You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart

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"You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album Savage
Released May 1988
Format 7", 12", cassette single
Recorded April 1987
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:52
Label RCA
Producer(s) David A. Stewart
Eurythmics singles chronology
"I Need a Man"
(1987)
"You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart"
(1988)
"Revival"
(1989)
Music video
"You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" on YouTube

"You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" is a song recorded by British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, and appears on the duo's album Savage. It was released as the fourth single from the album in the UK, and the second in the United States.

Song information[edit]

The track is driven by a drum machine and is a mostly synth-based ballad. Lyrically, Lennox sings of mustering the power to leave a destructive relationship with a lover who does not return the affection she deserves ("...a woman's just too tired to think / about the dirty old dishes in the kitchen sink").

The song's music video continued the concept directed by Sophie Muller (seen earlier in the videos for the singles "Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)" and "I Need a Man", and throughout most of the Savage video album).[1]

"You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" was the only single from Savage to reach the Top 20 in the UK, peaking at number 16 (the duo's 12th overall).

Track listings[edit]

7":RCA (UK, GER, SPA, AUS, JP)[edit]

  1. "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart" (LP Version) – 3:52
  2. "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart" (Acoustic Version) – 3:20
  • acoustic version was recorded at Corbin Hall, 1988

7":RCA (CAN)[edit]

  1. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" (LP Version) – 3:52
  2. "Wide Eyed Girl" (LP Version) – 3:34

7":RCA (US)[edit]

  1. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" (LP Version) – 3:52
  2. "Wide Eyed Girl" (LP Version) – 3:34
  • The US PROMO 7" Single has the A-side as "Chill Mix" 4:00

12":RCA (UK, GER)[edit]

  1. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" (Dance Mix) – 7:52
  2. "Do You Want To Break Up?" (Dance Mix) – 6:12
  3. "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart" (Acoustic Version) – 3:20

12":RCA (US)[edit]

  1. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" (LP Version) – 3:52
  2. "Here Comes The Rain Again" (Live Version) – 7:36
  3. "Wide Eyed Girl" (LP Version) – 3:34
  • "Here Comes The Rain Again" live in Sydney, February 1987

CD Single:RCA (UK)[edit]

  1. "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart" (LP Version) – 3:52
  2. "Do You Want to Break Up?" (LP Version) – 3:40
  3. "Here Comes The Rain Again" (Live Version)* – 7:39
  4. "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart" (Acoustic Version) – 3:27
  • live version recorded in Sydney, February 1987

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 55
Irish Singles Chart[3] 15
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 31
UK Singles Chart[5] 16
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 64

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Producer - David A. Stewart
  • Written-By - Lennox*, Stewart*

Notes[edit]

  • Mastered at Sterling.
  • Tracks A & B2:

From the "Savage" album, 6794-1-R. Published by BMG Music Ltd. / Arista Music Inc., ASCAP. (P) 1987 RCA (UK) Limited

  • Track B1:

From the "Touch" album, AFL1-4917. Published by Blue Network

Resources[edit]

  1. ^ EurythmicsVEVO. "Eurythmics - You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart video". YouTube/EurythmicsVEVO. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  3. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Eurythmics - You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart". Chart Stats. 1988-08-13. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Eurythmics Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved June 9, 2011.