Open My Heart

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"Open My Heart"
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Single by Yolanda Adams
from the album Mountain High...Valley Low
Released July 27, 1999 (1999-07-27)
Format CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Gospel, R&B
Length 5:40
Label Elektra
Writer(s) James Harris; James Q. Wright; Terry Lewis; Yolanda Adams
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and James "Big Jim" Wright
Yolanda Adams singles chronology
"The Battle Is the Lord's"
(1996)
"Open My Heart"
(1999)
"Yeah"
(1999)

"Open My Heart" is a song by Yolanda Adams released in 1999. The song gained Adams great popularity in the secular audiences. Being the most groundbreaking single of her career, she won several awards for this song. "Open My Heart" helped her 1999 album Mountain High...Valley Low gain multi-platinum status and reach charts heights not often attained by artists of the gospel genre.

The song peaked at #10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Remixes by Steve "Silk" Hurley and Junior Vasquez helped the song peak at #29 on the Hot Dance Club Play Chart.

The song was sampled by Nick Cannon on his single "Can I Live."[1]

Track listings[edit]

US Promo CD Release (PRCD 1484-2)[2]
  1. Open Your Heart (Radio Edit) – 5:37
  2. Open Your Heart (Album Version) – 5:38
  3. Open Your Heart (Audio Bio – Song) – 1:05
  4. Open Your Heart (Call-Out Hook) – 0:13
US Promo Remix CD Release (PRCD 1556-2)[3]
  1. Open My Heart (Pound Boys Radio Edit)
  2. Open My Heart (Pound Boys Vocal)
  3. Open My Heart (Pound Boys Dub)
US Promo 12" Remixes (ED 6238)[4]
  1. Open My Heart (Silk's Spiritual Workout)
  2. Open My Heart (Silk's Open My Filter Disco Dub Instrumental)
  3. Open My Heart (Open My Filter Disco Dub)
  4. Open My Heart (Silk's Spiritual Workout Instrumental)
US Double Vinyl Junior Vasquez Remixes (ED 6261)[5]
  1. Open My Heart (Junior's Sunday Morning Club Mix)
  2. Open My Heart (Junior's Uplifting Mix)
  3. Open My Heart (Junior's Sunday Morning Instrumental)
  4. Open My Heart (Junior's Sunday Morning Beat)
  5. Open My Heart (Junior's Acapella)

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 57[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 10[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 29[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick Cannon feat. Anthony Hamilton's Can I Live? sample of Yolanda Adams's Open My Heart". WhoSampled.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Yolanda Adams – Open My Heart (PRCD 1484-2)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  3. ^ "Yolanda Adams – Open My Heart (PRCD 1556-2)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  4. ^ "Yolanda Adams – Open My Heart (ED 6238)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  5. ^ "Yolanda Adams – Open My Heart (ED 6261)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  6. ^ a b c "Billboard Chart Info: "Open My Heart"". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24.