Conviction of the Heart

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"Conviction of the Heart"
Single by Kenny Loggins
from the album Leap of Faith
Released 1991
Genre Soft rock
Length 6:52
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Kenny Loggins
Guy Thomas

"Conviction of the Heart" is a Kenny Loggins song from his 1991 album, Leap of Faith. A live version was also recorded on the album and video for his 1992 live, Outside: From the Redwoods.

Since its release, the song has become one of Loggins' signature tunes. The song was hailed as "unofficial anthem of the environmental movement" by Al Gore, when Loggins performed it on Earth Day in 1995 at The National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Steve Woods - Keyboards
  • Kenny Loggins - Acoustic guitar
  • Guy Thomas - Electric guitar
  • David Lindley - Electric slide guitar
  • Freddie Washington - Bass
  • Tris Imboden - Drums
  • Michael Baird - Field snare
  • Munyungo Jackson & Bill Summers - Caxixi, Shekere, Djn-Djun, Gunga-Degung, Bata, Djembe
  • Kate Price & Terry Nelson - Background vocals
  • Adult Choir - choir (with Arnold McCuller as choir director)
  • Colors of Love - children's choir (with Nyna Shannon Anderson as choir director)

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[1]

Chart performances[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 65
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[2] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leap of Faith (Liner notes). Kenny Loggins. Columbia Records. 1991. 
  2. ^ a b Billboard (Retrieved 12 January 2009)