All of My Heart

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"All of My Heart"
All of My Hear cover.jpg
Single by ABC
from the album The Lexicon of Love
B-side "Overture"
Released 27 August 1982
Format
Genre
Length 5:12
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
ABC singles chronology
"The Look of Love
(1982)
"All of My Heart"
(1982)
"That Was Then but This Is Now"
(1983)
The Lexicon of Love track listing
"Date Stamp"
(7)
"All of My Heart"
(8)
"4 Ever 2 Gether"
(9)
Music video
"All of My Heart" on YouTube

"All of My Heart" is a song by the English new wave band ABC, from their debut studio album, The Lexicon of Love (1982). It was released as a single in the UK on 27 August 1982[1] and peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. The B-side, "Overture", was an instrumental, orchestral medley of songs from The Lexicon of Love, arranged by Anne Dudley.

Critical reception[edit]

In a retrospective review of the song, AllMusic critic 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 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]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All of My Heart" – 4:45
  2. "Overture" – 3:56

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 10
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 67
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 20
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 21
UK Singles Chart[10] 5

References[edit]

  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. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – ABC – All of My Heart" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – ABC – All of My Heart". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – All of My Heart". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – ABC - All of My Heart search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – ABC – All of My Heart". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  10. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 11. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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