Heart by Heart

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"Heart by Heart"
Song by Demi Lovato
from the album The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Released August 20, 2013
Format Digital download
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:43
Label Republic
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren

"Heart by Heart" is a song by Demi Lovato from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack. The song starts off slow and stripped down with Lovato’s clear voice accompanied by a piano and slowly builds to a rock crescendo.[1]

Critical and commercial reception[edit]

The song received mostly positive reviews from critics upon its release. Hollywood Life correspondent Tierney McAfee labelled "Heart by Heart" the best love song of the summer "by far", citing the dynamic production and Demi's emotive vocals, which McAfee described as "pack[ing] a big emotional punch".[1] The Huffington Post called the song "hauntingly beautiful" and praised the "powerful" piano-based instrumentation.[2] Sam Lansky of Idolator lauded Lovato's "absolutely monster vocals" on the "soaring power ballad" and felt the song was anthemic, drawing comparisons to other Warren songs.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Despite not having an officially promoted single release, "Heart by Heart", managed to reach number 115 on the UK Singles Chart.[4]

Chart (2013) Peak
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[4] 115
US Billboard (Pop Digital Songs)[5] 36


  1. ^ a b McAfee, Tierney (Aug 16, 2013). "Demi Lovato's 'Heart by Heart' Is The Best Love Song Of The Summer". Hollywood Life. PMC. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Demi Lovato Releases 'Heart By Heart' From 'Mortal Instruments' Soundtrack (LISTEN)". Huffington Post. The Cambio Network. Aug 18, 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Lansky, Sam (Aug 16, 2013). "Demi Lovato Brings Diva Vocals On Soaring Power Ballad "Heart By Heart": Listen". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update". Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pop Digital Songs". Retrieved 15 September 2013. 

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