Where Does My Heart Beat Now

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"Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
Single by Céline Dion
from the album Unison
Released October 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded 1989-1990 West Side Studios
Genre Pop, Rock, Quiet storm, Adult contemporary
Length 4:33 (Album Version)
4:10 (Radio Edit)
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Robert White Johnson, Taylor Rhodes
Producer(s) Christopher Neil
Céline Dion singles chronology
"Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
"The Last to Know"
Music video
"Where Does My Heart Beat Now" U.S. version on YouTube

"Where Does My Heart Beat Now" is a midtempo soft rock ballad from Céline Dion's English debut album called Unison. It was released as the third single in Canada on October 6, 1990 and first in the United States on November 19, 1990 and in other parts of the world in 1991.[1]

"Where Does My Heart Beat Now" was written by Robert White Johnson and Taylor Rhodes in 1988 and recorded by Céline 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 live, along with her 1988 winning track "Ne partez pas sans moi."

Three versions of the music video exists: black-and-white Canadian version for the Canadian market (1990),[2] 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).

"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 (number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and number 9 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales) and 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. According to Nielsen SoundScan it has sold 240,000 copies in the U.S. However, this number does not include the first 4 months of single sales, as Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data in March 1991.

After being released in the United Kingdom in March 1991, the song peaked at number 81. However, the single was re-released in March 1993, reaching 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]

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.[6][7] She is also performing "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" in her current Las Vegas residency show, called Celine.[8]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Worldwide CD single

  1. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" – 4:33
  2. "I Feel Too Much" – 4:09

European CD maxi single

  1. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" – 4:33
  2. "I'm Loving Every Moment With You" – 4:08
  3. "I Feel Too Much" – 4:09



  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ Where does my heart beat now - Celine Dion
  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. ^ "Colour of My Love Live Concert Video". allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Listen Now! A l'Olympia". allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dion has grown into her diverse new Colosseum showcase". lvrj.com. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Lwin, Nanda (1999). Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Music Data Canada. ISBN 1-896594-13-1. 
  10. ^ Top Singles - Volume 53, No. 3, December 01 1990. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  11. ^ Adult Contemporary - Volume 53, No. 9, February 02 1991. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  12. ^ Billboard Hot 100
  13. ^ Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks
  14. ^ Australian Singles Chart
  15. ^ Belgian Flanders Singles Chart
  16. ^ Dutch Singles Chart
  17. ^ French Singles Chart
  18. ^ Irish Singles Chart
  19. ^ New Zealand Singles Chart
  20. ^ Norwegian Singles Chart
  21. ^ a b UK Singles Chart
  22. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  23. ^ "Charts Search". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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