Heart and Soul (T'Pau song)

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"Heart and Soul"
T'pauheartandsoulsingle.jpg
Single by T'Pau
from the album Bridge of Spies
B-side "On the Wing"
Released 20 April 1987 (USA)
August 1987 (UK)
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop
Length 3:42 (7" version)
4:15 (LP version)
Label Siren, Virgin
Songwriter(s) Carol Ann Decker, Ronald Phillip "Ron" Rogers
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker
T'Pau singles chronology
"Heart and Soul"
(1987)
"Intimate Strangers"
(1987)
"Heart and Soul"
(1987)
"Intimate Strangers"
(1987)
T'Pau singles chronology
"Intimate Strangers"
(1987) Intimate Strangers1987
"Heart and Soul"
(reissue)
(1987) Heart and Soul1987
"China in Your Hand"
(1987) China in Your Hand1987

"Heart and Soul" is a song by British pop band T'Pau. Featuring vocalist Carol Decker performing overlapping lyrics, the song was released as the group's first single in 1987 from their debut album Bridge of Spies. Following its inclusion in a Pepe Jeans advert, the single reached No. 4 in both the US and UK charts.

Cultural references[edit]

Composition[edit]

The song is notable for its usage of various vocal overdubs. This makes the song, in its initial studio form, impossible to perform live without additional backup singers. Instead, Decker often performs what she calls a "basic" version,[1] explaining to Songfacts: "I rap the first two verses then cut to the melody for the verse before the chorus. No one really notices or minds as I cover the essential dynamics of the song. It works well."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987–88) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 18 22
Belgian Singles Chart 16 5
Canada (RPM)[3] 1 25
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 37 10
France (SNEP)[5] 10
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 10 15
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 4 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 9 13
Polish Singles Chart 36 2
South African Singles Chart[9] 18 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [10] 20 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 9 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 4 14
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 4 27
US Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart[14] 4 15
US Hot Dance Club Play (Billboard)[13] 13
US Hot Dance Music Sales (Billboard)[15] 15
Preceded by
"Alone" by Heart
Canadian RPM Singles Chart number-one single
22 August 1987
Succeeded by
"Who's That Girl" by Madonna

Heart and Soul '97 Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Total
weeks
UK Singles Chart[16] 186 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wiser, Carl. "CAROL DECKER OF T'PAU". Songfacts. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 312. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  3. ^ "Canada Singles Chart". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung (31 December 2011). "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Jaclyn Ward (1 October 1962). "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Brian Currin & Stephen Segerman. "The South African Rock Encyclopedia". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  14. ^ http://wweb.uta.edu/faculty/gghunt/charts/tpau.html
  15. ^ "Heart and Soul - T'Pau". AllMusic. Allmusic. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Chart Log UK: DJ T – Tzant". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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