Everything Your Heart Desires

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"Everything Your Heart Desires"
Single by Hall & Oates
from the album Ooh Yeah!
Released April 16, 1988
Format 7", 12", CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop, sophisti-pop
Length 4:26
Label Arista
Writer(s) Daryl Hall
Producer(s) Daryl Hall, John Oates, T-Bone Wolk
Hall & Oates singles chronology
"A Night at the Apollo"
(1985)
"Everything Your Heart Desires"
(1988)
"Missed Opportunity"
(1988)

"Everything Your Heart Desires" is a 1988 song by pop music duo Hall & Oates. Released as the lead single from the Ooh Yeah! album, the song peaked at number three in the United States. It was their sixteenth and last Top 10 song to date.

Release and reception[edit]

"Everything Your Heart Desires" entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in April 1988, reached number three in June, and spent 16 weeks on the chart.[1] The song became their biggest hit to date on the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at number two, a personal best for the duo that would stand until 2002, when "Do It for Love" reached number one.[2] The single reached the top 30 in New Zealand and number 50 in the Netherlands, but it was less commercially successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 81.[3]

Rolling Stone music critic Rob Hoerburger notes the song and album demonstrate that Hall & Oates have grown up, adding that the song is "more of a plea than an indictment – no "Maneater" misogyny here."[4]

Track listing[edit]

7" Single (U.S., UK, Germany)
  1. "Everything Your Heart Desires" (Hall) – 4:26
  2. "Realove" (Hall, Oates) – 5:14
12" Single (U.S.)
  1. "Everything Your Heart Desires" (54th Street Extended Remix) – 9:12
  2. "Everything Your Heart Desires" (If You Want The World Extended Remix) – 7:53
  3. "Everything Your Heart Desires" (7th Avenue Remix) – 4:26
  4. "Everything Your Heart Desires" (No Words Can Help Dub Mix) – 5:57
  5. "Realove" (Hall, Oates) – 4:39
12" Single (UK)
  1. "Everything Your Heart Desires" (7th Avenue Remix) – 4:26
  2. "Everything Your Heart Desires" (No Words Can Help Dub Mix) – 5:57
  3. "Realove" (Hall, Oates) – 4:39

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles[1] 3
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[1] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[5] 13
Canadian Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart[3] 81
Dutch Top 40[6] 50
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[7] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "'Everything Your Heart Desires' - Hall & Oates". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Hall & Oates: 30th Anniversary". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 115 (7): 42. 2003-02-15. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Hall & Oates - 'Everything Your Heart Desires'". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  4. ^ Hoerburger, Rob (1988-06-30). "Ooh Yeah! - Hall & Oates - Review". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media). Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Review - Hall & Oates - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  6. ^ Dutch Dutch Top 40 - 'Everything Your Heart Desires'. hitparade.ch. Retrieved on 2009-10-05.
  7. ^ New Zealand Charts - 'Everything Your Heart Desires'. hitparade.ch. Retrieved on 2009-10-05.

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