Affair of the Heart

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"Affair of the Heart"
Single by Rick Springfield
from the album Living in Oz
Released October 10, 1983
Format 7" single
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:33
3:36 (7")
Label RCA - RCA 13497
Writer(s) Rick Springfield, Danny Tate, Blaise Tosti
Producer(s) Bill Drescher
Rick Springfield singles chronology
"I Get Excited"
"Affair of the Heart"
"Human Touch"

"Affair of the Heart" is a hit song performed by rock musician Rick Springfield. It was released as the lead single from his Platinum-certified Living in Oz album.

The song peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #10 on the Cash Box Top 100 during the summer of 1983.[1] It was the fourth of Springfield's five Top 10 hits to date.[1]

"Affair of the Heart" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1984, but lost to "Beat It" by Michael Jackson.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

  • ABC Television used an instrumental bit from this song as the background music for its 1984 logo.


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th Edition). Billboard Books. p. 593. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
  2. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Rock Vocal Performance – Male". Rock on the Net. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 

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