Shape of My Heart
|"Shape of My Heart"|
|Single by Backstreet Boys|
|from the album Black & Blue|
|Released||October 3, 2000|
Cheiron Studios and Polar Studios
|Writer(s)||Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lisa Miskovsky|
|Producer(s)||Max Martin, Rami|
|Backstreet Boys singles chronology|
"Shape of My Heart" is a song by American boy band Backstreet Boys. The song was released on October 3, 2000 as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Black & Blue (2000). It was written and produced by Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, and co-written by Lisa Miskovsky. The song debuted at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while reaching number-one on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart.
On MTV's Total Request Live the music video broke the Backstreet Boys' own record for longest running number-one song, which was previously held by "Larger Than Life" (1999). The video spent 61 days at the top position. The song also earned a Grammy Award nomination during the 44th Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. This was featured on the 2001 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 6.
On the 2000s "Around the World in 100 Hours" Black & Blue promo trip, Backstreet Boys sang an a cappella version of the song every continent they landed on. In 2008, one of the song's writers, Lisa Miskovsky, released her own version of the song, "Another Shape of My Heart" on her 2008 album Last Year's Songs: Greatest Hits.
The music video for "Shape of My Heart" was directed by Matthew Rolston from October 1 to October 2, 2000 at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The entire video is shot in monochrome with a blue tint, creating a black and blue look (hence the album's name).
The video shows the Backstreet Boys rehearsing lines onstage in an empty theater. Another set of scenes shows a man and a woman rehearsing on the stage while another man and woman watch from a desk in front of the audience in which the band sits. The characters from these scenes also feature in the scenes with the band rehearsing.
- Shape of My Heart - 3:50
- All I Have to Give (Acapella) - 3:48
- The One (Jack D. Elliot Radio Mix) - 3:36
Incorrect times are printed on the sleeve.
Credits and personnel
- Recorded and mixed at Cheiron Studios, Stockholm, Sweden. Vocals recorded at Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Max Martin – songwriter, producer, recording, mixing, guitar
- Rami Yacoub – songwriter, producer, recording, mixing
- Lisa Miskovsky – songwriter
- Stefan Boman – vocal recording engineer
- Esbjörn Öhrwall – guitar
- Peter Svensson – guitar
- Tomas Lindberg – bass
- John Amatiello – Pro Tools and XBS Optical Vocal Enhancer engineer
- Tom Coyne – mastering
"Beautiful Day" by U2
|Italian Singles Chart
16 November 2000 (1 week)
"Again" by Lenny Kravitz
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo
|Eurochart Hot 100 number one single
25 November 2000 (1 week)
"One More Time" by Daft Punk
"Dom tio budorden" by "Feven"
|Swedish Singles Chart
2 November 2000 (1 week)
"My Love" by Westlife
"Lydia" by Fur Patrol
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart number-one single
14 January 2001 (1 week)
"Cruisin'" by Gwyneth Paltrow feat Huey Lewis
|Norwegian Singles Chart
Week 44 2000 (3 weeks)
"Same Old Brand New You"
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)"
|Swiss Singles Chart
26 November (2 weeks)
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)"
Radio and release history
|United States||Radio airplay||October 3, 2000|
|CD single||October 31, 2000|
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Title: SHAPE OF MY HEART Artist: BACKSTREET BOYS Label: JIVE Date of entry: 09.11.2000 Highest Placement: 6 Weeks in the Charts: 9
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