Tell It to My Heart (album)

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Tell It to My Heart
Studio album by Taylor Dayne
Released January 19, 1988
Recorded 1987 at Cove City Sound Studios, Glen Cove, New York, Platinum Island Studios, NYC, Power Station, NYC, Quad Recording Studios, NYC, Sigma Sound Studios, NYC
Genre Pop, dance, freestyle, adult contemporary
Length 38:48
Label Arista
Producer Ric Wake
Taylor Dayne chronology
Tell It to My Heart
Can't Fight Fate
Singles from Tell It to My Heart
  1. "Tell It to My Heart"
    Released: November 6, 1987
  2. "Prove Your Love"
    Released: 1988
  3. "I'll Always Love You"
    Released: 1988
  4. "Don't Rush Me"
    Released: September 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Tell It to My Heart is the first album by singer-songwriter Taylor Dayne. It yielded four US top ten singles: "Tell It to My Heart" (#7), "Prove Your Love" (#7), "I'll Always Love You" (#3) and "Don't Rush Me" (#2), and two UK top ten singles: "Tell It to My Heart" (#3) and "Prove Your Love" (#8). The album achieved double-platinum status in the US.

Two covers were issued for the album. The original was very colorful, with Dayne resembling her appearance in the "Tell It to My Heart" music video, with big hair and a tight black dress. The subsequent cover (which first appeared on the cover art for the single "Don't Rush Me") was more subdued, and presented Dayne in much more modest hair and make-up, seated against a wall in a brown leather jacket and white tank top. It is likely that Arista reworked the album cover art to help cash in on Dayne's new-found success on the less-youth-oriented Adult Contemporary chart after the release of "I'll Always Love You."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tell It to My Heart" (Seth Swirsky, Ernie Gold) – 3:41
  2. "In the Darkness" (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly) – 3:17
  3. "Don't Rush Me" (Alexandra Forbes, Jeff Franzel) – 3:50
  4. "I'll Always Love You" (Jimmy George) – 4:33
  5. "Prove Your Love" (Swirsky, Arnie Roman) – 3:28
  6. "Do You Want It Right Now" (China Burton, Nick Straker) – 4:04
  7. "Carry Your Heart" (Shelly Peiken) – 4:22
  8. "Want Ads" (Gregg Perry, General Norman Johnson, Barney Perkins) – 3:00
  9. "Where Does That Boy Hang Out" (David Lasley) – 4:23
  10. "Upon the Journey's End" (Duet with Billy T. Scott) (J. Sciarrone) – 4:05




  • Ric Wakearranger, recording engineer (track 1)
  • Rich Tancredi – arranger
  • Bob Cadway – recording engineer, mixing engineer (tracks 1, 3–4, 7–10)
  • Clay Hutchinson – additional vocal engineering
  • Michael Hutchinson – mixing engineer (track 5)
  • Jason Corsaro – mixing engineer (tracks 2, 6)
  • Thomas Uberman Yezzi – assistant engineer
  • John Herman – assistant engineer
  • Mario Vasquez – assistant engineer
  • Dave O'Donnell – assistant engineer
  • Don Rodenback – assistant engineer
  • Gilles Larrainphotography (original 1987 cover)
  • Jennifer Baumann – photography (revamped 1988 cover)
  • Susan Tobman – styling
  • Timmothy Montgomery – hair/make-up
  • Margery Greenspan – art direction


  • "Tell It to My Heart" (November 1987)
  • "Prove Your Love" (February 1988)
  • "I'll Always Love You" (June 1988)
  • "Don't Rush Me" (September 1988)