Heartless (Heart song)

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"Heartless"
Heart Heartless.jpg
Single by Heart
from the album Magazine
B-side "Just the Wine"
Released April 1978
Format 7" single
Recorded 1976
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:02
Label Mushroom Records
Songwriter(s) Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Producer(s) Mike Flicker
Heart singles chronology
"Crazy on You"
(1978)
"Heartless"
(1978)
"Straight On"
(1978)
"Crazy on You"
(re-issue)
(1978)
"Heartless"
(1978)
"Straight On"
(1978)

"Heartless" is a song written and recorded by the rock band Heart in 1976 for their album Magazine. Issues with the band's previous record label Mushroom caused a delay in the album's release and "Heartless" was released as a single two years later, after the re-issue of their first single "Crazy on You".[1]

The song is an aggressive hard rock number that opens with a slower synthesizer based interlude before opening up into a full hard rock tune. The lyrics involve a scorned lover who apparently can't get away from the grasp of her heartless partner. "The doctor said come back again next week / I think that you need me / All she did was cry / She wanted to die doctor when can you see me / There's a guy out there / Seems like he's everywhere / It just ain't fair."[2]

"Heartless" and "Without You" were the only singles released from Magazine, with "Heartless" peaking at number twenty-four on the US Billboard Hot 100. Only five months passed before Heart released their next album, Dog and Butterfly.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sorscher, Zach. "Sound Advice: Heart's 'unauthorized' album is the real deal". Goldmine Magazine. 
  2. ^ http://lyrictalk.net/Lyrics/Heart/Heartless.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Heart Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly – Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 

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