Heartbeat (Jimmy Somerville song)

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"Heartbeat"
Single by Jimmy Somerville
from the album Dare to Love
B-side "Up And Away"
Remix
Released January 1995 (1995-01)
Format 12", maxi, CD
Recorded 1994
Genre Dance-pop
Length 04:26
Label London Records (#857 943)
Writer(s) Richard Stannard
Matt Rowe
Jimmy Somerville
Producer(s) Stephen Hague
Gianfranco Bortolotti
B-side
Gary Butcher
Gary Wilkinson
singles chronology
"Smalltown Boy '94"
(1994)
""Heartbeat"
(1995)
"Hurt So Good"
(1995)

"Heartbeat" is the title of a 1995 song by Scottish pop singer-songwriter Jimmy Somerville, formerly the lead vocalist of the bands Bronski Beat and Communards.

Released as a single from his second solo album Dare to Love (1995), "Heartbeat" peaked at #24 on the UK singles chart in February of that year.[1] The song also topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play for one week in April 1995, becoming Somerville's first (and, to date, only) solo #1 on that chart.[2]

Backing vocals on the song are performed by Shawn Christopher and Yvonne Gage, both of whom are noted dance music singers in their own rights.

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Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Belgian VRT Top 30 (Flemish)[3] 26
Belgian Ultratop 50 (Flemish)[4] 44
German Media Control Charts[5] 54
UK Singles Chart[1] 24
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play[2] 1
U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales[6] 15

Chart precessions and successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Atomic" by Blondie
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play
number-one single

April 15, 1995
Succeeded by
"The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)" by The Bucketheads

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