It's Called a Heart

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"It's Called a Heart"
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Single by Depeche Mode
from the album The Singles 81→85
B-side "Fly on the Windscreen"
Released 16 September 1985
Format Vinyl record (7" and 12"), CD (1991 box set)
Recorded July 1985 Genetic Studios
Genre Synthpop, industrial, darkwave
Length 3:48 (7"/single/album version)
7:19 (12" version)
Label Mute Records
Songwriter(s) Martin Gore
Producer(s) Depeche Mode, and Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"Shake the Disease"
(1985)
"It's Called a Heart"
(1985)
"Stripped"
(1986)

"It's Called a Heart" is Depeche Mode's fourteenth UK single recorded at Genetic Studios (released on 16 September 1985). It was included as one of two new songs on the compilation The Singles 81→85 the same year, along with "Shake the Disease". It reached number 18 in the UK singles chart. The American version of The Singles 81→85, Catching Up with Depeche Mode, also includes the B-side, "Fly on the Windscreen".

There is no limited edition ("L12 Bong") version of this single in the way that most other Depeche Mode singles have been. Instead there was a "D12 Bong", a double 12", that featured both the standard 12" and the remix 12".

Track listings[edit]

7": Mute / 7Bong9 (UK)[edit]

  1. "It's Called a Heart" – 3:48
  2. "Fly on the Windscreen" – 5:03

12": Mute / 12Bong9 (UK)[edit]

  1. "It's Called a Heart (Extended)" – 7:19
  2. "Fly on the Windscreen (Extended)" – 7:47

12": Mute / D12Bong9 (UK)[edit]

  1. "It's Called a Heart (Extended)" – 7:19
  2. "Fly on the Windscreen (Extended)" – 7:47
  3. "It's Called a Heart (Slow Mix)" – 4:49 (remixed by Gareth Jones)
  4. "Fly on the Windscreen (Death Mix)" – 5:06 (remixed by Gareth Jones)

Double discs with the cover reading "Special Limited Edition Twin Set Costing No More Than Two Pounds & Ninety Nine Pence" with tracks 1 & 2 on the first record and tracks 3 & 4 on the second record, tracks 3 & 4 being exclusive to the limited edition.

12": Sire / 0-20402 (US)[edit]

  1. "It's Called a Heart (Emotion Remix)" – 6:48 (remixed by Joseph Watt)
  2. "It's Called a Heart (Emotion Dub)" – 5:33 (remixed by Joseph Watt)
  3. "Flexible (Deportation Mix)" – 4:38 (remixed by Bert Bevans)
  4. "It's Called a Heart" – 3:48

CD: Mute / CDBong9 (UK)[edit]

  1. "It's Called a Heart" – 3:48
  2. "Fly on the Windscreen" – 5:03
  3. "It's Called a Heart (Extended)" – 7:19
  4. "Fly on the Windscreen (Extended)" – 7:47
  5. "Fly on the Windscreen (Death Mix)" – 5:06

The UK CD single was released in 1991 as part of the singles box set compilations

CD: Intercord/Virgin / INT 826.832/30303 (Germany/France)[edit]

  1. "It's Called a Heart (Extended)" – 7:19
  2. "Fly on the Windscreen (Extended)" – 7:47
  3. "It's Called a Heart (Slow Mix)" – 4:49 (remixed by Gareth Jones)
  4. "Fly on the Windscreen (Death Mix)" – 5:06 (remixed by Gareth Jones)

The German and French CD singles were released in 1985.

All songs written by Martin Gore.

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