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By: Renee Grant

Last week, David Byrne hosted a variety show in NYC, to celebrate a new edition of his How Music Works book. The show, which took place at the Town Hall,  featured musicians and performers that inspire the Talking Heads frontman.

During the show, Byrne led a karaoke sing-along of Whitney Houston‘s smash hit I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Byrne has covered the song on many occasions, and it’s pretty clear it’s one of his favorite tunes.

The performance was absolutely filled with joy and you can see it and sing along yourself below! Did they nail it?

This is the best live performance I have ever experienced so far! At the age of 14, Whitney Houston first performed at Town Hall, so David Byrne explained according to the long and winding history of this national landmark. And, David sang Whitney's, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” along with local talents as well as future stars whom he showcased, at the end. I truly believe this is "How Music Works" for me, too😍 Thank you, David and everyone❤️ The real meaning of what music does to people, compelled me🌈 これが今迄に体感したライブの中で最高だった!ホイットニー ヒューストンは14歳の時、このタウンホールで初めて歌を披露したと、この国定建造物の長く曲がりくねった歴史に基づき、デイビッド バーンは説明した。そして、彼はホイットニーの『I Wanna Dance With Somebod』を、彼が紹介した地元のタレントでもあり未来のスター達と最後、一緒に歌った。私もこれが『音楽の効き方』だと真に信じている😍デイビッドとみんな、どうもありがとう❤️音楽が人々に作用する本当の意味によって、私は強く動かされた🌈 #davidbyrne #howmusicworks #bestliveperformance @batalanewyork @battlefestleague @yungog_kingstickz @northcoastnyc @floydlittlesdoubledutch #ladydragonsstepstep #paullazar #peaceindustrymusicgroup #iwannadancewithsomebody #whitneyhouston #herfirstperformance #townhall #nyc #art #lives #music #heals #love #saves #life #dances #musicbringsustogether

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