Change of Heart (Cyndi Lauper song)

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"Change of Heart"
Cyndi Lauper CoH.jpg
Single by Cyndi Lauper
from the album True Colors
Released November 1986
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1986
Genre Dance-pop
Length 4:22
Label Epic
Writer(s) Essra Mohawk, Cyndi Lauper
Producer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"True Colors"
(1986)
"Change of Heart"
(1986)
"What's Going On"
(1987)

"Change of Heart" is the second single released by American singer Cyndi Lauper from her second album, True Colors in 1986. The single went gold in the US and peaked at No. 3 in the Billboard Hot 100. The song has become a fan favorite and Lauper still often performs it. Lauper re-recorded it acoustically, and her official site later made it available free as a digital download.[citation needed]

Popular remixes by Shep Pettibone were also released. A music video was filmed in Trafalgar Square in London. It features Lauper and her band performing the song in front of a large group of people.

The Bangles sang background vocals on the original recording.

A live version of the song was released on Lauper's live album/DVD, To Memphis, with Love.

Critical response[edit]

Jimmy Guterman of Rolling Stone magazine said of the song in his album review for True Colors, "..Lauper's trademark hiccuped syllables rest on a cushion of harmonies supplied by the Bangles and transform what is little more than a sophisticated rhythm track with nominal lyrics into a heartfelt declaration of fidelity."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Change of Heart" was released on November 1986 and became an international success. It reached No. 1 in Australia and Sweden, and No. 2 in Germany.The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 67 and reached a peak position of No. 3 on the issue dated February 14, 1987, for a total of 17 weeks spent in the chart.[2] It had the same success in another charts, reached at No. 4 in Hot Dance/Club Play Songs on the issue dated February 14, 1987.[3] The song placed at No. 61 on the year-end chart of 1987.[4] In Canada, the song debuted at No. 88 on the RPM issue dated December 13, 1986.[5] After 10 weeks, it reached a peak position of No. 7 on the chart,[6] following two weeks,[7] and spent a total of 17 weeks in the chart.[8] In the United Kingdom, "Change of Heart" debuted at No. 96 on the UK Singles Chart, soon climbing to No. 22.[9] Across Europe, "Change of Heart" peaked at No. 8 in France.[10] Elsewhere, the song peaked at No. 4 in New Zealand.[10]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album liner notes.[16]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[18] 2x Platinum 2,900,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/true-colors-19860925#ixzz2y2ZnuHNJ
  2. ^ a b "Hot 100: Week Ending February 14, 1987". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Hot Dance/Club: Week Ending February 14, 1987". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Billboard Hot 100 1987". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 99 (52). 1987-12-26. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 45, No. 12, December 13, 1986". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  6. ^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 45, No. 21, February 28, 1987". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 45, No. 22, March 07 1987". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 46, No. 2, April 18, 1987". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  9. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Cyndi Lauper - Change of Heart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Cyndi Lauper - Change of Heart (song)". Ultratop 50. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  11. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Cyndi Lauper - "Change of heart"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  12. ^ Change of Heart (US 12-inch Single liner notes). Cyndi Lauper. Portrait Records. 1986. 4R9 05974. 
  13. ^ Change of Heart (US 7-inch Single liner notes). Cyndi Lauper. Portrait Records. 1984. 37-06431. 
  14. ^ Change of Heart (US 12-inch Single liner notes). Cyndi Lauper. Portrait Records. 1986. CYNDI T1. 
  15. ^ Change of Heart (US 7-inch Single liner notes). Cyndi Lauper. Portrait Records. 1984. CYNDI 1. 
  16. ^ True Colors (LP, Vinyl, CD). Cyndi Lauper. Portrait Records. 1986. R 40313. 
  17. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 173. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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