Allies (song)

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"Allies"
Single by Heart
from the album Passionworks
B-side "Together Now"
Released 1983
Format 7" single
Recorded 1983
Genre Rock
Length 4:41
Label Epic
Writer(s) Jonathan Cain
Producer(s) Keith Olsen
Heart singles chronology
"How Can I Refuse?"
(1982)
"Allies"
(1983)
"What About Love"
(1985)

"Allies" is a song recorded by the rock band Heart.[1] It was released in 1983 as the second and final single from the band's seventh studio album Passionworks. The song was written by Jonathan Cain, best known as a member of the rock band Journey.

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Nancy Wilson from Heart singing in Sydney, Australia 2011

"Allies" was the final single released by Heart on the Epic Records label. The band's relationship with the label was sour at the time, and the Wilson sisters claim that Epic did not properly promote their final two albums on the label. Allies is a power ballad which begins with a subdued piano line before building into a metal style ballad complete with power guitar chords and booming drums. The song peaked at number eighty-three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and stands as Heart's lowest-charting U.S. single. The band rebounded two years later, finding their biggest success yet as they joined Capitol Records.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathan Brackett and Christian Hoard, The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely Revised and Updated 4th Edition (Simon and Schuster, 2004), 373.
  2. ^ "Heart Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2012.