Heartbeat (Jimmy Somerville song)

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Jimmy Somerville Hearbeat Front.JPG
Single by Jimmy Somerville
from the album Dare to Love
B-side "Up And Away"
Released January 1995 (1995-01)
Format 12", maxi, CD
Recorded 1994
Genre Dance-pop
Length 04:26
Label London Records (#857 943)
Writer(s) Richard Stannard
Matt Rowe
Jimmy Somerville
Producer(s) Stephen Hague
Gianfranco Bortolotti
Gary Butcher
Gary Wilkinson
singles chronology
"Smalltown Boy '94"
"Hurt So Good"

"Heartbeat" is the title of a 1995 song by Scottish pop singer-songwriter Jimmy Somerville, formerly the lead vocalist of the bands Bronski Beat and Communards.

Released as a single from his second solo album Dare to Love (1995), "Heartbeat" peaked at #24 on the UK singles chart in February of that year.[1] The song also topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play for one week in April 1995, becoming Somerville's first (and, to date, only) solo #1 on that chart.[2]

Backing vocals on the song are performed by Shawn Christopher and Yvonne Gage, both of whom are noted dance music singers in their own rights.

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Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Belgian VRT Top 30 (Flemish)[3] 26
Belgian Ultratop 50 (Flemish)[4] 44
German Media Control Charts[5] 54
UK Singles Chart[1] 24
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play[2] 1
U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales[6] 15

Chart precessions and successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Atomic" by Blondie
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play
number-one single

April 15, 1995
Succeeded by
"The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)" by The Bucketheads

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