Two Hearts Beat as One

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For the 1932 film, see Two Hearts Beat as One (film).
"Two Hearts Beat as One"
7" vinyl
Single by U2
from the album War
Released March 11, 1983
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1982, Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
Genre Rock, post-punk
Length 3:52
Label Island
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
U2 singles chronology
"New Year's Day"
(1983)
"Two Hearts Beat as One"
(1983)
"Sunday Bloody Sunday"
(1983)

"Two Hearts Beat as One" is a song by rock band U2. It is the seventh track on their 1983 album, War, and was released as the album's second single in the US, UK and Australia.

History[edit]

"Two Hearts Beat as One" features a propulsive bassline by Adam Clayton and achieved moderate success as a single in the UK and with album-oriented rock airplay in the US.

The music video was directed by Meiert Avis and was filmed on Montmartre in Paris in March 1983 and portrays the band performing the song, intercut with scenes of an acrobat and other scenes featuring Peter Rowan. Unlike the other videos from the album, it has never been included on any of the band's video compilations.

It was released as the album's second single in the US, UK and Australia, as opposed to "Sunday Bloody Sunday", which was released only in the mainland of Europe. Both singles were released in Japan.

Live[edit]

The song was first played in concert on 26 February 1983, at the first show of the War Tour and was played at almost all concerts on that tour. On the second leg of the War Tour, "Two Hearts Beat as One" began to follow "Surrender" and the two songs segued together. This transition survived to the Unforgettable Fire Tour. However, on the third leg of the Unforgettable Fire Tour, "Two Hearts Beat as One" was separated from "Surrender" and it was played less frequently. Its last tour appearance on 29 April 1985, in Atlanta. It has made only one subsequent appearance: it was performed in the encore at a Lovetown Tour concert on 27 December 1989, in the Point Depot, Dublin.[1]

A live performance of the song at Red Rocks Amphitheatre appears on the DVD release of the concert film Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky.

Track listings[edit]

7" release
No. Title Length
1. "Two Hearts Beat as One" (7" edit) 3:52
2. "Endless Deep"   2:58
12" release
No. Title Length
1. "Two Hearts Beat as One" (Club version) 5:40
2. "New Year's Day" (U.S. remix) 4:30
3. "Two Hearts Beat as One" (U.S. remix) 4:23
7" UK and Ireland release
No. Title Length
1. "Two Hearts Beat as One" (7" edit) 3:52
2. "Endless Deep"   2:58
3. "New Year's Day" (U.S. remix) 4:30
4. "Two Hearts Beat as One" (U.S. Remix) 5:40
7" French release
No. Title Length
1. "Two Hearts Beat as One" (Album version) 4:02
2. "Two Hearts Beat as One" (Import mix) 3:42

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 53
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 16
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 18
US Billboard Top Tracks[6] 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mühlbradt, Matthias; Axver, André. "U2 Dublin, 1989-12-27, Point Depot, Lovetown Tour - U2 on tour". U2gigs.com. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – CHART POSITIONS PRE 1989, part 2". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charts.org.nz – U2 – Two Hearts Beat As One". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 1983-04-09" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  6. ^ "War – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

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