Some Hearts (song)

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"Some Hearts"
Single by Marshall Crenshaw
from the album Good Evening
Released 1989
Format 7" single
Recorded 1989
Genre Power pop, folk rock
Length 4:22
Label Warner Bros. Records
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) David Kershenbaum

"Some Hearts" is a song written by Diane Warren. The track was originally written for Belinda Carlisle, who recorded it as a demo for her 1987 Heaven on Earth album, but it was not included on the album. It was released as a single by Marshall Crenshaw from his 1989 album, Good Evening, but it failed to chart. Singers that have covered the song include Kelly Levesque, featured in the 2001 film America's Sweethearts, Maria Arredondo for her 2004 album Not Going Under, and Carrie Underwood for her debut album of the same name.

Carrie Underwood version[edit]

"Some Hearts"
Single by Carrie Underwood
from the album Some Hearts
Released October 29, 2005 (US)
Format Digital download
Genre Country pop
Length 3:48
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Carrie Underwood singles chronology
"Jesus, Take the Wheel"
(2005)
"Some Hearts"
(2005)
"Don't Forget to Remember Me"
(2006)
"Jesus, Take the Wheel"
(2005)
"Some Hearts"
(2005)
"Don't Forget to Remember Me"
(2006)

In 2005, it was recorded by Carrie Underwood as the title track of her debut album, Some Hearts, and was the album's third single. It was only released to pop and adult contemporary radio in the United States in November 2005, around the same time that "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was released to country radio. "Some Hearts" peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and reached number 22 on the Adult Top 40 chart. The song had no accompanying music video and was not released to country radio. It has sold over 207,000 copies in US as of February 2010.[1]

Underwood performed the song at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, the half-time of the 2006 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and during her promotional tour for the album's release. The song was used in early commercials for American Idol's website during the sixth season of the show, until Daughtry's "Home" was used after Hollywood week.

Critical reception[edit]

Scott Shetler of Slant Magazine wrote in his review of the album that " Underwood is likely to become a fixture on the country charts for the next year with songs like the uptempo title track, a smash hit in the making that is equal parts Jo Dee Messina and SHeDAISY."[2] Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that Underwood sounds equally convincing on such sentimental fare as "Jesus, Take the Wheel" as on the soaring pop "Some Hearts".[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 12
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 22

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian (11 February 2010). "Bonus SoundScan numbers for Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, more!". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Shetler, Scott (2005-11-18). "Carrie Underwood: Some Hearts". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2005-11-15). "Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Carrie Underwood – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Carrie Underwood. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Carrie Underwood – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Carrie Underwood. Retrieved February 10, 2011.

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