This song takes care of two gay icons at once. Miss Whitney. A-may-zing voice, at least up until the mid-90s. The song was written and first covered by Dolly Parton, an incredible talent, but Whitney made it into a world wide #1 hit.. Not such a fan of Dolly’s music but I love her as a person and personality. I even went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee where she was from. But that’s another story.