Straight On

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"Straight On"
Heart straighton.jpg
Single by Heart
from the album Dog & Butterfly
B-side "Lighter Touch"
Released September 1978
Format 7" single/12" Promo
Recorded 1978
Genre Hard rock, Disco
Length 5:08
Label Portrait Records
Songwriter(s) Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Sue Ennis
Producer(s) Mike Flicker, Heart and Michael Fisher
Heart singles chronology
"Heartless"
(1978)
"Straight On"
(1978)
"Dog & Butterfly"
(1978)
"Heartless"
(1978)
"Straight On"
(1978)
"Dog & Butterfly"
(1978)

"Straight On" is a song recorded by the rock band Heart. It was released as the first single from the band's 1978 album Dog & Butterfly. In the U.S., "Straight On" became Heart's third single to crack the top twenty, peaking at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was co-written by Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and Sue Ennis.

The song is a midtempo rock number which incorporates a funky, almost dance oriented bass line. Ann Wilson has called the song Heart's first "dance song", which is likely indicitive of its recording and release happening during the disco era of the late 70's. The lyrics use gambling metaphors to illustrate the protagonist heading straight on for her partner's love. [1]

"Straight On" was released during Heart's classic era and has been part of the group's setlist almost constantly since its release. It was still part of their setlist during their most recent 2016 tour. [2]

The song was featured in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the radio station Liberty Rock Radio 97.8.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 14
French Singles Chart[citation needed] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 15

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