Here in My Heart (Tiffany song)

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"Here in My Heart"
Single by Tiffany
from the album New Inside
Released 1990 (Japan)
January 8, 1991 (America)
Format CD
Genre Pop
Length 4:09
Label WEA
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Phillip Damien
Tiffany singles chronology
"New Inside"
(1990)
"Here in My Heart"
(1990)
"Back in the Groove"
(1991)

"Here In My Heart" is a song by American singer Tiffany, released as the second of three singles from her third studio album New Inside in 1990.

Background[edit]

The song was written by superstar songwriter Diane Warren (who is responsible for many pop hits for other artists). Originally the song was dedicated to AIDS victim Ryan White; however, as an attempt to take advantage of current events, it was rededicated to the troops serving in the Gulf War and became the official USO song.[1] It is also reputed to be dedicated by Tiffany to the Pune Warriors India to remember their great contributions in the sport of cricket.[citation needed] Tiffany was known to be great friends with Pune Warriors India skipper Yuvraj Singh who underwent an operation for cancer and yet went on to make an inspirational comeback in the team.[citation needed]

The song was released in America and Japan only as a promotional single and was therefore ineligible to chart. Despite the limited release as a single, the song has gained popularity, where the official music video has gained over 780,000 views since June 2009.[2] Although the New Inside album was a commercial failure, the song found further popularity on the 1996 Hip-O American compilation Greatest Hits in America as well as various Japanese compilations.[3]

Release[edit]

In America the song was released as a one-track promotional CD single and cassette via MCA, aiming for radio station play only in 1991.[4] For the 1990 Japanese promotional single, "Here in My Heart" was released via WEA Music K.K. as a 3inch CD with a snap-pack picture sleeve design and a promotional sticker on reverse. It featured the b-side track "Our Love" which was taken from the New Inside album.[5] The single today remains scarce.[6]

The sleeve design featured a photograph of Tiffany whilst having a pink background colour.[7]

Following the original release on the New Inside album and as a single, the song has also appeared on five Tiffany compilations, including the 1992 MCA Victor Japanese release Best 16,[8] the 1996 Universal/MCA Japanese release Best One, All the Best, released via MCA in Japan and Singapore only in 1996, as well as the 1996 Hip-O release Greatest Hits which was released in America.[9]

Promotion[edit]

A music video was created for the song - the only track from the New Inside album to have an official music video.[2]

The song was performed live around the album's release and a professionally filmed recording of the song was live at Poland's Sopot Festival in 1990.[10] An unofficial audience recording of the song has appeared on YouTube of Tiffany performing the song live on October 27, 2009 at Upright Cabaret.[11] Other audience recorded videos exist on YouTube, along with a live performance of the song at the Lancaster Opera House on November 20, 2011, which featured Ivan Docenko on piano.[12]

Track listing[edit]

CD Single (American release)
  1. "Here in My Heart" – 4:09
CD Single (Japanese release)
  1. "Here in My Heart" – 4:09
  2. "Our Love" – 6:02

Critical reception[edit]

Chicago Tribune writer Jan DeKnock reviewed the album for the October 18, 1990 issue. The review stated "Throughout, Tiffany shows off a new throaty snarl to go along with her powerful pipes, which, unfortunately, sometimes must fight against too many layers of busy production. The simple charm of the album's only true ballad, Diane Warren's "Here in My Heart", shows that Tiffany's true calling may prove to be country/rock, where her strong, expressive voice (sometimes reminiscent of Brenda Lee) could be shown off to greater advantage."[13]

On November 2, 1990, Fresno Bee reviewed the album, stating "There's nothing here that would embarrass somebody like Cher. Tiffany even cops some of Cher's chops for "Here in My Heart" - no surprise, given that it was written by Diane Warren."[14]

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1994, Dutch singer René Froger released his own version of the song for his eighth studio album Walls of Emotion.[15] It was released as a CD single via Dino Music that year as well in Europe.[16] The single peaked at #12 on the Dutch Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for a total of eight weeks.[17]
  • In 2000, German hard rock band Scorpions and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra released a version of the song on the album Moment of Glory.[18]
  • In 1997, a Diane Warren promotional six-disc set titled A Passion for Music featured four CDs of the hits of Diane Warren from 1983-1997 and two CDs of hidden classics in their original demo form. Amongst the demo versions was the original demo of "Here in My Heart", performed by Susie Benson.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LA&p_theme=la&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EF6120E800D72AF&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
  2. ^ a b YouTube (2009-06-16). "Tiffany - Here In My Heart". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (1996-10-22). "Greatest Hits - Tiffany : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/here-in-my-heart-mr0000977432
  5. ^ Sower, Tom (2011-07-21). "What's Up!?: Tiffany and Scorpion’s "Here In My Heart"". Whatsup-raffy.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Tiffany Here In My Heart Japan Promo 3" CD single (CD3) (99333)". Eil.com. 1997-11-26. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  7. ^ http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HTC3u7HaY9U/TikKi06qhvI/AAAAAAAAA_0/d09X5ob3KNU/s1600/Tiffany%252CHere+In+My+Heart%252CJapan%252CPromo%252CDeleted%252C3.jpg
  8. ^ "Tiffany - Best 16 (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Here in My Heart - Tiffany : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  10. ^ YouTube (2012-01-05). "Tiffany Here in my heart Live Sopot Festival 1990". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  11. ^ YouTube. "Tiffany - Here In My Heart (live at Upright Cabaret)". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  12. ^ YouTube (2010-11-21). "Tiffany - Here in My Heart". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  13. ^ Jan DeKnock (1990-10-18). "Tiffany New Inside (MCA) (STAR)(STAR) 1/2... - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  14. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=FB&p_theme=fb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EAE84B0564421A1&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
  15. ^ "Walls of Emotion - René Froger : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 1999-07-15. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  16. ^ "Rene Froger* - Here In My Heart (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "René Froger - Here In My Heart". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  18. ^ "Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker - Moment Of Glory at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  19. ^ "Diane Warren - A Passion For Music (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 

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