Heavy Heart (song)

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"Heavy Heart"
Single by You Am I
from the album #4 Record
Released July, 1998
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:11
Label rooArt Records
Writer(s) Tim Rogers
Producer(s) George Drakoulias
You Am I singles chronology
"Heavy Heart"

"Heavy Heart" is the third single from the album #4 Record by Australian rock band You Am I. It was released in 1998 and reached number 49 on the Australian national charts[1] and number 9 in that year's Hottest 100.[2]

Tim Rogers said of the song, "I played "Heavy Heart" for the first time, and Emmylou Harris was in the front row, and people were like, 'What the fuck is that song.' So I thought, 'Hmmm, maybe I'm on to something here.' I wrote that song for Charlie Rich who passed away around that time, unfortunately."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Heavy Heart" – 3:11
  2. "What I Don't Know 'bout You (live)" - 3:18
  3. "Midnight To Six Man" - 2:40
  4. "She's So Fine " - 2:30

"What I Don't Know 'bout You (live)" was taken from the Triple J Live at the Wireless performance that features on the #4 Record bonus disc 'Radio Sette'.

"Midnight to Six Man" is a cover of The Pretty Things song.

"She's So Fine" is an Easybeats cover.

Cover versions[edit]

As one of You Am I's most popular songs Heavy Heart has been covered several times, most notably by Paul Kelly, TZU, Ben Lee and Seattle rock group and sometime-touring partners Supersuckers.[4] Tex Perkins performed the song with the band on their 'You Am I & Friends' Live at the Wireless session which was released on the Convicts bonus disc 'The Convict Stain'. Australian indie rock singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett covered the song in her Austin City Limits performance that aired October 31, 2015, stating it was her favourite song.[5][6]


  1. ^ You Am I.com.au
  2. ^ JJJ Hottest 100 1998
  3. ^ Dan Condon. "No Struggle, No Progress". Time Off. Fortitude Valley, QLD: Street Press Australia Pty Ltd (24 November 2010): pg 17. 
  4. ^ You Am I.com.au
  5. ^ Minsker, Evan. "Courtney Barnett Performs on "Austin City Limits"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Gary Clark Jr. / Courtney Barnett". PBS Video. Retrieved 3 November 2015.