memories of the ’80s – Alone by Heart

Heart_AloneIn the late 1980s, Seattle-based band Heart released a power ballad that captured the top of the charts: Alone.

Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kay, the song was initially released on their 1983 album, Taking a Cool Look.

In 1984, the song was recorded by John Stamos and Valerie Stevenson by their characters Gino and Lisa on CBS TV’s Dreams.

Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart chose the song for their ninth studio album Animals. Their version was the first single from the album, and released in May 1987.

The song became the band’s biggest heat, climbing to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and making this the band’s biggest hit to date on the global stage, making top five in Canada, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.

Heart’s hard rock version, starting with piano and then an amplified hard rock and synth chorus, made this song a favourite of radio as well as on TV with its memorable music video.

 

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About Waheeda Harris

A pop culture junkie with a penchant for exploring our planet.
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