Longing in Their Hearts

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Longing in Their Hearts
Studio album by Bonnie Raitt
Released March 22, 1994
Recorded August–October 1993
Genre Blues rock, country pop
Length 51:11
Label Capitol
Producer Bonnie Raitt, Don Was
Bonnie Raitt chronology
Luck of the Draw
Longing in Their Hearts
Road Tested
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Robert Christgau (neither)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Longing in Their Hearts is the twelfth album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1994. The album contained the mainstream pop hit, "Love Sneakin' Up On You," which reached #19 on the Billboard singles chart, and "You", which remains to date her only UK Top 40 hit, peaking at No. 31.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Sneakin' Up On You" (Jimmy Scott, Tom Snow) – 3:41
  2. "Longing in Their Hearts" (Michael O'Keefe, Raitt) – 4:48
  3. "You" (John Shanks, Bob Thiele, Tonio K.) – 4:27
  4. "Cool, Clear Water" (Raitt) – 5:27
  5. "Circle Dance" (Raitt) – 4:11
  6. "I Sho Do" (Billy Always, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) – 3:38
  7. "Dimming of the Day" (Richard Thompson) – 3:39
  8. "Feeling of Falling" (Raitt) – 6:17
  9. "Steal Your Heart Away" (Paul Brady) – 5:44
  10. "Storm Warning" (Terry Britten, Lea Maalfrid) – 4:31
  11. "Hell to Pay" (Raitt) – 4:03
  12. "Shadow of Doubt" (Gary Nicholson) – 4:26



  • Producers: Bonnie Raitt, Don Was
  • Engineer: Ed Cherney
  • Arranger: Bob Thiele

Other information[edit]

Stevie Nicks covered "Circle Dance" on her newest and first ever live album, The Soundstage Sessions, which was released on March 31, 2009.


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Love Sneakin' up on You" Adult Contemporary 2
1994 "Love Sneakin' up on You" Mainstream Rock Tracks 25
1994 "Love Sneakin' up on You" The Billboard Hot 100 19
1994 "Love Sneakin' up on You" Top 40 Mainstream 15
1994 "You" Adult Contemporary 15
1994 "You" The Billboard Hot 100 92


Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1994 Longing in Their Hearts Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1994 Longing in Their Hearts Best Pop Vocal Album


Preceded by
Far Beyond Driven by Pantera
Billboard 200 number-one album
April 16–22, 1994
Succeeded by
The Division Bell by Pink Floyd