Affair of the Heart

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"Affair of the Heart"
Single by Rick Springfield
from the album Living in Oz
ReleasedApril 1983
GenreHard rock
3:36 (7")
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(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]


Year-end chart (1983) Rank
US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)[3] 57


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). 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.
  3. ^ "Talent Almanac 1984: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 95 no. 52. December 24, 1983. p. TA-18.

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