Open Your Heart (Europe song)

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"Open Your Heart"
Single by Europe
from the album Wings of Tomorrow
B-side "Wings of Tomorrow"
Released October 1984
Format 7" single
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:10
Label Epic
Writer(s) Joey Tempest
Producer(s) Leif Mases
Europe singles chronology
"Stormwind"
(1984)
"Open Your Heart"
(1984)
"Rock the Night"
(1985)
"Open Your Heart"
Single by Europe
from the album Out of This World
B-side "Just the Beginning"
Released October 1988
Format CD single
7" single
12" single
Cassette single
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 4:05 (Album Version)
3:54 (Edited Version)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Joey Tempest
Producer(s) Ron Nevison
Europe singles chronology
"Superstitious"
(1988)
"Open Your Heart"
(1988)
"Let the Good Times Rock"
(1989)

"Open Your Heart" is a power ballad released by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was released twice; in 1984 as a single from the album Wings of Tomorrow, and in 1988 as a single from the album Out of This World. The music video for the 1988 release was directed by Jean Pellerin and Doug Freel[1] and shot in London, England.

The lyrics are nearly identical in both these versions, except for one verse:

1984: "Oh girl, before I fall... Maybe the sun will continue to shine, maybe the rain will continue to fall, maybe you want to leave me behind, maybe you'll change and give me a call."

1988: "Before we lose it all... Maybe the time has its own way of healing, maybe it dries the tears in your eyes, but never change the way that I'm feeling, only you can answer my cries."

Personnel[edit]

1984 version[edit]

1988 version[edit]

Charts[edit]

Belgium 1988 #31 [1]

NL 1988 #42[2]

France 1988 #67[3]

UK 1988 #86 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Europe - Open Your Heart - Télécharger clip" (in French). VirginMega.fr. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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