The end of the 1980s on the Billboard Hot 100 came with a song that was oh so typical 1980s: With Every Beat of My Heart by Taylor Dayne.
Written by Arthur Baker, Lotti Golden and Tommy Faragher, the song was the lead single from Dayne’s second album Can’t Fight Fate.
The album was recorded in three studios – two in New York City and one in Los Angeles was produced by Ric Wake for Arista Records, with Clive Davis as executive producer. Nineteen musicians played on the album,
Released in October 1989, Dayne’s music video for the song was in the style of the period – showing fast cuts of the dancing Dayne as well as random individuals dancing as well, the colours big and bold with the lighting overexposed like the style of the 1980s.
The single was released as a cassette single, 7″ single, 12″ single and CD single.
Hitting number one in late December 1989, With Every Beat of My Heart became Dayne’s fifth consecutive top 10 single in America and stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for several weeks.
The song also hit the top of the charts in Canada, Switzerland and Japan, and charted in the UK and Australia.
A dance/pop single, Dayne’s career continued on into the early 1990s, but its this ’80s sound that she is remembered best.