All of My Heart

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"All of My Heart"
Single by ABC
from the album The Lexicon of Love
B-side "Overture"
Released 27 August 1982
Format 7", 12"
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 5:00
Label Neutron Records
Writer(s) Martin Fry, Mark Lickley, Stephen Singleton, Mark White
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
ABC singles chronology
"The Look of Love (Part One)
"All of My Heart"
"That Was Then but This Is Now"

"All of My Heart" is a 1982 song by the British group ABC, from their debut album The Lexicon of Love. It was released as a single in the UK on 27 August 1982[1] and peaked at number five in the UK Singles Chart. It was written by lead singer Martin Fry and released by Neutron Records. The B-side, "Overture", was an instrumental, orchestral medley of songs from The Lexicon of Love, arranged by Anne Dudley.

In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist Mike DeGagne wrote: "The lushness of the instruments and the small amounts of musical detail drape the body of the track, adding a slight classical feel to the song's flow."[2]

In 2005, Jess Harvell of Pitchfork Media listed "All of My Heart" as his favorite UK song of the post-punk "New pop" era, describing it as "ABC's slickest and most gorgeous single, and yet also possibly their most bitter." Harvell wrote: "Martin Fry alternates between open hearted and suspicious, warm and resentful with the turn of a phrase. The outro–a swirl of soundtrack strings, plucked bass, and cascading piano–is the most purely beautiful music of the era."[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1982-1983) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 21
UK Singles Chart 5


  1. ^ "none". Melody Maker. London, England: IPC Media. 28 August 1982. p. 27. 
  2. ^ Mike DeGagne. "All of My Heart - ABC : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Now That's What I Call New Pop!". Pitchfork. 12 September 2005. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 10. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 

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