If Looks Could Kill (Heart song)

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"If Looks Could Kill"
Heart If Looks Could Kill.jpg
Single by Heart
from the album Heart
B-side "What He Don't Know"
Released July 19, 1986
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:42
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) J. Conrad
Bob Garrett
Producer(s) Ron Nevison
Heart singles chronology
"Nothin' at All"
(1986)
"If Looks Could Kill"
(1986)
"Alone"
(1987)
"Nothin' at All"
(1986)
"If Looks Could Kill"
(1986)
"Alone"
(1987)

"If Looks Could Kill" is a song written by Jack Conrad and Bob Garrett, originally recorded by Pamala Stanley and later by the rock band Heart in 1985. The Heart version was released as the fifth and final single from the band's self-titled 1985 album Heart. This version is similar to early Heart tunes as it is an aggressive, hard rock number. The song is about a woman confronting a cheating lover, letting him know that "if looks could kill / you'd be lying on the floor".

After four top-ten U.S. singles (including the number-one "These Dreams") from the Heart album, "If Looks Could Kill" stalled at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100. No music video was made for the song.

Pamala Stanley's pop version was featured in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Raw Deal in 1986. It also was recorded by the Norwegian actress and pop singer Mia Gundersen on her record Temptation in the same year. A version of the song appeared in the 1985 telefilm Braker.[1] German heavy metal band Primal Fear included a cover of the song on their 2017 collection Best of Fear.[2]


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marill, Alvin H. Movies Made for Television: The Telefeature and the Miniseries, 1964-1986. New York: New York Zoetrope, 1987.
  2. ^ "Primal Fear's 'Best Of Fear' Collection To Include Four New Songs; Cover Of Heart's 'If Looks Could Kill'". BraveWords.com. September 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/303367/heart/chart?f=379

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