Nearly 30 years after Whitney Houston released "How Will I Know," British singer-songwriter Sam Smith covered the 1985 classic and gave it a soulful, stripped-down makeover for SiriusXM on Friday, June 20.
Accompanied by a pianist and a guitarist, the 22-year-old singer breathed new life into the iconic jam.
Smith's cover was recently featured during an episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy. In fact, it's one of the singer's favorite songs. He included "How Will I Know" on his list of 10 great R&B songs for Rolling Stone.
"A Whitney Houston song that makes me happy—it's a feel-good song," the "La La La" singer recently told the music magazine. "I love the juxtaposition of a melancholy lyric with an upbeat sound. People forget that's how she rose to fame. The more mature Whitney, like 'I Will Always Love You,' came later."