Million Dollar Bill
After exhaling a mushroom cloud and calming her weave, Whitney staggered to the studio and recorded her new single. Every gay loves Whitney, it’s in our blood, but few out there aren’t at least a little disappointed that their favorite power diva is back and delivering her ballads like a spoken word performance and center stage sweating like a pregnant woman in July. It’s not easy to see someone fall like that. She’s getting it back slowly, a performance of “I Look To You” in Germany was starting to sound a bit more like the old Whitney, hopefully we’ll see her reclaim the throne. If nothing else, in studio, even in her depreciated state, she sounds better than 95% of the current roster of artists out there. “Million Dollar Bill” has all the charm of a radio dance hit, and all the class of a trademark ballad, so if this gets radio play, she’s got it made. And with its disco core, this one was ready for a power remix right out the gates. The first round of remixes came from the Freemasons, and a collective squeal from the gay boys could be heard across the globe. A second round is trickling out currently and includes multiple treatments by Frankie Knuckles, a dark after hours mix by Peter Rauhofer, and a peak circuit mix by Tony Moran’s DJ partner Warren Rigg.