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It's a Heartache" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for her second studio album, (1978). The song was recorded in the same year by Natural Force Juice Newton as a standalone single. It was written by Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe, Tyler's at-the-time managers, and produced by David Mackay.
Tyler's version received positive reviews from
music critics. The song reached number three in the United States and number four in the United Kingdom. With physical sales in excess of 6 million copies, Tyler's version is one of the best-selling singles of all time. Tyler has re-recorded the song several times, most notably as a bilingual duet with French singer  Kareen Antonn in 2004.
Juice Newton's version of "It's A Heartache" was released on select foreign editions of her
Come to Me album. When released as a single in Mexico in 1977, the song garnered a gold record. Newton's version was released in the United States the following year and peaked at number 86.
Critical reception [ edit ]
The release of "It's a Heartache" had music critics comparing Tyler's voice to
Rod Stewart's who would eventually cover the song. Carol Wetzel from  complimented Tyler's voice on "It's a Heartache", stating that her previous big hit, " Spokane Daily Chronicle Lost in France", is "no big deal, probably because it was made before her voice changed." 
Other versions [ edit ]
Si Tout S'Arrête [ edit ]
Tyler's most notable re-recording of the song appeared on her album
(2004). It was recorded as a French/English bilingual track with Simply Believe Kareen Antonn and released as a single on 7 June 2004. The song was a hit in Belgium, France and Switzerland. The German singer Eva also recorded a version as "Et je m'en vais", which was a big hit in France. 
Chart performance [ edit ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Digital download and CD single 
"Si Tout S'Arrête (It's a Heartache)" — 3:25
"Rock Theme (Single Version)" — 3:49
The second track is an instrumental rock track.
Other covers [ edit ]
Since 1977, this song has been covered numerous times. It appeared on the 1978 live album by
David Johansen of the New York Dolls, . The David Johansen Group Live Country rock group Dave & Sugar released a cover in 1981, reaching #32 on the country charts with it. Trick Pony covered it on the album , and released its version in 2005, peaking at #22 on the same chart. A version of the song appears on R.I.D.E. Arab Strap's . Ten Years of Tears Gene Pitney recorded a version on his 2003 album, Blue Angel - The Bronze Sessions. Rod Stewart has been covering the song live since recording it on his 2006 album . In 2009, Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time Jill Johnson recorded the song on the cover album . Music Row II 
There is also a German version called "Lass mein Knie, Joe", sung by Norwegian female singer
Wencke Myhre in 1978.
A Spanish version was recorded by the Chilean group
Frecuencia Mod in 1978, with the title "¡Oh! Qué pena".  
Patty Pravo recorded a version called "Notti bianche" in 1978.
Thorleifs recorded the song on the 1978 album , in Swedish as "Om du går nu" ("If you leave now"). Kurragömma 
A French version was recorded by
Eva (a German singer), under the title "Et je m'en vais".
The Argentinian band
Fun People recorded a punk version for the single "Middle Of The Rounds", in 1999.
Ronnie Spector recorded this song with the B-side being the song " I Wanna Come Over", which was later recorded by Fort Payne, Alabama based country band Alabama
In 1979, Czech singer
Karel Gott made cover version "Jen se hádej".
In 1992, country singer
Lorrie Morgan recorded the song on her album . Watch Me
In Argentina, the aficionados to soccer sing the rhythm of this song with modified lirycs to encourage his respectives teams, while they are present in the match
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Bonnie Tyler [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
RPM 50 Singles)  21
Billboard Hot 100  24
Cash Box  17
Sales and certifications [ edit ]
Juice Newton [ edit ]
Dave & Sugar [ edit ]
Trick Pony [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Bonnie Tyler : People.com". People. 1996-06-17 . Retrieved . 2012-08-21
^ van Matre, Lynn (29 July 1978). "Bonnie Tyler's Career Took Years to Build". Evening Independent . Retrieved . 17 December 2014
^ Wetzel, Carol (1 June 1978). "DISCritique". . Spokane Daily Chronicle Cowles Publishing Company . Retrieved . 17 December 2014
^ a b "Si tout s'arrête (It's a Heartache) by Bonnie Tyler & Kareen Antonn". . iTunes Store Apple, Inc . Retrieved . 6 November 2014
^ " Ultratop.be – Kareen Antonn / Bonnie Tyler – Si tout s'arrête (It's A Heartache)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste" (in French). InfoDisc. Select "Bonnie Tyler" from the artist drop-down menu. Archived from the original on 19 March 2005 . Retrieved . 6 November 2014
^ " Swisscharts.com – Kareen Antonn / Bonnie Tyler – Si tout s'arrête (It's A Heartache)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas
^ Frecuencia Mod (in Spanish)
^ Oh Que Pena
^ "Kurragömma" (in Swedish). Swedish mediadatabase. 1978 . Retrieved . 30 March 2017
^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 316. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
^ " Austriancharts.at – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ "Volume 29, No. 15, 8 July 1978". . RPM Library and Archives Canada . Retrieved . 5 November 2014
^ "Adult Contemporary – Volume 29, No. 14, 1 July 1978". . RPM Library and Archives Canada . Retrieved . 5 November 2014
^ " Bonnie Tyler: It's a Heartache" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ " Lescharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ " Musicline.de – Bonnie Tyler Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ " Nederlandse Top 40 – Bonnie Tyler" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 12 October 2011 . Retrieved . 3 November 2014
^ " Norwegiancharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache". VG-lista. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ " Charts.org.nz – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 – 1989 Acts (T)". Rock.co.za. John Samson . Retrieved . 5 November 2014
^ " Swedishcharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ " Swisscharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
^ Billboard magazine - 1 July 1978. New York City: Nielsen Business Media. 1978. p. 44.
^ "Bonnie Tyler Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". . Retrieved 5 November 2014. Billboard
^ "Bonnie Tyler Chart History (Hot 100)". . Retrieved 5 November 2014. Billboard
^ "Bonnie Tyler Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". . Retrieved 5 November 2014. Billboard
^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles, July 8, 1978
^ Swiss Year-End Charts, 1978
^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 30, 1978
^ "Canadian single certifications – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache". Music Canada.
^ "French single certifications – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache" (in French). InfoDisc. Select BONNIE TYLER and click OK
^ "Les Singles Platine :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014 . Retrieved . 21 August 2012
^ "British single certifications – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache". British Phonographic Industry. Enter It's a Heartache in the search field and then press Enter.
^ "American single certifications – Bonnie Tyler – It's a Heartache". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . 21 August 2012 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH
^ "Volume 29, No. 5, April 29, 1978". . RPM Library and Archives Canada . Retrieved . 16 December 2014
^ "Juice Newton Chart History (Hot 100)". . Retrieved 16 December 2014. Billboard
^ "Dave & Sugar Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". . Billboard
^ "Trick Pony Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". . Billboard
External links [ edit ]