George Merrill (songwriter)

George Merrill (songwriter)

George Merrill is an American songwriter whose work mostly dates from the mid to late 1980s.

He wrote How Will I Know, which was a hit for Whitney Houston in 1986, as well as Houston's 1987 hit I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

Merrill was one half of vocal duo Boy Meets Girl, who are best remembered for the late 1988 hit Waiting For A Star To Fall. He also wrote the song and offered it to Whitney Houston, but she rejected it and Merrill decided to sing it himself.

Merrill was married to Shannon Rubicam (his partner in Boy Meets Girl) from the mid 1980s until they divorced in 2000. They have one daughter, Hilary; she can be seen as the little blond girl in her parents' video of "Waiting For a Star To Fall."


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