Where Does My Heart Beat Now

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"Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Unison
Released October 1990 (1990-10)
Format
Recorded 1989; West Side Studios
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:32
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Christopher Neil
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Unison"
(1990)
"Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
(1990)
"The Last to Know"
(1991)
Music video
"Where Does My Heart Beat Now" U.S. version on YouTube

"Where Does My Heart Beat Now" is a song by Canadian singer Celine Dion, taken from her fifteenth studio album, Unison (1990). It was released as the third single in Canada and first in the United States in September 1990, and as the first single in other parts of the world in early 1991.[1] "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" was written by Robert White Johnson and Taylor Rhodes in 1988 and recorded by Dion one year later. It was produced by Christopher Neil. Dion premiered this song at the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she performed it along with her 1988 winning track "Ne partez pas sans moi."

"Where Does My Heart Beat Now" was the most successful single from Unison album and became Dion's first English-language hit. In 2008, it was included on the North American version of My Love: Essential Collection greatest hits. The song reached number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Dion became the first French-Canadian artist to land a top ten hit there.[2] She did even better on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks peaking at number 2. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" reached also top 10 in Norway and Canada, peaking at numbers 4 and 6 respectively. After being released in the United Kingdom in March 1991, the song peaked at number 81. However, in March 1993 the single reached number 72.

In 1992, "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" received an ASCAP Pop Award as one of the most performed songs in the U.S.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine picked it as album standout together with "(If There Was) Any Other Way."[4] Chicago Tribune editor Jan De Knock wrote: Dion shines brightest on torchy love songs, including her current hit "Where Does My Heart Beat Now."[5]

Music video[edit]

Three versions of the music video exists: black-and-white Canadian version for the Canadian market (1990),[6] color performance version for the U.S. promotion (November 1990) directed by David Phillips and black-and-white version mixed with performance version made for the Unison home video (1991).

Live performances[edit]

Dion first performed the song at the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 with "Ne partez pas sans moi." She also sang "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" on various talk shows, like The Jay Leno Show, as well as during the Unison Tour, Celine Dion in Concert, D'eux Tour, the first year of her Falling Into You Around the World Tour, and her Sans attendre Tour. Live performances are currently available in the DVD, The Colour of My Love Concert recorded 1993, and CD À l'Olympia of 1994.[7][8] She is also performing "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" in her current Las Vegas residency show, called Celine.[9]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • 3", 7", cassette, CD single (World)
  1. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" – 4:32
  2. "I Feel Too Much" – 4:09
  • 12", CD maxi single (Europe)
  1. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" – 4:32
  2. "I'm Loving Every Moment With You" – 4:08
  3. "I Feel Too Much" – 4:09

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ Billboard
  3. ^ "Billboard 30 May 1992". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media LLC. 30 May 1992. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
  5. ^ Celine Dion Unison (Epic)
  6. ^ Where does my heart beat now - Celine Dion
  7. ^ "Colour of My Love Live Concert Video". allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Listen Now! A l'Olympia". allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dion has grown into her diverse new Colosseum showcase". lvrj.com. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Issue 923" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Céline Dion - Where Does My Heart Beat Now" (in Dutch). Ultratop & Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. 13 April 1991. p. 65. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1424." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Céline Dion - Where Does My Heart Beat Now (chanson)" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Where Does My Heart Beat Now". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 10, 1991" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Céline Dion - Where Does My Heart Beat Now (Song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Céline Dion - Where Does My Heart Beat Now (Song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Celine Dion: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  20. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Celine Dion. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  21. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Celine Dion. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  22. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 53, No. 6, December 22, 1990". RPM. 22 December 1990. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 55, No. 3, December 21, 1991". RPM. 21 December 1991. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Jaarlijsten 1991" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Topp 20 Single Vinter 1991" (in Norwegian). VG-lista. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  26. ^ a b "The Year in Music: 1991" (PDF). Billboard. 21 December 1991. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 

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