Listen to Your Heart (Sonia song)

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"Listen to Your Heart"
Single by Sonia
from the album Everybody Knows
B-side "Better Than Ever"
Released November 1989
Format CD single
7" single
12" single
3-inch CD single
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop
Length 3:27
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Producer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Sonia singles chronology
"Can't Forget You"
"Listen To Your Heart"
"Counting Every Minute"

"Listen to Your Heart" is a pop-dance song written by Stock Aitken Waterman for Sonia's debut studio album Everybody Knows (1990).[1] The single was released in November 1989 as the album's third single. This single reached No. 10 in UK and No. 22 in Ireland. This single's B-side "Better Than Ever" didn't appear on Sonia's debut album.

Chart performance[edit]

"Listen to Your Heart" was a hit for Sonia. The song was released in November 1989. It entered the charts in early December 1989 at number forty-two. After a slow start, the song peaked at number ten five weeks later.[2] "Listen to Your Heart" became Sonia's second top ten hit after her debut single "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You", which reached the top of the UK chart. "Listen to Your Heart" charted in the United Kingdom for ten weeks.

In Ireland, the song debuted and peaked on 4 January 1990 at number twenty-two. It charted for only one week.[3]

In France, "Listen to Your Heart" entered the charts on 3 March 1990 at number forty-six and reached peak position of number thirty-nine three weeks later. The song charted for six weeks there.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" / Cassette Single

  1. "Listen To Your Heart" – 3:27
  2. "Better Than Ever" – 3:29

12" / CD Single

  1. "Listen To Your Heart" (Extended Mix) – 5:57
  2. "Better Than Ever" – 3:29
  3. "Listen To Your Heart" (Instrumental) – 3:27


Chart (1989) Peak
UK Singles Chart 10
Irish Singles Chart 22
French Singles Chart[5] 39
Chart (1990) Peak
Australian ARIA chart

Credits and personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "Listen to Your Heart":

  • Sonia – lead vocals
  • Mae McKenna, Miriam Stockley – backing vocals
  • Mike Stock – keyboards, baking vocals
  • Matt Aitken – guitars, keyboards
  • A Linn – drums
  • Dave Ford – mixing

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • In the Philippines, the song was used in the show I'ts a Date, a dating game hosted by Plinky Recto and Tom Lupton.


  1. ^
  2. ^ Chartstats [1] (Retrieved 2 October 2009)
  3. ^ Irish Singles Chart [2] (Retrieved 2 October 2009)
  4. ^ lescharts [3] (Retrieved 2 October 2009)
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry (submitted to, received 2014-06-17". Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  7. ^ "Teledramaturgia". Retrieved 20 October 2010. 

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