How Can I Refuse?

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"How Can I Refuse"
Single by Heart
from the album Passionworks
B-side "Johnny Moon"
Released 1983
Format 7" single, 12" Single (UK only)
Recorded 1983
Genre Rock
Length 3:56
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Mark Andes
Denny Carmassi
Sue Ennis
Howard Leese
Producer(s) Keith Olsen
Heart singles chronology
"This Man Is Mine"
"How Can I Refuse"
"This Man Is Mine"
"How Can I Refuse"

"How Can I Refuse" is a song recorded by the rock band Heart. It was released in 1983 as the first single from the band's seventh studio album Passionworks. The song is an uptempo rock tune which lyrically addresses the strong feelings of infatuation at the beginning of a romantic relationship.

"How Can I Refuse" was a successful Album Oriented Rock (AOR) hit, peaking at number one on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks rock chart, their only song to date to do so. The song also had moderate success on the pop charts, peaking at number forty-four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [1]

The song was also Heart's first 12" single release in the UK, backed with "Barracuda" and "Little Queen".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 44
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks[3] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Heart Awards and Chart Positions". 
  2. ^ Heart - Hot 100
  3. ^ "Heart". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 

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