Every Heartbeat

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"Every Heartbeat"
Single by Amy Grant
from the album Heart in Motion
Released June 13, 1991
Format 7" single, Cassette single, Promotional single, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop
Length 3:30
Label A&M
Writer(s) Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Charlie Peacock
Producer(s) Brown Bannister
Amy Grant singles chronology
"Hope Set High"
"Every Heartbeat"
"That's What Love Is For"
Music video
"Every Heartbeat" on YouTube

"Every Heartbeat" is a 1991 single by American Christian music singer Amy Grant. It was released as the third single from the Heart In Motion album, though it was the second from the album to be released to mainstream pop radio. After the unexpected major success of Grant's previous single, "Baby Baby," which topped both the United States' Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, there seemed the question on how to follow it up. The chosen single was "Every Heartbeat," and although it did not hit number one, it still managed to make the #2 spot on the Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary chart for one and six weeks respectively. In both cases Every Heartbeat was kept from the top spot by Bryan Adams' song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You". Charlie Peacock wrote the song's music and chorus lyrics, with Grant and Wayne Kirkpatrick composing the remaining lyrics.[1] In 2004, Sixpence None The Richer covered "Every Heartbeat" on the album Full Circle: A Celebration of Songs and Friends, which commemorated Charlie Peacock's 20-year anniversary as a solo recording artist. Mark Lowry parodied the song with the title "Every Teacher". In 2014, the song was included on Grant's remix compilation album titled In Motion: The Remixes. A digital remix EP was released on iTunes in support of the album which charted at number 13 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. In 1992 Kids Incorporated covered "Every Heartbeat" in the Season 8 episode "Old Friends".[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single. Actress Musetta Vander is featured in it.

Official versions[edit]

Audio Versions[edit]

  • Original Album Version - 3:30
  • Edited Version (radio-only single, included on the 2004 Greatest Hits 1986-2004 album)
  • 7" Body and Soul Mix
  • 12" Body and Soul Mix
  • 7" Heart and Soul Mix
  • 12" Heart and Soul Mix
  • 7" Piano Mix
  • 12" Piano Mix
  • Moto Blanco Club Mix - 5:32
  • Moto Blanco Instrumental - 5:30
  • Moto Blanco Radio Edit - 3:24


30 second sample from Amy Grant's "Every Heartbeat."

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U.S. Promotional CD Single[edit]

  1. "Every Heartbeat" (7" Heart and Soul mix)
  2. "Every Heartbeat" (7" Body and Soul mix)
  3. "Every Heartbeat" (12" Body and Soul mix)
  4. "Every Heartbeat" (7" Piano mix)
  5. "Every Heartbeat" (LP version)

2014 U.S. Digital Remix Single[edit]

  1. "Every Heartbeat" (Moto Blanco Radio Edit) 3:24
  2. "Every Heartbeat" (Moto Blanco Club Mix) 5:30
  3. "Every Heartbeat" (Moto Blanco Instrumental) 5:30

Video Versions[edit]

  • 7" Body and Soul Mix


  • Amy Grant: lead vocal
  • Chris McHugh: drums
  • Tommy Sims: bass
  • Jerry McPherson: guitar
  • Charlie Peacock: keyboards and programming
  • Robbie Buchanan and Blair Masters: additional keyboards
  • Mike Haynes: trumpet
  • Mark Douthit: saxophone
  • Barry Green: trombone
  • Horn arrangements by Chris McDonald and Charlie Peacock
  • Background vocals by Chris Eaton, Kim Fleming, Vicki Hampton and Amy Grant


End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1991) Position
Canada[13] 56
United States[14] 28



External links[edit]