Cross My Heart (Eighth Wonder song)

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"Cross My Heart"
Cross my heart.jpg
Single by Eighth Wonder
from the album Fearless
B-side "Let Me In"
Released June 1988
Format 7" single, 12" maxi, CD maxi
Recorded The Workhouse Studios, London
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:26
Label CBS
Songwriter(s) Michael Jay
Producer(s) Pete Hammond
Eighth Wonder singles chronology
"I'm Not Scared"
(1988)
"Cross My Heart"
(1988)
"Baby Baby"
(1988)

"Cross My Heart" is a 1988 song recorded by British pop band Eighth Wonder. It was the second single from the album Fearless and group's sixth single, and was released in 1988. It which proved to be almost as successful chart wise as "I'm Not Scared", reaching the top ten in Italy, Norway and Switzerland, and the top twenty in France, Germany and United Kingdom. It was a minor success in the US, peaking at number 56, but remains the band's only American top 75 hit single. The video was directed by Dieter 'Dee' Trattmann.

In 1988, the song was covered by Martika on her eponymous debut album, on which it features as the second track.[1] Also in 1988, Tracie Spencer covered the song for her self entitled debut album. Also in 1988, Hong Kong pop singer Sandy Lam recorded a Cantonese cover version of the song, titled "Once We've Touched (一接觸)" for her sixth album City Rhythm.

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Cross My Heart":[2]

  • 7" single
  1. "Cross My Heart" — 3:26
  2. "Let Me In" — 4:35
  • 12" maxi 1
  1. "Cross My Heart" (dance mix) — 7:06
  2. "Cross My Heart" — 3:26
  3. "Let Me In" — 4:35
  • 12" maxi 2
  1. "Cross My Heart" (club mix) — 6:50
  2. "Cross My Heart" (house mix) — 7:29
  3. "Cross My Heart" (dub mix) — 6:00
  • CD maxi
  1. "Cross My Heart" (dance mix) — 7:08
  2. "Cross My Heart" — 3:27
  3. "Let Me In" — 4:37
  4. "Cross My Heart" (instrumental) — 4:31

Credits[edit]

  • Design – Stylorouge
  • Photography – Eamon J. McCabe
  • Edited by Chep Nunez
  • Engineer assistant – Jeff Abikzer
  • Engineer (remix) – Hugo Dwyer
  • Keyboards – Mac Quayle
  • Producer – Pete Hammond
  • Remix – "Little" Louie Vega

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988-1989) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[3] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 17
Irish IRMA Singles Chart[5] 16
Italian Singles Chart[6] 10
Japan Singles Chart[citation needed] 42
Norway (VG-lista)[7] 6
Spain (AFYVE)[8] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 56
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[11] 10
Chart (1989) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[11] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "88 - Martika" (in French). Classic Rock Highway. 10 May 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eighth Wonder — "Cross My Heart", formats and track listings". discogs. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eighth Wonder – Cross My Heart" (in French). Les classement single.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Eighth Wonder – Cross My Heart". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  5. ^ "Irish Single Chart, database". irishcharts. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Eighth Wonder – Cross My Heart". VG-lista.
  8. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eighth Wonder – Cross My Heart". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 1988-07-16" UK Singles Chart.
  11. ^ a b c Cross My Heart at AllMusic