"State of the Heart" is a song recorded by Australian rock group Mondo Rock for their 1981 album, Chemistry, and written by the group's guitarist Eric McCusker. Released as a single in their native Australia, it peaked at number six that same year.
Fellow Australian Rick Springfield covered the song for his 1985 album, Tao. This was the second of three singles from the album, and it peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States. Springfield performed the song at a Live Aid offshoot concert in Australia in July 1985.