Tommy: What do you think? Do you think love lasts forever?
Hedwig: No, but this song does.
Many readers of The Lost Boys will be familiar with that very funny line from one of my favourite films—Hedwig and the Angry Inch (which, as many of you will know, was written, directed and stars the inimitable John Cameron Mitchell).
Tommy and Hedwig are referring to I Will Always Love You, of course—the song famously written and recorded twice by Dolly Parton (it was a number one hit for her in both 1974 and 1982) and made even more famous by Whitney Houston.
I know most of you have heard it enough for one lifetime, but after watching this 2002 performance of Dolly singing I Will Always Love You on a popular Swedish television show earlier today, I feel compelled to share it. I hope at least a few of you can still enjoy it!
Also, here’s a clip of Dolly and David Foster presenting Whitney with her Grammy for her recording of I Will Always Love You in 1994: