Listen to Your Heart (Sonia song)

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"Listen to Your Heart"
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Single by Sonia
from the album Everybody Knows
B-side "Better Than Ever"
Released 27 November 1989
Format CD single
7" single
12" single
3-inch CD single
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop
Length 3:27
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Producer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Sonia singles chronology
"Can't Forget You"
(1989)
"Listen To Your Heart"
(1989)
"Counting Every Minute"
(1990)

"Listen to Your Heart" is a pop-disco song written by Stock Aitken Waterman for Sonia's debut studio album Everybody Knows (1990).[1] The single was released in November 1989 as the album's third single. This single reached No. 10 in UK[2] and No. 22 in Ireland.[3] This single's B-side "Better Than Ever" didn't appear on Sonia's debut album.

Chart performance[edit]

"Listen to Your Heart" entered the UK singles chart in early December 1989 at number forty-two.[2] After a slow start, the song peaked at number ten five weeks later.[2] "Listen to Your Heart" became Sonia's second UK top ten hit, after her debut single "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You", which reached the top of the UK chart.[2] "Listen to Your Heart" charted in the United Kingdom for ten weeks.[2]

In Ireland, the song debuted and peaked on 4 January 1990 at number twenty-two.[3] It charted for only one week.[3]

In France, "Listen to Your Heart" entered the charts on 3 March 1990 at number forty-six and reached peak position of number thirty-nine three weeks later.[4] The song charted for six weeks there.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" / Cassette Single

  1. "Listen To Your Heart" – 3:27
  2. "Better Than Ever" – 3:29

12" / CD Single

  1. "Listen To Your Heart" (Extended Mix) – 5:57
  2. "Better Than Ever" – 3:29
  3. "Listen To Your Heart" (Instrumental) – 3:27

Credits and personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "Listen to Your Heart":

  • Sonia – lead vocals
  • Mae McKenna, Miriam Stockley – backing vocals
  • Mike Stock – keyboards, baking vocals
  • Matt Aitken – guitars, keyboards
  • A Linn – drums
  • Dave Ford – mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989−90) Peak
Position
Australian Singles Chart[5] 119
French Singles Chart[4] 39
German Singles Chart[6] 72
Irish Singles Chart[3] 22
UK Singles Chart[2] 10

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • In Brazil, the song was included in the international soundtrack of Rainha da Sucata becoming a big hit there.[7]
  • In the Philippines, the song was used in the show It's a Date, a dating game hosted by Plinky Recto and Tom Lupton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://popchicle.blogspot.com/2008/08/sonia-listen-to-your-heart.html
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Official Charts > Sonia". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Sonia' (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original source published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  4. ^ a b c "lescharts.com > Sonia – Listen To Your Heart (chanson)" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 17 June 2014". Imgur.com. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  6. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Sonia – Listen To Your Heart (single)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  7. ^ "Teledramaturgia". teledramaturgia.com.br. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 

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