Dolly Parton version!
So, in answer to the question: What is the song that plays at the beginning of Spider-Man: Far From Home? The answer is: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.
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