Be Still My Beating Heart

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"Be Still My Beating Heart"
Be Still My Beating Heart.jpg
Single by Sting
from the album ...Nothing Like the Sun
Released1987 (1987)
Length3:59 (single)
5:32 (album)
Sting singles chronology
"We'll Be Together"
"Be Still My Beating Heart"
"Englishman in New York"

"Be Still My Beating Heart" is a song by Sting, from his second studio album ...Nothing Like the Sun; released as the second single from the album. In 1989 the song was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Former Police band mate Andy Summers played guitar on the track. The song appeared in the 2000 film Dolphins; Sting also wrote the score for the film.[1] The track has since appeared on The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 compilation album among others.[2]

Single release[edit]

The song was also released as a single, and reached #15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #37 Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and #2 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, respectively. It was only released as a single in Japan, South Africa, Australia, Canada & United States.[3] There are two single edit-length versions of the track (3:59) and (4:40).[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Candace Reckinger and her husband Michael Patterson.[5] The video later appeared on The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 compilation VHS home video.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 94
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 37
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 2


  1. ^ From Dolphins page on Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Information from Official Site". Archived from the original on 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  3. ^ US Chart information supplied by All Music Guide
  4. ^ Single edit information provided by Sting Out Of Print: The Complete Discography
  5. ^ From Michael Patterson's entry from Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ Information from
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 295. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. the Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.

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