Blame It on Your Heart

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"Blame It On Your Heart"
Cassette Single Cover
Single by Patty Loveless
from the album Only What I Feel
A-side Blame It on Your Heart
B-side What's A Broken Heart
Released April 3, 1993
Format 7in vinyl single, Cassette Single
Recorded 1993
Genre Country
Length 3:34
Label Epic
Writer(s) Harlan Howard & Kostas
Producer(s) Emory Gordy, Jr.
Patty Loveless singles chronology
"Send a Message to My Heart"
(1992)
"Blame It on Your Heart"
(1993)
"Nothin' but the Wheel"
(1993)

"Blame It On Your Heart" is a song written by Harlan Howard and Kostas, and recorded by American country music artist Patty Loveless. It was released in April 1993 as the first single from her album Only What I Feel. A cover version by Deborah Allen was featured prominently in the 1993 film The Thing Called Love.

David Keith played the ex-boyfriend in the video.

Content[edit]

The song and its video describes an ex boyfriend who has "a lying, cheating, two-timing, double-dealing, mean-mistreating-of-love" heart that he should blame for whatever backstabbing he gets from any other woman he does to what he did to its narrator.

Chart performance[edit]

The song charted for 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, reaching No. 1 during the week of June 19, 1993.[1]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 2
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 18
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 12

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Blame It on Your Heart" was directed by Sherman Halsey[citation needed].

Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 207. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 10, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Patty Loveless Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Patty Loveless.
  4. ^ "Patty Loveless Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Patty Loveless.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Should've Been a Cowboy"
by Toby Keith
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

June 19-June 26, 1993
Succeeded by
"That Summer"
by Garth Brooks