Straight to the Heart (song)

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"Straight to the Heart"
Single by Crystal Gayle
from the album Straight to the Heart
Released November 1986 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1986
Genre Country
Length 3:59
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Terry Britten
Graham Lyle
Producer(s) Jim Ed Norman
Crystal Gayle singles chronology
"Straight to the Heart"
"Another World"
(duet with Gary Morris)

"Straight to the Heart" is a song written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, and recorded by American country music artist Crystal Gayle. It was released in November 1986 as the second single and title track from the album Straight to the Heart. The song became Gayle's 18th and, to date, last No. 1 hit of her career.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986–1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
Preceded by
"How Do I Turn You On"
by Ronnie Milsap
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 21, 1987
Succeeded by
"I Can't Win for Losin' You"
by Earl Thomas Conley


  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.

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