Every Beat of My Heart (Rod Stewart album)

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Rod Stewart
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Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 23 June 1986
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 42:41
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bob Ezrin
(except "Love Touch" - Michael Chapman)
Rod Stewart chronology
Rod Stewart
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (average)[2]

Rod Stewart is the self-titled album by Rod Stewart, which was known as Every Beat of My Heart because of the popular single on the album. It is his fourteenth studio album, released in June 1986 (see 1986 in music). The album cover features the artist’s name quite prominently; thus the album is simply known in the United States as Rod Stewart. It was released on Warner Bros. Records (WX 53 / 925 446-1). The tracks were recorded at One on One Studios, Can Am Recorders, The Village Recorder, The Record Plant, and Artisan Sound Recorders. It produced four singles: "Love Touch", "Another Heartache", "In My Life", and "Every Beat of My Heart", the so-called "title track".

The Album[edit]

Included on this album is the song "Love Touch", which gained popularity as the theme to the Robert Redford film Legal Eagles. "Love Touch" was written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman, and Gene Black. The album also includes a cover of Lennon–McCartney’s "In My Life", one of several times Rod covered them. It was released as a single which failed to chart. According to the liner notes, this album is dedicated to Rod’s parents Bob and Elsie Stewart. Also there are a few special thank yous:

Barry Tyerman, Esq. My Own “legal eagle”.
Frank Stiefel, for his consistently perfect eye.
Carol Bodman, for her endless cups of sympathetic tea.
And The Right Honorable Ewan Dawson.


Every Beat of My Heart peaked at #5 in the UK and at #28 in the US. It received gold certification from the BPI, but failed to be certified by the RIAA.

Year Song Rank
1986 "Love Touch" 27(UK), 6(US), 14(GER)
1986 "Another Heartache" 54(UK), 52(US)
1986 "Every Beat of My Heart" 2(UK), 53(US), 14(GER)
1986 "In My Life" DID NOT CHART

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here To Eternity" (Rod Stewart, Kevin Savigar) – 6:01
  2. "Another Heartache" (Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Stewart, Randy Wayne) – 4:29
  3. "A Night Like This" (Stewart) – 4:20
  4. "Who’s Gonna Take Me Home" (Stewart, Savigar, Jay Davis) – 4:40
  5. "Red Hot In Black" (Stewart, Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar) – 3:17
  6. "Love Touch" (Mike Chapman, Gene Black, Holly Knight) – 4:03
  7. "In My Own Crazy Way" (Stewart, Frankie Miller, Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) – 3:12
  8. "Every Beat of My Heart" (Stewart, Kevin Savigar) – 5:19
  9. "Ten Days of Rain" (Stewart, Savigar, Tony Brock) – 5:17
  10. "In My Life" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:02



  • Every Beat of My Heart liner notes. Warner Bros. Records. 

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