Heart in Motion

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Heart in Motion
Heart In Motion.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 5, 1991
Recorded1990
Studio
GenrePop, Contemporary Christian music
Length44:19
LabelA&M
ProducerBrown Bannister, Michael Omartian, Keith Thomas
Amy Grant chronology
Lead Me On
(1988)
Heart in Motion
(1991)
Home for Christmas
(1992)
Singles from Heart in Motion
  1. "Baby Baby"
    Released: January 18, 1991
  2. "Hope Set High"
    Released: April 11, 1991
  3. "Every Heartbeat"
    Released: June 13, 1991
  4. "That's What Love Is For"
    Released: September 12, 1991
  5. "Ask Me"
    Released: 1991
  6. "Good for Me"
    Released: January 13, 1992
  7. "I Will Remember You"
    Released: March 31, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [1]
Christgau's Consumer GuideC[2]

Heart in Motion is the ninth studio album by Christian pop singer Amy Grant, released on March 5, 1991.[3] The album features Grant's biggest worldwide hit, "Baby Baby" and was certified 5× platinum in the United States, selling over five million copies.[4]

Commercial success[edit]

Heart in Motion peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 of the Christian albums chart for 32 weeks. It sold five million copies by the end of 1997. The first single from the album, "Baby Baby" offers the lyric that provides the album title and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. The following four singles also performed well on the pop and AC charts: "Every Heartbeat" (No. 2 Hot 100, No. 2 AC), "That's What Love Is For" (No. 7 Hot 100, No. 1 AC), "Good for Me" (No. 8 Hot 100, No. 4 AC), and "I Will Remember You" (No. 20 Hot 100, No. 2 AC). The album was listed at No. 30 in the 2001 book, The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music[5] and was certified 5× platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 5 million copies, making it the best-selling Christian music album ever released.

The album also received a nomination at the Grammy Awards of 1992 for Album of the Year, which was awarded to Unforgettable... with Love by Natalie Cole.[6]

A 30th-anniversary remaster of the album, including a second disc of demos, outtakes, and remixes, was released by Amy Grant Productions, with distribution by Capitol Christian Music Group, on July 9, 2021.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Good for Me"Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tom Snow, Jay GruskaKeith Thomas3:59
2."Baby Baby"Grant, ThomasThomas3:57
3."Every Heartbeat"Grant, Kirkpatrick, Charlie PeacockBrown Bannister3:32
4."That's What Love Is For"Grant, Michael Omartian, Mark MuellerOmartian4:17
5."Ask Me"Grant, Tom HembyOmartian3:51
6."Galileo"Grant, Omartian, Gardner Cole, Mimi VernerOmartian4:19
7."You're Not Alone"Simon Climie, Rob Fisher, Dennis MorganBannister3:49
8."Hats"Grant, Chris EatonBannister4:09
9."I Will Remember You"Grant, Gary Chapman, ThomasOmartian5:00
10."How Can We See That Far"Grant, HembyBannister4:26
11."Hope Set High"GrantOmartian2:48
Total length:44:12
30th anniversary edition, disc 2: bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Don't Ever Want to Lose It (Wind in the Fire)"Reed Arvin, Grant, Kirkpatrick3:24
2."Stand by Me"Grant, Eaton3:31
3."Heart in Motion Medley" 6:06
4."Good for Me" (demo) 4:02
5."Baby Baby" (7" Heart in Motion Mix) 3:51
6."Every Heartbeat" (Steve Bishir Edit) 3:35
7."That's What Love Is For" (demo) 3:53
8."Ask Me" (7" mix) 4:02
9."Baby Baby" (12" Heart in Motion mix) 6:03
10."Galileo" (rough mix) 4:13
11."I Will Remember You" (rhythm mix) 5:01
12."Good for Me" (12" so good mix) 6:01
13."Every Heartbeat" (heart and soul edit) 3:48
14."Day and Night"Grant, Omartian3:50
15."Baby Baby" (7" no getting over you mix) 4:01
16."Good for Me" (12" mix) 5:44
Total length:71:05
30th Anniversary Edition, Walmart exclusive bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
17."Baby Baby" (live)2:29
18."Every Heartbeat" (live)2:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Amy Grant – lead vocals, backing vocals (3, 6, 7, 8, 10)
  • Keith Thomas – arrangements (1, 2), synthesizers (1, 2), bass (1, 2), drum programming (1, 2), percussion programming (1), backing vocals (1)
  • Brian Tankersley – additional synthesizer programming (1, 2)
  • Robbie Buchanan – additional keyboards (3), keyboards (7, 10), bass (7), drum programming (10)
  • Blair Masters – additional keyboards (3), keyboards (7)
  • Charlie Peacock – keyboards (3, 7, 8, 10), programming (3), horn arrangements (3, 8), drum programming (10)
  • Michael Omartian – keyboards (4–7, 9, 11), drum sequencing (5, 6, 9, 11), backing vocals (5, 6, 11)
  • Jerry McPherson – guitars (1, 2, 3)
  • Donald Kirkpatrick – guitars (4, 5, 6, 9)
  • Dann Huff – guitars (7)
  • Gordon Kennedy – guitars (7)
  • Tom Hemby – guitars (10)
  • Tommy Sims – bass (3, 7, 8)
  • Mark Hammond – drum and percussion programming (1)
  • Chris McHugh – drums (3, 7, 8)
  • David Raven – drums (4)
  • Chris McDonald – horn arrangements (3, 8)
  • Mark Douthit – saxophone (3, 8)
  • Sam Levine – baritone saxophone (8)
  • Barry Green – trombone (3, 8)
  • Mike Haynes – trumpet (3, 8)
  • Ron Hemby – backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Donna McElroy – backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Vicki Hampton – backing vocals (2, 3)
  • Chris Eaton – backing vocals (3, 7, 8)
  • Kim Fleming – backing vocals (3)
  • Gary Chapman – backing vocals (4)
  • Diana DeWitt – backing vocals (4)
  • Susanne Schwartz – backing vocals (6, 11)
  • Chris Rodriguez – backing vocals (7, 8), guitar (8)
  • Kurt Howell – backing vocals (11)

Production

  • Michael Blanton – executive producer
  • Amy Grant – executive producer
  • Todd Moore – production assistant (1, 2), assistant engineer (1, 2)
  • Traci Sterling – production coordinator (3, 7, 8, 10)
  • Richard Headen – production coordinator (3, 7, 8, 10)
  • Janet Hinde – production coordinator (4, 5, 6, 9, 11)
  • Bill Whittington – recording engineer (1, 2)
  • Todd Culross – assistant engineer (1, 2)
  • Kelly Pribble – assistant engineer (1, 2)
  • Jeff Balding – audio engineer (3, 7, 8, 10), mixing (3, 8, 10)
  • Bob Loftus – assistant audio engineer (3, 7, 8, 10)
  • Bill Deaton – overdub engineering (3, 7, 8, 10)
  • Steve Bishir – overdub engineering (3, 7, 8, 10)
  • Rick Will – overdub engineering (7)
  • Terry Christian – audio engineer (4, 5, 6, 9, 11), overdub engineering (7), mixing (4, 5, 6, 9, 11)
  • Clark Germain – overdub engineering (10)
  • David Ahlert – additional engineering (4, 5, 6, 9, 11)
  • Laura Livingston – additional engineering (4, 5, 6, 9, 11)
  • Clif Norrell – mix assistant (3, 8, 10)
  • Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, California – mixing location (3, 8, 10)
  • Brian Malouf – mixing (1, 2, 7)
  • Pat MacDougal – mix assistant (1, 2, 7)
  • Can-Am Studios, Tarzana, California – mixing location (1, 2, 7)
  • Lighthouse, North Hollywood, California – mixing location (4, 5, 6, 9, 11)
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Precision Mastering, Hollywood, California – mastering location
  • Chuck Beeson – art direction
  • Rowan Moore – design
  • Victoria Pearson-Cameron – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[12] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 100,000^
Taiwan (RIT)[15] 2× Platinum 100,000[14]
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heart in Motion at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: Amy Grant". Robert Christgau. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Heart in Motion — Amy Grant". AllMusic. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Granger, Thom, ed. (2001). The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music. Harvest House. pp. 120–121. ISBN 0-7369-0281-3.
  6. ^ "34th Annual Grammy Awards - 1992". Rock on the Net. February 25, 1992. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Amy Grant Announces 30th Anniversary Edition of Iconic Album Heart in Motion". The Media Collective. June 3, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "Amy Grant Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  10. ^ "Amy Grant Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  11. ^ "Top Christian Albums 1990s". Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1992 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Amy Grant – Heart in Motion". Music Canada. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  14. ^ Lanner, John (March 28, 1998). "Latino Acts Score Worldwide". Billboard. p. 37.
  15. ^ "Grant In Motion" (PDF). American Radio History (Billboard Archive). May 23, 1992. p. 39. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Amy Grant – Heart in Motion". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 29, 2019.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Heart in Motion in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Amy Grant – Heart in Motion". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 29, 2019.

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