Heart Like a Wheel (The Human League song)

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"Heart Like a Wheel"
Single by The Human League
from the album Romantic?
B-side "Rebound"
Released 6 August 1990
Format 7", 12", 2 x CD single
Recorded Genetic Sound Studio 1990
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:30
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Jo Callis, Eugene Reynolds
Producer(s) Martin Rushent
The Human League singles chronology
"Love Is All That Matters"
"Heart Like a Wheel"
"Soundtrack to a Generation"

"Heart Like a Wheel" is a song by the British synthpop group The Human League. It is taken from their 1990 album Romantic?.


"Heart Like a Wheel" was the first single to be taken from the Human League's Romantic? album of 1990. It was written by former band member Jo Callis with Eugene Reynolds (of The Rezillos) and features vocals by Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley; with synthesizer by Neil Sutton. It was recorded at Genetic Sound Studios during 1990 and produced by Martin Rushent who was reconciled with the band after a seven-year gap.

Released in the UK in August 1990, "Heart Like a Wheel" reached number 29 in the UK, number 32 in the US, and number 64 in Australia.[1]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • CD 1 1990, Virgin (VSCDT 1262)
  1. "Heart Like a Wheel" - 4:30
  2. "Heart Like a Wheel" (Extended Mix) - 6:55
  3. "Rebound" - 3:58
  4. "Heart Like a Wheel" (Remix) - 4:37
  • CD 2 1990, Virgin (VSCDX 1262)
  1. "Heart Like a Wheel" - 4:30
  2. "Heart Like a Wheel" (Extended Mix) - 6:55
  3. "Rebound" - 3:58
  4. "A Doorway" (Dub Mix) - 4:29


  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ "the Human League - "Heart like a wheel"". MVDBase.com (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 

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