|Single by Neil Diamond|
|from the album Heartlight|
|B-side||"You Don't Know Me"|
|Writer(s)||Neil Diamond, Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach|
"Heartlight" is a song written by Neil Diamond, Carole Bayer Sager and her then-husband Burt Bacharach, and recorded by Diamond in 1982. The song is the first track on Diamond's 1982 album, also titled Heartlight, and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his eighth (and last) top 5 hit on the chart. The song also spent four weeks atop the adult contemporary chart in late 1982, and was the last of his eight #1s on that chart.
The song is inspired by the blockbuster movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which Diamond, Bayer Sager and Bacharach had all seen together. When the alien E.T. leaves Earth, his heart glows a luminous red, hence the title of the song.
- Allmusic - A Biography of Neil Diamond
- Billboard Biography
- Wild, David (2008). He Is ... I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond. Da Capo Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-306-81784-7. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- Dominic, Serene (2003). Burt Bacharach Song by Song. New York: Schirmer. p. 272. ISBN 0-8256-7280-5. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
|This 1980s pop song-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|