Straight to the Heart (Crystal Gayle album)

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Straight to the Heart
Studio album by Crystal Gayle
Released 1986
Genre Country
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jim Ed Norman
Crystal Gayle chronology
Nobody Wants to Be Alone
Straight to the Heart
A Crystal Christmas

Straight to the Heart is an album by the American country music singer Crystal Gayle. Released in 1986, it peaked at #12 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

Two singles from the album, "Cry" and "Straight to the Heart", both reached #1 on the Country Singles Chart in 1986 (the latter of which was Gayle's final #1 hit to date). Further hits were "Nobody Should Have To Love This Way" at #26, and "Only Love Can Save Me Now" at #11.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Straight to the Heart" (Graham Lyle, Terry Britten)
  2. "Cry" (Churchill Kohlman)
  3. "Take This Heart" (Peter Leinheiser)
  4. "A Little Bit Closer" (Thom Schuyler, Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy)
  5. "Do I Have to Say Goodbye?" (Peter McCann, Jim McBride)
  6. "Deep Down" (Gary Nicholson, Kevin Welch)
  7. "Crazy in the Heart" (Bob Garfrerick, Billy Henderson)
  8. "Only Love Can Save Me Now" (Bucky Jones, Chris Waters, Tom Shapiro)
  9. "Nobody Should Have to Love This Way" (Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black, Rory Bourke)
  10. "Lonely Girl" (Josh Leo)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12