Music of My Heart

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"Music of My Heart"
Single by Gloria Estefan and 'N Sync
from the album The Music of the Heart Original Motion Soundtrack
Released September 28, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Teen pop
Length 4:31
Label Miramax
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) David Foster
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Santo Santo"
(1999)
"Music of My Heart"
(1999)
"No Me Dejes de Querer"
(2000)
'N Sync chronology
"Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"
(1999)
"Music of My Heart"
(1999)
"Bye Bye Bye"
(2000)

"Music of My Heart" is a song by Cuban American recording artist Gloria Estefan and American boy band 'N Sync. The teen pop song was written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, for the Wes Craven-directed movie Music of the Heart (1999). It was released as the first single from the soundtrack on September 28, 1999, through Miramax.

"Music of My Heart" received four important nominations: the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and two for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The last nomination was for the Billboard Music Awards for Top Song from a Movie, and was the only award which Estefan won of all the nominations received for the song. Also, Gloria Estefan achieved a Blockbuster Award for Best Pop Song in a Movie. The song ended at the Billboard Year-End Charts at #97 after peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier in the year 1999. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA in the United States for sales over of the 500,000 copies.

Background and composition[edit]

"Music of My Heart" was written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, for the Wes Craven-directed movie Music of the Heart (1999). Gloria Estefan and band 'N Sync recorded their vocals for the song in 1999.[1] It was released as the first single from the movie soundtrack on September 28, 1999.[2] "Music of My Heart" is a teen pop song that lasts for four minutes and thirty-one seconds.[3] The song is composed in the key of B major and is set in time signature of common time, with a moderately slow tempo of 68 beats per minute. The vocal range of Estefan and the members of 'N Sync spans over an octave, from F4 to B5.[3]

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Nigel Dick, features *NSYNC and Gloria Estefan singing in Miami Senior High School in Miami with interspersed shots of student musicians. The lyrics praise music teachers as the six perform in the gymnasium. The video debuted on TRL Thursday, August 12, 1999 at number 1. The video is available on Estefan's YouTube channel.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK (1999)
CD1 (50997 668527 2)
  1. "Music of My Heart" (album version) – 4:31
  2. "Music of My Heart" (Lawrence Dermer Remix) – 4:21
  3. "Music of My Heart" (Hex Hector 12" Club Mix) – 9:20
CD2 (50997 668527 5)
  1. "Music of My Heart" (album version) – 4:31
  2. "Music of My Heart" (Hex Hector 7" Radio Edit) – 4:18
  3. "Music of My Heart" (Pablo Flores Club Mix) – 10:06
  • Europe & America (1999)
CD1
  1. "Music of My Heart" (album version) – 4:31
  2. "Music of My Heart" (Hex Hector 7" Remix) – 4:18
CD2
  1. "Music of My Heart" (album version) – 4:31
  2. "Music of My Heart" (Pablo Flores Club Mix) – 10:06
  3. "Music of My Heart" (Pablo Flores Radio Edit) – 4:42

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
United States Gold 500,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'N Sync Expands Horizons With Alabama, Gloria Estefan". MTV. MTV Networks. 1999-05-11. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Music of My Heart - 'N Sync - Single". MTV. MTV Networks. 1999-09-28. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Gloria Estefan and 'N Sync Music Of My Heart – Digital Sheet Music". Music Notes. Universal Music Publishing Group. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  4. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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