Hand on Heart

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"Hand on Heart"
Single by Olly Murs
from the album Right Place Right Time and Right Place Right Time: Special Edition
Released 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Power pop
Length 3:18
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) TMS
Olly Murs singles chronology
  • "Hand on Heart"
  • (2013)

"Hand on Heart" is the fifth single by English singer-songwriter Olly Murs for his third studio album Right Place Right Time (2012), although released to promote the 2013 rerelease. It was co-written by Murs, Ben Kohn, Pete Kelleher, Tom Barnes, Wayne Hector and Iain James while the production was handled by TMS. Another version of the song was released in Spain with the Spanish pop singer Edurne collaboration.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was released on 4 November 2013.[1] Inspired by the video to Robbie Williams' hit single "Angels", it was shot in black-and-white and directed by Vaughan Arnell, who shot the original video to "Angels".[2]

Williams, who made a cameo appearance in the video, commented, "Imitation is the highest form of flattery. I am easily flattered, and I love Olly. We always have a good time together and this was no exception."[3]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Right Place Right Time, Epic Records, Syco Records.[4]

Recording
  • Produced at The Music Shed, London, England
  • Mixed at The Pierce Rooms, London, England
Personnel
  • Songwriting - Olly Murs, Ben Kohn, Pete Kelleher, Tom Barnes, Wayne Hector, Iain James
  • Production – TMS
  • Backing vocals - Wayne Hector, Iain James
  • Guitar - Ben Kohn
  • Drums - Tom Barns
  • Keyboards - Pete Kelleher
  • Mixing - Steve Fitzmaurice, Darren Heelis (assistant)

Live performances[edit]

Murs performed the song on the seventh live show of the tenth series of The X Factor, the seventeenth season of Dancing with the Stars, The Jonathan Ross Show, John Bishop's Christmas Show and the duet version featuring Spanish singer Edurne on "Los Premios 40 Principales 2013 in Madrid.

Chart performance[edit]

On the week commencing 18 November 2013, "Hand on Heart" debuted and peaked at number 73 in Australia, becoming Murs' fourth song to enter the ARIA Singles Chart in 2013.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 73
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 50
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 20)[7] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 25

Duet version featuring Edurne

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[9] 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olly Murs - Hand on Heart". YouTube. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Knight, David (8 November 2013). "Olly Murs 'Hand On My Heart' by Vaughan Arnell". Promonews.tv. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Olly Murs Unveils 'Hand On Heart' Video". MTV. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Right Place Right Time (Media notes). Olly Murs. Epic Records, Syco Records. 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Chartifacts - Week Commencing ~ 18 November 2013 ~ Issue #1238". Australian Record Industry Association. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 48, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 20. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-12-07" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Olly Murs – Hand on Heart" Canciones Top 50.