Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)

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"Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)"
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Single by Cyndi Lauper
B-side ""Boy Blue" (Live at Le Zénith)"
Released June 22, 1988
Format Vinyl
(7")Vinyl
(12")
CSS
5" CD
3" CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 4:02
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Richard Orange
Producer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"Maybe He'll Know"
(1987)
"Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)"
(1988)
"I Drove All Night"
(1989)

"Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" is a song recorded by American pop singer Cyndi Lauper for her 1988 film Vibes. It was written by Richard Orange, formerly of the band Zider Zee.

Song information[edit]

During a live concert and Q&A appearance in Las Vegas, Cyndi stated her record company thought the song was too fast for radio.[citation needed] Lauper seldom performed this in concert. In 2004, during the Australian leg of her "At Last" tour, she performed part of the song a cappella at the request of the audience, since the single reached the Top 10 there in 1988 and was very well known. However, it wasn't until the 2006 Body Acoustic Tour that she played the song regularly in full again, and she frequently opened the True Colors 2007 Tour with it. The song was also the opening track of her 2008 Australian Tour.

The song can also be found on the fan-acclaimed bootleg, Backsided, which was a fan-made project created to collect rare Cyndi tracks together. The track finally saw the light of day on an official CD, as of 2003, with the release of the 3-CD compilation, The Great Cyndi Lauper. This song can be found on the following albums: Best Movie Album in the World...Ever! (3 CDs), True Colors: The Best of Cyndi Lauper (2 CDs), 36 All-time Favorites (3 CDs), Monster Hits 1988/Hits of 1988.

Track listings[edit]

3" single[edit]

  1. "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" (Richard Orange)
  2. "Boy Blue" (Recorded live at Le Zénith) (Jeff Bova, Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt)
  3. "Maybe He'll Know" (Remixed by Phil Thornally) (Lauper, John Turi)

5" single[edit]

  1. "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" (Richard Orange)
  2. "Boy Blue" (Recorded live at Le Zénith) (Jeff Bova, Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt)
  3. "Time After Time" (Lauper, Rob Hyman)
  4. "What's Going On" (club version by Shep Pettibone) (Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye)

Cassette and vinyl single[edit]

  1. "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" (Richard Orange)
  2. "Boy Blue" (Recorded live at Le Zénith) (Jeff Bova, Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 54
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 Singles 51
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 8
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 86
Italian Singles Chart[4] 40
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[5] 8
Swiss Singles Chart[6] 13

End of year charts[edit]

Country Chart Ranking
Australia[7] Kent Music Report 89

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Charts (1988). "Billboard Charts". Billboard Charts. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ Australian Charts (1988). "Australian Charts". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  3. ^ Canadian Charts (1988). "Canadian Charts". Canadian Charts. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  4. ^ Hitparadeitalia (1988). "Hitparadeitalia Chart". Hitparadeitalia Charts. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  5. ^ RIANZ Charts (1988). "RIANZ Chart". RIANZ Charts. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  6. ^ Swiss Charts (1988). "Swiss Chart". Swiss Charts. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  7. ^ Australian Charts (1988). "Australian Charts". Australian Charts. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 

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